US: CIM Group and Denihan Hospitality Group have announced an agreement to bring The James hotel brand to the Los Angeles area.
The James Los Angeles, will be the first new-build hotel in West Hollywood in approximately 30 years, and will be located at the southeast corner of Sunset and La Cienega Boulevards.
The property will be comprised of two 10-storey towers with 286 rooms, two restaurants, rooftop and lobby bars and 10,000 square feet of meeting space. It is expected to open in 2016.
CIM Group is the owner and developer of the two-block Sunset La Cienega mixed-use development, and has chosen Denihan as its joint venture partner for the boutique hotel portion of the project.
Denihan operates properties under the James brand in Chicago, New York and Miami.
Shaul Kuba, founding principal of CIM Group, said: “We selected The James brand as it brings an inspired guest-experience to West Hollywood and the Greater Los Angeles area. The hotel’s attention to detail and premier amenities complements the distinctive Sunset La Cienega project underway at this legendary Sunset Strip location.”
David Duncan, president of Denihan, said: “We are excited to be partnering with CIM in one of the most prominent developments in West Hollywood in years. CIM has selected The James as the perfect boutique hotel brand for this location; built with warm, modern design, and enriching the guest experience through authentic, local cultural experiences and intuitive service. As a brand, The James is mindful of the needs of our neighbours, and we look forward to becoming an integral part of the West Hollywood community.”