The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand has added the 95-year-old award-winning Hotel Figueroa to its portfolio of properties in the US.

Located in Downtown Los Angeles, the 14-storey boutique hotel was opened by the YWCA in 1926. It was built as an exclusive women’s hostel and financed and operated by women.

With the addition, Hotel Figueroa has become the first hotel in Los Angeles within The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand.

It is also the brand’s third hotel in California, following the four-star hotels Mar Monte in Santa Barbara and Carmel Valley Ranch in Carmel.

Hotel Figueroa current manager Connie Wang said: “As a cultural oasis in downtown Los Angeles for nearly a century, we are delighted to debut our historic hotel property as part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand.

“We remain dedicated to serving as a proud beacon and pillar of our community; celebrating the rich history, architecture, and elevated and unscripted hospitality that define each story-worthy guest stay, which will be further enhanced by this collaboration.”

Hotel Figueroa, which has 268 guest rooms and suites, completed an extensive redesign in 2018. It boasts a 10,000ft2 space dedicated for private event and landscaped pool area.

This year, the hotel has selected Los Angeles-based visual artist Shyama Golden as its 2021 Featured Artist.

Recently, it has transformed its Figueroa Suite with the introduction of first-ever Featured Artist Suite. It will be open for reservations at $400 per night starting 20 June.

Additionally, the hotel plans to launch various new food and beverage concepts from The Madera Group later this year.

Some of the dining venues and concepts include a poolside La Casita and Driftwood Pool & Sundeck concept, all-day Café Figueroa and renewed Bar Figueroa, Ember & Ash, Atlas Obscura, Smoke & Mirrors, and Casablanca Club.

Hotel Figueroa will also offer its guests access to wellness activities and outdoor fitness classes by The Bridge Mind Body Movement.

The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand includes 27 hotels worldwide.