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The Shay, Culver City, L.A. Destination Hotel REVIEW MASTER THREAD

The Shay, Culver City, L.A. Destination Hotel REVIEW MASTER THREAD

Old Sep 26, 21, 1:49 am
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Originally Posted by lechamber View Post
Vespertine's take-out options have been very hands-on/heavy assembly and re-heating and cooking required. don't think you'd be able to do this without access to a full home kitchen.
Thanks for the follow-up. Did not realize so involved. Ugh. Counting the days until they reopen. Weekend at The Shay, dinner at Vespertine
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Old Sep 26, 21, 7:48 am
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Agreed that Vespertine wouldn’t work in a hotel room.

While on that subject, don’t forget about Destroyer! Best breakfast and lunch around, and they’re on Caviar if you don’t want to eat there.
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Old Sep 26, 21, 7:53 am
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Originally Posted by josephstern View Post
Agreed that Vespertine wouldnt work in a hotel room.

While on that subject, dont forget about Destroyer! Best breakfast and lunch around, and theyre on Caviar if you dont want to eat there.
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Old Sep 26, 21, 7:59 am
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
It's super convenient to LAX and pretty easy access to most of the westside and the beach towns.

I would also be concerned about whether they open on time (and would probably make a back-up reservation)
Tks. I have a backup reservation for Oceanside… something completely different .
but it is difficult for us to decide what to do, since we usually spend 2-3 vacations a year in the US and now have been banned for 2 years…. We are eager to go again and catch up on all the things missed… but we‘ll do a roadtrip later on up US-1 to S.F.

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Old Sep 26, 21, 9:49 am
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Sorry - I didn't realize exactly where The Shay is. It's basically right at Platform. It's at Washington and National (an intersection I love for the pre-Reagan DCA days).

So you can walk to those places (Roberta's, Margot, Loqui, Boba Guys, Blue Bottle, and some other bakery in there, and maybe Pop's Bagels is there too?) but the downtown Culver City places are a bit closer.

This also means Father's Office, Lukshon, Pasta Sisters (are they still open? not great, in my book) and Destroyer are all walkable. There's also a good coffee shop on Helms just below National (not sure of their current status).

K-ZO is also decent mid-range sushi nearby, at the Trader Joe's.

I had this location as being closer to the Culver Hotel. In actuality, it's really right on the Expo light rail line.
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Old Sep 26, 21, 3:17 pm
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Originally Posted by josephstern View Post

I had this location as being closer to the Culver Hotel. In actuality, it's really right on the Expo light rail line.
The footprint is where the free parking lot was for the Culver City Expo Line. They paved a parking lot to put up paradise. (With my apologies to Joni Mitchell.). The proximity to the Expo line could not be better. And, youre right off the 10 Freeway. If you want to drive, you can be at the beach in 15 minutes.
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Old Sep 26, 21, 6:35 pm
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Originally Posted by SS255 View Post
The footprint is where the free parking lot was for the Culver City Expo Line.
This complex is new enough that some of the mapping sites haven't updated. Here's the before and after, although the scale and angle is different.



Source: https://www.mapquest.com/search/resu...5605927&page=0



Source: https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=e10cb...=2&form=S00027

The hotel is on the right side. Has the darker window accents. The attached structure are the apartments. The HBO offices are on the left, sitting where the series of small buildings used to be in the first image.
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Old Sep 26, 21, 6:39 pm
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Years ago I almost rented a building on that exact site. It had been a candle-making company, and it was directly across National from Surfas. Glad I didn't take it or I would have had to move again in a few short years.
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Old Oct 6, 21, 3:13 pm
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Well The Shay opened earlier that thought

https://newsroom.hyatt.com/news-releases?item=124150

The Shay, a Destination by Hyatt hotel, Debuts in Los Angeles

The 148-room boutique hotel and destination for creative collaboration, unique meetings, and events anchors Culver City's highly anticipated Ivy Station development

CHICAGO – October 6, 2021 – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the opening of The Shay, a Destination by Hyatt hotel and the brand’s first urban hotel in Southern California, in the vibrant Culver City district of Los Angeles. The destination-defining property is a central hub for creative camaraderie. Features include loft-like accommodations with luxurious amenities, a sprawling campus with inspiring indoor-outdoor spaces to connect and collaborate during meetings, weddings and events, and an array of community partners that seamlessly blend both guests’ and locals’ experiences.

Thoughtful Design in the Heart of Culver City

  • Exterior

  • Rooftop Pool

  • Guestroom
The Shay’s relaxed urban interior boasts thoughtfully crafted details like leather-wrapped handrails, patinated metals and native hardwoods that allude to Culver City’s industrious past. Larger spaces such as the lobby, courtyard and roof deck comprise a series of intimate nooks, dens and parlors that seamlessly transition from work to play. A property-wide art collection includes 35 locally commissioned murals, textiles, installations and portraits, each accompanied by a unique QR code that invites visitors to learn more about the artist.

“The Shay is the first hotel in Culver City to celebrate the area’s growing creative community while fully embracing its rich history,” says Ryan Parker, general manager of The Shay. “As an anchor to the Arts District, which encompasses art galleries, coffee bars, trending fitness studios and the re-imagined landmark Helms Bakery building with design boutiques and specialty restaurants, The Shay offers guests a distinct sense of place that honors old and new.”

