Merging cocktail bar, pizzeria, music venue and lobby, Hotel Ziggy invites hotel guests to check in to a sociable and engaging bar lined with hundreds of vinyl albums. A record player behind reception fills the common area with music spanning all progressive genres. A retractable glass garage door separates one end of the hall, creating a versatile concert hall called “Backbeat”, which supports local musicians and invites them to come and share their sound in a new space to rise above the noise . The Ziggy Hotel has the largest saltwater swimming pool in West Hollywoodwhich is another platform to democratize music with live sets performed by up-and-coming DJs.
Layers of cut-out walls and ceilings celebrate musicians past and present. A memorabilia collection includes framed legal documents highlighting decades of lawsuits between musicians, producers and streamers with the intention of asking the controversial question, “Who really owns the music?” Ziggy’s goal is to spark lively conversations and, in doing so, connect people. His position is clear to all: “Free the music!
“We created Ziggy to provoke thought-provoking, meaningful conversations with the goal of sparking curiosity and challenging perspectives in a playful way. What better place than the Sunset Strip to celebrate the rebellious spirit of musicians who break the norm and who have changed the way we live? noted Jon Bortz, manager of the Imagineer Hotel at Pebblebrook Hotels. “The Ziggy Hotel is located just down the street from the former sites of two world famous music destinations: Tower Records and House of Blues. As these icons and others have now passed away, there is a legacy to be remembered here. We push the boundaries with our hotels, and we certainly did with Ziggy.”
Conceptualized by the internationally award-winning design team at Dawson Design Associates (DDA), each element of the space is designed to honor and support the rebellious, independent attitude of musicians’ struggle to be heard. Powerful street murals envelop the exterior facade of the building, the courtyard surrounding the pool, and the main lobby spaces, together expressing the vitality and rebellion of the music scene. A cozy and informal mix of modern and vintage furniture sits atop rustic hardwood floors and worn Oriental rugs, creating a space designed to relax.
“It was vital that this hotel not take itself too seriously,” said Andrea Sheehan, founding principle and artistic director at DDA. “We kept it simple so the art could speak for itself. We removed all previous attempts to give this quirky building a modern look. Instead, we exposed its imperfections and embraced the structure awkward for what it was – authentic, just like our guests and the musicians we celebrate.”
In keeping with its “free the music” mantra, Hotel Ziggy offers guests access to a Shred Shed which includes electric and acoustic guitars, amps, records, record players, walkmans and backpacks. back to use while finding inspiration in Los Angeles or sharing creativity with others. All are welcome to borrow, experiment and share the “free the music” movement.
In the playful spirit of LA’s first iconic record store and precursor to the first Tower Records, Licorice Pizza, a casual dining concept named “B-side Pizza” overlooks Sunset Boulevard. The pizzeria is reminiscent of mid-century carhops with an old-fashioned pickup window that allows locals to order takeout with concierge service and style. A neon-wrapped custom 9-inch vinyl album reinforces the retro theme.
Hotel Ziggy can be booked now with rates starting at $299 by night. For more information, visit www.hotelziggy.com or follow @hotelziggy on Instagram and Twitter.
About Dawson Design Associates, Inc.
Founded in Seattle, Washington in 1987 by Andrea Dawson Sheehan, Dawson Design Associates is a full-service interior design and interior architecture firm specializing in renovations, repositionings and new construction in the hospitality industry. DDA’s mission is to design hotels recognized for their creative and distinctive styles and proven by their success and profitability. The company is consistently ranked among the top design firms in the world and maintains an ever-growing list of awards and international press. For more information, please visit www.dawsondesignassociates.com.
About Springboard Hospitality
For more than 30 years, Springboard Hospitality, formerly known as OLS Hotels & Resorts, has transformed people, properties and communities into a leader in the hospitality industry by managing and developing innovative boutiques and properties brands across the United States. Honolulu and Los Angeles, Springboard operates more than 38 properties in 10 states. Led by a technology entrepreneur Ben Rafter, Springboard specializes in using analytics and technology with its Hospitality Intelligence (HI) to ensure properties maximize return on investment. The company offers a full range of hotel services with expertise in creative management, marketing, sales, revenue management, catering and more. The Springboard Hospitality team is committed to going above and beyond with personal, personalized service in all aspects of its operations, from its interactions with guests to its relationship with owners. For more information, visit www.springboardhospitality.com.
About Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE:PEB) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”) and the largest owner of urban lifestyle and resort hotels in United States. The Company owns 53 hotels, totaling approximately 13,200 rooms in 15 city and resort markets. For more information, visit www.pebblebrookhotels.com and follow @PebblebrookPEB.
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