To keep up with the energizing of downtown this historic, five-tower, 35-story property—L.A.'s largest hotel—recently underwent a $32 million renovation of its rooms and lobby. Inside the futuristic lobby are fountains, an indoor lake, an indoor track, and 12 glass elevators. Color-coded hotel floors and numerous signs help newcomers navigate the hotel, which takes up a city block. Standard rooms are on the small side, but the suites are expansive and come with practical
extras such as two-line speaker phones and ergonomic office chairs. All rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, many with terrific views. The hotel is a favorite with NHL teams and business travelers.