Proper Hotels, a new lifestyle brand headed by former
Viceroy Hotels chief Brad Korzen, has selected a Los Angeles location and says
the downtown property will open in early 2017.
The Los Angeles Proper will occupy an 81-year-old
building at 11th and Broadway, about a block-and-a-half south of the Ace Hotel
Downtown Los Angeles. The building was a businessman’s club from 1924 until
1947, when it was converted to the Case Hotel. It operated as a YMCA from 1965
The 13-story hotel will have 148 guestrooms, a restaurant,
and a rooftop lounge and pool. Korzen’s Kor Group along with Frank Stork and
Channing Henry will redevelop the property.
Proper Hotels was announced in January. The company said at
the time that the San Francisco Proper would reopen at the site of the old
Renoir Hotel on the city’s Market Street by year’s end. In addition to downtown
Los Angeles, other hotels are slated for Hollywood, Calif., as well as Austin,