Hotel Per La’s decidedly Italian theme harkens back to the buildings roots as the Bank of Italy’s headquarters.
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Hotel Per La took over the hotel that was formerly the NOMAD in Downtown Los Angeles. With the re-opening came a new Italian restaurant, Per L’Ora, and rooftop bar, Bar Clara.
In the lobby of the landmarked building, much of the original Neoclassical style, such as the Doric columns, coffered ceiling, and marble floors, was preserved, complemented by the addition of floral textiles in rich jewel tones. Even the original vault, which once housed 12,000 safety deposit boxes, and its 50-ton door were kept intact. The color palette across the 241 lavish rooms draws from the exquisitely maintained gold-and-blue Italianate lobby ceiling.
It’s a place to see and be seen by locals and out-of-towners alike, whether at the shimmering rooftop pool, the rooftop bar, or the restaurant and bar.