A mod, stylish remake of a classic, mid-century building near LAX.
This recently updated hotel is not your generic close-to-the-airport stay. It brings to mind the yesteryear glamour of Pan Am, complete with contemporary, cutting edge amenities. Housed in a classic, twelve-story mid-century building designed by architect Welton Beckett (of the iconic Capitol Records building), it was once the Furama Hotel. As of 2011, its 250 rooms and public areas are completely updated in a bold, contemporary style. Beds are plush with Italian linens; technology is up-to-date with iPod docking stations, flat-screen TVs, wireless Internet access and video checkout with email receipt. At deck 33, the pool bar and grill, a dj spins nightly. Hanger 39 is the hotel's house restaurant, and six additional lounges offer perks, such as massage chairs in Stratosphere's relaxation room and electronic gaming at Transonic. Convenient extras include: shuttling in style in black Suburban SUVs to-and-from LAX at no extra charge, free Wi-Fi and easy access to adjacent beach cities. The hotel welcomes pets; there's a city park across the street for dog walking.