Hotel Dena, Pasadena Los Angeles, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel is officially open. The 311-room hotel features touchpoints of art, dance, music, and culture. The hotel is in the heart of downtown Pasadena’s creative scene, just steps from institutions like the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and Pasadena Convention Center and only 20 minutes from the Hollywood Burbank Airport. Hotel Dena is part of Marriott Bonvoy’s Tribute Portfolio. Owned by Monarch Alternative Capital and managed by HHM Hotels, Hotel Dena is a part of HHM’s Independent Collection, lifestyle hotels that are connected to local communities and offer personalized service.
“The new Hotel Dena celebrates originality, offering a destination that encourages unique opportunities to interact with the arts,” says Naveen Kakarla, President and CEO of HHM Hotels in a statement. “We have proudly created a hotel where guests are able to recharge and awaken their creative senses.”
Dash Design oversaw the interior design and art curation. WRDSMITH, an LA-based street artist who utilizes mindfully-chosen words, created a lobby mural and guestroom art. Outdoor murals featuring music and dance were hand-painted by artists Ian Schuler and Leah Tumerman. Artist Kate Neckel developed Pasadena-inspired art for each corridor, and wooden soundwave art by artist Erin Harris captures Van Halen’s song ‘Jump.’
The hotel’s accommodations offer categories including King, Queen, Studios, and Suites. Specialty suites include the Screenwriter’s Suite, Director’s Suite, and Dena Suite. All rooms feature Blind Barber bath amenities. Broadcast Kits are available that include ring lights from Lume Cube and microphones.
Hotel Dena’s guests start their day at Lyric, offering breakfast and lunch daily from 6:30 AM-3:00 PM. The menu’s inspiration comes from the lyrical genius of musicians and poets. Boasting musically-charged art, the 44-seat Lyric creates an environment allowing guests to fuel up while grooving to renowned artists.
Hotel Dena’s 42-seat bespoke bar and lounge, Agents Only is surrounded by vintage TV art by Media Pollution and a speaker wall. Performances will keep guests engaged, from experimental beats to karaoke. Agents Only features cocktails by Liquid Productions, a full-service beverage agency, and bites daily from 3:00-11:00 PM. “Casting Call” happy hour is available daily from 5:00-7:00 PM.
Hotel Dena offers 29,000+ square feet of versatile event and meeting space including a ballroom, a boardroom, and several outdoor options. Also available is a 15-seat, retro-inspired screening area, featuring vintage theatre seating, cinema-inspired art, a display stack of vintage projectors, and an exposed brick wall.
An outdoor heated pool offers loungers, floaties, and a poolside menu. The pool features ongoing programming, including a Saturday DJ and wellness experiences. Hotel Dena also offers a 24/7 fitness center, electric car charging services, and parking. Take One is Hotel Dena’s 24/7 self-serve market. The hotel welcomes dogs under 40 pounds.
The hotel is located at 303 Cordova Street, Pasadena, CA 91101.