A familiar Westside operator is gearing up for a trio of affordable restaurants near Westchester and LAX. The triptych of projects land at Hotel June, a more price-conscious brand offshoot from the popular Proper Hotel group, and will be overseen by Steve Livigni. Most folks would know Livigni from his work at Happy to Serve You Hospitality Group, which is behind big names like Scopa Italian Roots, Old Lightning, and Dama in Downtown Los Angeles.
Word of Livigni’s association with the upcoming Hotel June first came out in Conde Nast Traveler last week. Reached for further details, reps for the property did confirm Livigni’s involvement in the entire food and beverage offerings at the former Custom Hotel address, though they say that not all concepts, names, and timelines for opening have been ironed out just yet. The general plan, it seems, is to stick to themes that represent the greater California coast, from Baja to Santa Barbara, with lots of seafood and vegetables, naturally.
One space that has been confirmed is the pool area, which will offer rentable cabanas and lots of fire and plant features, not unlike the lounge-y restaurants Marco Polo in Silver Lake or Broken Shaker in Downtown. Hotel June’s version will be called Caravan Swim Club. Beyond that, expect a more standard sit-down restaurant called Scenic Route, and an indoor-outdoor space that could offer a rotating array of different experiences over time, including a natural wine bar and more.
Reps for Hotel June say that the Proper team is angling for a spring arrival at 8639 Lincoln Boulevard. The restaurants should service not only travelers in and out of LAX, but Loyola Marymount students, the Playa Vista tech scene, and the neighborhoods of Playa del Rey and Westchester.