A couple of months ago we saw the beginning of Kyoto Grand Hotel’s transformation to a new DoubleTree by Hilton with the initial work on remodeling the plaza fronting 1st and Los Angeles St. Some other renovations within the hotel’s common areas were in progress including the replacement of carpeting and upgrading the fitness center. In addition, work had also begun on upgrading the rooms to “DoubleTree by Hilton standards.” I learned that after about 50% of the hotel’s rooms are upgraded (around the end of summer), the new DoubleTree by Hilton sign would also be installed on the hotel. I decided to check out the new rooms to give our readers a first look inside.
According to a sign located in the hotel’s lobby, the new DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Los Angeles will still maintain the Japanese-inspired design theme throughout the hotel, much to the relief of the Little Tokyo community.
The sign reads: “A blend of Asian-fusion style with contemporary elegance that features deluxe and suite accommodations, meetings and events space, a delicious restaurant, spacious lounge and serene rooftop garden.”
Here is a look at what the new rooms look like and once 50% of the rooms have been upgraded — around the end of summer 2012 — the hotel will officially become a DoubleTree by Hilton.