The Hollywood Roosevelt, located at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, first opened its doors in May of 1927. Since hosting the First Academy Awards in 1929, The Hollywood Roosevelt has become both a landmark attraction and a popular destination for locals and tourists from around the world. The hotel, which was named after United States President Theodore Roosevelt, was conceived in the Spanish Colonial Revival style.
In its early years, The Hollywood Roosevelt played host to countless icons: Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, Clark Gable and Carole Lombard among others. The hotel’s history and fame has lent itself to a legendary reputation, which has inspired movie-makers and film directors to set their movies within the hotel’s storybook backdrop.
In 1988, famed British painter David Hockney completed a multi-million dollar mural painted on the bottom of the Tropicana Pool, which has since been hailed as one of Los Angeles’s greatest artistic and architectural marvels. Both the hotel and the pool have been designated Historic-Cultural Monuments by the City’s Cultural Heritage Commission.