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BLOG: 24-Hours at 888 at Grand Hope Park

The Downtown Los Angeles of the 21st century has come a long way from the area’s historical roots as the urban hub of finance and commerce. A true residential revolution has changed the landscape around storied DTLA streets. Newly redeveloped neighborhoods like South Park are home to the most up-to-date Downtown Los Angeles luxury rentals. And, with a 30,000 square feet private amenity deck amongst the other amenities, 888 at Grand Hope Park is instantly recognizable as one of the best places to find boutique luxury apartments for rent in DTLA.

A day in the life at 888 at Grand Hope Park begins when the rays of the Southern California sun wake you up in one of the sophisticated loft-like units in the community. The floor-to-ceiling glass windows open to some of the most cinematic views of DTLA and beyond, which should inspire you for a busy day ahead, be it at work or at leisure. 888 at Grand Hope Park’s unique location – on Hope and 9thth and centrally located in South Park – is between the Staples Center/LA Live entertainment/shopping hub, the design and wholesale Fashion district to the south, and the eastern part of downtown toward Walt Disney Concert Hall and The Broad , Little Tokyo, and the Arts District. This places its parkside luxury rentals right at the center of Los Angeles’s fastest changing cityscape.

After getting ready in your chicly appointed apartment and enjoying your breakfast in the fully equipped open kitchen, you leave 888 at Grand Hope Park through the atrium style lobby, a stone-finished marvel designed by CallisonRTKL decorated with custom art pieces. Walking past the 24-hour concierge, you will access your car in the adjacent private garage , one of the indispensable features of this DTLA luxury rental property.

The verdant wonder is the building amenity deck PARK 888, perhaps one of the most attractive design elements, developed exclusively for 888 at Grand Hope Park by Studio-MLA. This private park is home to an outdoor cinema and bar, a resort-style pool with cabana lined Kettal furniture , a small woodlands forest with full grown imported trees, a grass area to lounge or play lawn games, a dining grove with BBQ grills, outdoor park benches, and even its own private dog park for the furry residents (supplemented by an extremely convenient Petco at the parking level). The Park Lounge at the gateway of the resort area is designed as a clubhouse for socializing, coworking, and entertaining. For more of an intimate outdoor setting, head down to the 1st level where you will find the building’s private porte-cochere adjacent to a pocket park.

If you have chosen to forgo the car, it might be because DTLA happens to be one Los Angeles’ rare walkable areas, full of fascinating options for dining, shopping, and engaging with the culture of this world-class metropolis. This is truly, as the developers of the luxury condos point out, “City Living 2.0.”

When your workday or your outdoor activities are over, you can hit the private fitness center, equipped with Peloton bikes and its own yoga studio, before heading out to enjoy the always exciting nightlife of DTLA and the rest of the city. Or you will have the choice of staying at your boutique luxury rental complex and heading up to Above 888 for a cocktail with your neighbors. Above 888 is a penthouse terrace lounge that offers panoramic views that should satisfy your senses—at least until the next morning, when that awe-inducing Los Angeles sunlight returns to help you welcome another 24 hours at 888 at Grand Hope Park.