Luxurious Rooms opened for a night of celebration in the heart of the LA Arts District 

Los Angeles Arts District is home to kodō restaurant, where creatives from all walks of life can discover the gem. kodō is a modern Japanese restaurant with bistro inspired dishes and a sushi counter where guests can indulge fresh fish caught both locally and from markets in Japan. The architecture itself is aesthetically captivating while providing culinary excellence. The renowned restaurant is now welcoming guests to stay in their newly launched boutique hotel. 

kodō is enhancing its culinary experience in its newest expansion, the heavily anticipated grand opening of kodō hotel. On January 23rd, the doors opened to what was an extraordinary and memorable night. With hundreds of guests, the kodō grand opening was a celebration filled with good music, good conversation, and even better food and drinks. 


The grand opening was more than an event; but a testament to the promising future of the kodō hotel. Attendees were given hors d’oeuvres and refreshing beverages that perfectly encapsulates the kodō cuisine. The name, “kodō” means “heartbeat” in Japanese, making kodō the heartbeat 

of LA. Staying true to its essence, kodō redefines luxurious rooms, state-of-the-art amenities, and innovative service. Attendees were taken into a night of celebration downstairs, and upon entrance to the hotel upstairs they were immersed into the newly opened rooms. Private Tours were available promoting a more intimate experience with VIP attendees. This way, guests had an exclusive first look at each room. 

With 8 appointed rooms, where each room resonates with its unique element. It’s only natural for the hotel to be the home of the restaurant, regardless of guests’ stay they experience the cultural fusion meeting the serene haven in the atmosphere. The amount of intention behind the rooms is very evident as the repurposed 100 year-old firehouse has been transformed into a minimalist design dream. The touch of Matthew Royce, the architect and creative mind is unmistakably present in the design of this place. 

In room 2 of 8, 泉 Izumi (“Water”), you’ll discover the 556 square feet room where the essence of a serene water spring is apparent. The fluidity and refreshment of water expressed in its design and comfort. Similarly, each room perfectly encapsulates the element it is named after. 

As every room embodies a different element, it exceeds the offerings of other hotels. With minimal decor and focus on its open and uncluttered atmosphere, the hotel is similar to the kodō restaurant’s vibe of a soothing ambience. Every stay comes with a unique ambiance of tranquil living varying from room-to-room.

With innovative OneButton Technology that provides personalized preferences of lighting and music to enhance the overall kodō experience. A hassle-free experience as digital check-in and entry is made available to ensure instant arrival along with a 24 hour virtual concierge and high speed Wi-Fi. Guests can also anticipate daily housekeeping, complimentary morning beverages 

and pastries, a private parking space, and more. kodō ensures that luxury is accessible and has designed walk-in showers to best accommodate guests. Truly embodying a memorable stay while providing exceptional amenities.