Room-service delivered by relay robots, sky terrace views of LAX runways, and 11' guest room ceilings spirit only part of the transformative experience at the first and only H Hotel Los Angeles. While the gears of the fifth busiest airport in the world spin away outside, the guests checking into the H Hotel are depressurized by a collection of artistic styles.
Curated by NINE dot ARTS, an international award-winning curatorial firm, the hotel's art collection invites guests to lose themselves in the idea of air travel and examine how it has impacted exploration, science, jobs, fashion and other aspects of modern society. Seven installations using different media from Los Angeles-based artists and others from across the country create an unmistakably authentic guest experience rooted in nostalgia — accented by found objects from the golden age of aviation.
“The H Hotel’s art program is all about imagination – anyone who steps through the doors is immediately transported into another world where the sky is the limit," says Martha Weidmann, CEO and co-founder of NINE dot ARTS. "Rooted in fun and nostalgia, the art applauds the magnificence of air travel, what it means to our culture, and the possibilities for the future.”
From the collection...
Patti Ortiz | painted aluminum
San Antonio-based artist Patti Ortiz’s rose gold paper airplanes, Planes, gracefully lead visitors from the lobby toward the restaurant and bar, like a flock of birds. Commissioned after a piece at Denver International Airport, the painted aluminum piece is the only other planes-inspired work by Ortiz in the world.
Jim Darling | oil paintings with layered wood panels
Los Angeles-based artist Jim Darling’s Plane Windows series features abstracted landscape scenes as viewed from windows of a plane. Spaced similarly to those on an actual jetliner, the series of oil paintings, made with layers of carved wood panels, transport the viewer from the hotel’s coffee bar to the view of an in-flight passenger.
Dylan Beck | ceramic planes on wood panel
Inside Hotel H’s Waypoint Kitchen restaurant, Dylan Beck’s 150 ceramic planes create flight patterns above the banquette.
Facades of LA
Paul Brokering | oil paintings with layered wood panels
Denver-based photographer Paul Brokering’s Facades of LA features photographs of iconic Los Angeles buildings including Fred Segal, La Brea Psychic, Century Plaza Towers and Valentino that line the seating area in the north lobby.
Artist Quote: "The architecture of LA is very rich and ranges from historical to modern to kitsch to anything goes,” said Brokering. “Where else do you find buildings where the facades appear to be nothing more than ivy with cutouts for the doors and windows? I love L.A.”
Bill Brown | oil paintings with layered wood panels
Featured in the lobby, Bill Brown’s Cloud Nine (28) installation mimics the feeling of whizzing through the atmosphere through an abstracted, encaustic cloud painting.
Jeffrey Milstein | photographic print on aluminum
Haunting and gorgeous, Millstein’s LAX 4, displayed in the hotel’s library, depicts a terminal at one of the nation’s largest airports. Known for his aerial photography, Los Angeles-based artist Jeffrey Millstein has documented a series of airports from coast to coast.
Geometric Wall Sculptures
Derek Keenan | custom painted handmade wooden panels
Also featured in the Waypoint Kitchen, Derek Keenan’s gilded Geometric Wall Sculptures reference mid-century modern geometry and bring a gilded, ornate aura to the dinner atmosphere.
H Hotel Los Angeles
6151 W Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
From the windows of approaching planes, the illuminated exterior of the H Hotel will be discernible from the rest; its mid-century architecture shaped into a modern industrial facade colored with azure hues. Originally raised in the 1960s as an office building, the property is a dual-branded venture housing a new Homewood Suites by Hilton alongside the H Hotel, bringing 290 total rooms to approximately 40 million people traveling through LAX. H Hotel’s distinct amenities, spaces, and rooftop of the H Hotel are exclusive to its guests. For those looking to depressurize the hustle of LAX travel and combine convenience with a sense of wanderlust, the H Hotel is the property primed to spirit them away in style.
The hotel is a part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 14 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and access to the Hilton Honors mobile app. For more information or to make a reservation, visit H Hotel Los Angeles, Curio Collection by Hilton or call 310-215-3000.