Friday, January 29, 2010

W Hollywood opens

After eight years of planning and construction, the Hollywood & Vine project opened today with great excitement and promise. The W Hotel and Residences and 1600 Vine now sit atop the Hollywood/Vine Metro Red Line station, offering a four-star hotel for visitors, housing (ranging from affordable to luxury) for residents, new shops and restaurants for both, and hundreds of jobs.

This famed intersection – the former site of a lemon grove -- has played a huge role in making Hollywood synonymous with cutting edge entertainment and setting worldwide pop culture trends. But just a decade ago, it had become a symbol of Hollywood’s blight, crime, and neglect -- a far cry from the glamour of this famous intersection’s heyday.

Now the glamour of Hollywood is back with the opening of this new project, which has transformed this site into one of the world’s most desirable places to live, work, play, and visit.
I hope you'll visit Hollywood and check it out.