Adjacent to the Culver City Metro E Line, The Shay offers convenient access to experience all Los Angeles has to offer, from the boardroom to the beach and everything in between. After a productive day exploring the neighborhood or connecting with colleagues, guests find respite in 148 contemporary rooms and suites designed for comfort. All accommodations feature oversized windows, workstations, curated artwork and modern dcor that mirror the city’s resourceful spirit. Select suites offer luxuries like wet bars, patios, large soaking tubs, generous living spaces and separate work areas.

Those adding local flair to the hotel’s experience include boutique design agency Studio Collective, whose award-winning portfolio includes downtown LA’s Hotel Figueroa, which is part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand; Culver City-based functional fitness studio Essers; LA-born craft grooming product company Imperial Barber; specialty spa brand milk + honey; and Culver City Art District’s ROSIES Foundation, a non-profit organization that sources employment for those with disabilities.

Distinctive Food & Beverage Offerings

The Shay plays host to two onsite culinary concepts by Michelin-starred chef Danny Grant’s What If Syndicate group, including etta, a wood-fired eatery with indoor-outdoor seating on the ground floor, and Celestina, a high-energy Mexican-inspired restaurant and cocktail bar on the roof deck. What If Syndicate also produces the culinary experiences for meetings, weddings and events.

The Shay boasts Culver City’s first curated rooftop pool experience, offering pop-up events including music shows, comedy sets and yoga classes; a versatile outdoor courtyard that leads into a modern ballroom; and an inviting lobby space featuring a cocktail bar and game room outfitted with eclectic seating and contemporary local art.

Expansive Meetings & Events Spaces

The arrival of companies like Amazon Studios, Apple TV and WarnerMedia to Ivy Station are energizing Culver City more than a century after Thomas Ince built the city’s first film studio where Sony Pictures stands today. The Shay is a co-catalyst for the historic neighborhood’s re-emergence as a destination for creative collaboration with 8,000 square feet of versatile indoor-outdoor event space that takes advantage of Southern California’s year-round idyllic weather. Meeting options include a modern boardroom that opens out into a courtyard with a gazebo and fireplace; a contemporary ballroom that connects to multiple pre-function spaces; and sleek breakout rooms.

Each meeting space nods to the destination with Culver City-inspired names like the Ivy Ballroom, Helms and Hayden Meeting Rooms and Blackwelder Boardroom. “We took a charismatic approach to meeting spaces that brings the spirit of Culver City to the experience,” says Parker. “There’s nothing boring about our boardroom!”

Special Offers

In celebration of its opening, The Shay is offering 50% off all suites and 15% off all standard room rates through the end of the year, and a Bed & Breakfast promotion that includes a full American breakfast for two and late 2:00 pm checkout. For more information about The Shay, terms of these offers, or to book a stay, please visit www.theshayhotel.com or follow @TheShayCulverCity on Instagram.

Guided by its purpose of care, Hyatt’s multi-layered Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment further enhances its operational guidance and resources around colleague and guest safety and peace of mind. More information on Hyatt’s commitment can be found here: hyatt.com/care-and-cleanliness.

The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.
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Old Oct 6, 21, 3:19 pm
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Originally Posted by 59Impala View Post

In celebration of its opening, The Shay is offering 50% off all suites and 15% off all standard room rates through the end of the year, and a Bed & Breakfast promotion that includes a full American breakfast for two and late 2:00 pm checkout.
Good catch, thanks for posting!

Definitely not 50% off suites on the Hyatt site.
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Old Oct 6, 21, 9:45 pm
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I had dinner at Etta opening weekend (of the restaurant) and it was delicious but the service was all over the place. I chalked it up to opening but I would definitely go back. Its a huge space that seems to be one of the biggest restaurants to open in the area. Everything is woodfired. Located on street level (not rooftop). Straddling the line between high end Italian and neighborhood Italian. Prices were pretty good for LApizzas $20 and entrees in mid/high $20s.
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Have a stay booked this weekend. Will report back on Globalist experience.
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Old Oct 6, 21, 10:44 pm
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Originally Posted by LoungeLizardHugo View Post
Good catch, thanks for posting!

Definitely not 50% off suites on the Hyatt site.
yeah definitely not 50% off.

Not 50% off but a decent rate for a suite perhaps vs a regular room? No idea how nice they are however.
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Old Oct 7, 21, 2:59 pm
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Originally Posted by DELee View Post
My biggest concern is if it will really be open in time.

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Nope, I was wrong:

Originally Posted by 59Impala View Post
https://newsroom.hyatt.com/news-releases?item=124150

The Shay, a Destination by Hyatt hotel, Debuts in Los Angeles

The 148-room boutique hotel and destination for creative collaboration, unique meetings, and events anchors Culver City's highly anticipated Ivy Station development

CHICAGO October 6, 2021 Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the opening of The Shay, a Destination by Hyatt hotel and the brands first urban hotel in Southern California, in the vibrant Culver City district of Los Angeles. The destination-defining property is a central hub for creative camaraderie. Features include loft-like accommodations with luxurious amenities, a sprawling campus with inspiring indoor-outdoor spaces to connect and collaborate during meetings, weddings and events, and an array of community partners that seamlessly blend both guests and locals experiences.

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