DTLA’s Hotel Alexandria

Once a Luxurious Hotel and preferred venue for early Hollywood stars and starlets, this week it will be LAFW's designers and models shaking through this historic DTLA venue.

Welcome LAFW!!

The Alexandria

Hotel Alexandria
Photo courtesy of Natalie Benesova.

Hotel Alexandria is a beautiful historic building which opened on 5th and Spring as a hotel in 1906. In the early 1910’s and early 20’s, It was the most luxurious hotel in Los Angeles and a major playground for LA’s elite. Hotel Alexandria

Known for it’s “million-dollar” rug, marble columns, chandeliers, and gold leaf covering of the mezzanine lobby, hardly ever did a day pass without the presence of a nationally-known actor or actress.

Originally a hotel, it now consists of  three iconic event venues: The Mezz, Palm Court Ballroom, and King Edward Ballroom.

Great for weddings, events, private parties, photo/music productions, and much more!!!

And of course this week it will play host to L.A. Fashion Week SS 2018. 



Arthur T Chipman (@arthurchipman) – LAFW Executive Producer

Site of LAFW SS 2018, Arthur T Chipman, L.A. Fashion week’s executive producer:

“It’s a beautiful, beautiful, space, with amazing history, Victorian style, very old English and the perfect setting for what we’re trying to do moving forward”

Spring Street Entrance

Hotel Alexandria
Photo courtesy of Natalie Benesova.

Entrance from Spring street and hall-way to the original hotel check-in and luxurious marble staircase leading to the “Mezz”.

The Mezz

Hotel Alexandria
Photo courtesy of Natalie Benesova.
Photo courtesy of Natalie Benesova.

The Mezz is located on the second level and surrounded by windows and skylights. It offers offers charming views of the city, historical buildings and is the perfect location for a large mixer!!

It is the largest venue at the Alexandria measuring over 14,000 sqft. The industrial-style setting features exposed brick walls, candle-light iron beams, and a luxurious marble staircase upon entrance.

It can accommodates up to 500 for reception and 800 cocktail style events.

It will be the site of the LAFW Opening Media Reception this Wednesday.


Alexandria Ballrooms

The ballrooms have been restored and have officially opened their doors once more. They include the King Edward and Palm Court. 


King Edward

Hotel Alexandria
Photo courtesy of Natalie Benesova.

The King Edward ballroom features stretched ceilings with crystal chandeliers, tall windows that flood the room with natural light, and a romantic gold leaf fireplace.

Perched above the ballroom is an elegant balcony terrace, with endless skylights creating a magical setting for your events or photo shoots.

The King Edward ballroom will also be the setting where LAFW Fashion shows do DTLA this Thursday  the 4th through Sunday the 8th.

For a full schedule see LAFW Schedule.

Hotel Alexandria

Featured in numerous Hollywood films, music video’s and famous photo shoots including Vogue with Natalie Portman!


Palm Court Ballroom

Hotel Alexandria
Photo courtesy of Natalie Benesova.

Added later to the Hotel in 1911, The Palm Court was built to be luxurious, designed with arched high ceilings, crystal chandeliers and gorgeous Tiffany Skylights you can still see today.

Declared a cultural landmark on March 3, 1971, it was the location for Hollywood’s most significant balls during early Hollywood and even Charlie Chaplain’s wedding.

If you’re looking for a memorable, special or unique event. You should consider the DTLA’s iconic Hotel Alexandria!! 

And Good Luck to LAFW, see you tomorrow in the Mezz!!

May Thnx to Nicholas Brown (@ovrdsthebrand) for story layout and design. 

And to the Alexandria team and ownership for assistance!!

For further information:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (213) 233-4858
IG: /TheAlexandriaBallrooms