Los Angeles’ Kim Sing Theatre Unveils New Micro-Boutique HotelAuthor:Michelle Konstantinovsky
There’s no shortage of historic landmarks in Los Angeles, but prepare to add one more to your list of favorites. Earlier this month, Downtown L.A.’s Chinatown unveiled its first micro-boutique hotel located within the newly relaunched Kim Sing Theatre. Hotel: Kim Sing is just one piece of the stunning property, which was originally built in 1926 as a vaudeville theater. After the property was closed to the public for a decade, real estate firm Indra & Co. acquired and upgraded it, turning it into a one-of-a-kind event space that can accommodate up to 10 guests.
“This is not just a destination designed for tourists, but as a space to anchor the neighborhood, bringing this once thriving corner back to life with restaurants, an event space, and hotel,” said developer and L.A. native Ash Pathi. “When we brought the now cult favorite Mexicali Tacos into the neighborhood, we were not surprised to see it become a destination. This project is physically adjacent to Mexicali, and is just the next step in our quest to revitalize this intersection.”
After the vaudeville era, Kim Sing Theater was used as a film house to screen kung fu movies before it was left vacant for far too long. Harrison Ford’s son Willard eventually renovated and modernized the theater. While the space retains original details like bow truss ceilings and the marquee sign, it boasts a large kitchen, serving station, internal courtyard, and AV room. By the end of this summer, a specialty coffee shop and a redesigned event venue will be integrated into the space, and a chic restaurant is in the works as well.
But Hotel: Kim Sing is the real draw for locals and visitors looking for a unique L.A. experience. Amenities include a full private kitchen with option to hire private chef, a washer and dryer, a screening room, and — get this — a meditation lounge. Bathroom fixtures are by Hansgrohe, and luxury bedding and bath products include mattresses from Casper and toiletries by LATHER.