Andaz West Hollywood Hotel


Client: Shlemmer + Algaze + Associates


Andaz West Hollywood, which opened its doors in January 2009, is among Hyatt’s new brand of hotels that are “locally inspired, with the feel of an independent and not a chain.”  This hotel’s overall design considered the needs of guests who are cutting edge and environmentally conscientious.  For its rooftop pool deck, AHBE’s landscape design created multiple lounging areas, incorporated drought-tolerant succulent and perennial gardens for each area and took advantage of views toward the Hollywood Hills and surrounding cities.  For the front entry, the landscape was upgraded to reflect the hotel’s contemporary brand.  AHBE’s designers also worked closely with a public artist whose sculpture is prominently featured at the entry landscape.  Other works by renowned artists are found throughout the hotel.