Like it did in the 1920s, Hotel Figueroa strives to be a hub for social progress and creativity in Downtown Los Angeles.
Above an imposing fireplace in the Gran Sala, a 2,100-square-foot living room with towering arched windows and ironwork chandeliers, hangs a black-and-white photograph of the hotel’s founding women wearing flapper dresses and finger-wave hairstyles. It was 1926, and they were posing regally in front of an arched hallway. This is just one of the pieces on display that pays tribute to these iconoclastic ladies. Right by the entrance, visitors are greeted by a large-scale red painting by Alison van Pelt depicting Maude Bouldin, a feminist who raced motorcycles, flew planes, and helped launch the property as its first manager. Elsewhere, the hotel is filled with artworks by some of L.A.’s most compelling female artists—everything from sculptures to lighting installations and murals by both emerging and internationally celebrated talents. There’s a striking oil on canvas by Jesse Mockrin, who nods to 18th century Rococo in her contemporary portraits, and a bold nude by America Martin, known for her abstract depictions of the human form. This important—and growing—permanent collection is supplemented by rotating exhibitions and a variety of creative events like artist talks and playlists created by local DJs like Maryann Aguirre (who’s part of an all-girl, all-vinyl DJ club created by women of color). Like it did in the 1920s, Hotel Figueroa strives to be a hub for social progress and creativity in Downtown Los Angeles.
To learn more about Hotel Figueroa, please contact the concierge upon making a reservation.