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Restaurateur gains funding for $35m whisky-themed hotel

Restaurateur Adolfo Suaya has secured US$35 million to fund a seven-storey whisky-themed hotel in Hollywood, complete with whisky fountain and a rooftop bar.

Image: Rendering by Kilograph, via Englekirk.

News of Suaya’s project first broke two years ago, and the site was cleared in preparation for construction in February this year, Urbanize Los Angeles reported.

Called the Whisky Hotel, the building will house 134 guest rooms, each boasting a mini bar filled with a selection of whiskies from around the world as well as a whisky fountain in the lobby.

Located on North Wilcox Avenue in Hollywood, the hotel will also include a 2,500sq ft restaurant, a covered, glass-paneled rooftop bar and parking for 96 cars.

A spokesperson told What Now Los Angeles: “The Whisky Hotel aims to carve a niche in the growing whiskey tourism industry and plans to do so by providing a unique experience for connoisseurs and amateurs alike.

“Upon arrival, guests will be served complimentary whiskey in the lobby. Suaya wants to make every inch of this hotel an immersive experience, from the smell and the music to the whiskey sommelier on staff who will help guests expand their palates.”

The hotel is now set to open in 2022.

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