Embassy Auditorium and Hotel — Los Angeles, CA

Services provided

Historic Preservation Consultant
Mills Act Application

Historic Consultants worked with the owners to create a rehabilitation plan for the conversion of the Embassy Hotel, constructed as the Trinity Auditorium, into a boutique hotel. The plan called for restoration of the rooms, maintaining the grand entrance that is still intact from 1914 (?), rehabilitation of the auditorium into a banquet and function space, and the development of a pool and terrace on the roof. Unique to the project was a bridge connecting the two wings of the hotel at the roof level, and the restoration of the grand copper dome that is the highlight of the building’s façade and roof. The primary role of Historic Consultants was to secure local approval for the project from the Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources, and also meet the provisions of an easement on the building held by the State Office of Historic Preservation. The Embassy is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, as well as being a City of Los Angeles Historic and Cultural Monument.