Fast Company announced the results of the 2022 Innovation by Design Awards with Downtown L.A. Proper Hotel recognized as a finalist within the “Hospitality” category. The 2022 Innovation by Design Awards honor the designers and businesses solving the most crucial problems of today and anticipating the pressing issues of tomorrow. The competition, now in its 11th year, features a range of blue-chip companies, emerging startups, and hungry young talents as voted on by Fast Company editors. It is one of the most sought-after design awards in the industry. There are 46 categories that capture every facet of design. Entries are judged on the key ingredients of innovation: functionality, originality, beauty, sustainability, user insight, cultural impact, and business impact.
Set in a reimagined landmark building in the heart of Downtown’s South Park District adjacent to the Fashion District, the 147-room Downtown L.A. Proper showcases the vision of internationally acclaimed designer Kelly Wearstler through a design narrative that blends vintage elements from the property’s historic roots with modern influences to create a hub for local creatives and travelers alike.