Hyatt unveils 148-key creative hub The Shay in LA
Showcasing the work of Studio Collective, The Shay, a Destination by Hyatt hotel, combines stylish accommodation with lots of space for creative collaborations, events and meetings.
The City of Angels has welcomed the arrival of a chic new hotel.
Culver City’s new hive of creativity
The Destination by Hyatt brand’s first urban hotel in southern California, this property lies within the highly anticipated Ivy Station development of LA’s vibrant Culver City district. Envisaged as a central hub for creative camaraderie, The Shay comprises loft-like accommodation with luxury amenities and a sprawling campus featuring indoor-outdoor space for events and meetings.
Large areas of this complex, such as the courtyard, roofdeck and lobby, can effortlessly transition from work to play, with each space split into several intimate nooks, dens and parlours.
The hotel’s design, courtesy of agency Studio Collective, cleverly references Culver City’s industrious past. Interiors include thoughtfully crafted details like leather-wrapped handrails and patinated metals, while locally commissioned artworks feature throughout.
The property’s many local partners include functional fitness studio Essers, craft grooming product company Imperial Barber, specialty spa brand Milk + Honey and Culver City Art District’s Rosies Foundation, sourcing employment for people with disabilities.
“The Shay is the first hotel in Culver City to celebrate the area’s growing creative community while fully embracing its rich history,” said Ryan Parker, general manager of The Shay. “As an anchor to the Arts District, which encompasses art galleries, coffee bars, trending fitness studios and the reimagined landmark Helms Bakery building with design boutiques and specialty restaurants, The Shay offers guests a distinct sense of place that honours old and new.”
Designed for work and play
The hotel’s 148 contemporary rooms and suites all come with oversized windows and workstations, and are distinguished by their modern decor and curated artwork. Select suites also feature large soaking tubs, patios, wet bars, large living spaces and separate work areas.
While they’re here, guests can dine at two culinary concepts by Michelin-starred chef Danny Grant’s hospitality group What If Syndicate: indoor-outdoor woodfire restaurant Etta and Mexican-inspired rooftop restaurant and cocktail bar Celestina.
Notably, the hotel’s also home to Culver City’s first curated rooftop pool experience, with popup events spanning comedy, yoga and music. Its inviting lobby is home to a cocktail bar and games room, moreover, and the outdoor courtyard leads to a modern ballroom.
Meanwhile, The Shay is contributing to Culver City’s re-emergence, as an area now home to companies including Apple TV and Amazon Studios, with 8,000 sq ft of indoor-outdoor event space including a modern ballroom, which opens out onto the courtyard and connects to multiple function spaces. What If Syndicate is leading the events’ culinary offering.
The new hotel is adjacent to the Culver City Metro E Line.
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