The inner banks are among the most popular destinations in Los Angeles and other major American cities, and their popularity is on the rise, thanks in part to a surge in new hotels.
There are nearly 400 hotels within the inner-branches of the city’s two largest cities – the Long Beach and Downtown – and more than 100 more in the surrounding areas, according to the city of Longmont.
They include: Downtown Long Beach, which has more than 400 hotels and restaurants, and Downtown LA, which is home to more than 160.
The city of Los Angeles has nearly 500 hotels within its inner-city area, and the Inner Harbor is one of the most densely populated areas in the US.
Long Beach also has some of the highest rents in the country, with the median price at $1,800 per square foot.
The popularity of these hotels, and of Downtown LA itself, is partly due to the fact that they’re all located within a short drive of one another.
This proximity makes it easier for people to get to and from them, says Jeff McNeil, managing director of tourism and hospitality for the US tourism association.
“You can get from the Inner City, where it’s the downtown, all the way to Downtown Longville, and vice versa,” he said.
The outer-brands, meanwhile, are far more spread out.
They range from the far north, including the Los Angeles suburbs, to the far south, including Long Beach.
In Los Angeles, there are more than 1,600 hotels in the outer-bbrands of the City of Angels alone.
In Long Beach alone, there were more than 2,000 hotels within that region.
It’s not clear how much longer the popularity of the inner bank of Longs Beach will continue to grow.
“We’ve had a really good year in the area,” McNeil said.
But there are still plenty of challenges for the industry.
“This is still an expensive industry to operate,” he explained.
The biggest one is how to attract more visitors to the inner city.
“If you’re doing a lot of hotels, you have to have a really nice lobby,” he noted.
That means putting up a lot more expensive hotels along the way.
“And that’s something we’re going to continue to do,” McNeill said.
In an ideal world, hotels would offer more amenities such as pools, a gym and outdoor dining areas, but that’s not possible right now.
Some hotels are also starting to put more emphasis on quality over price.
Last month, Marriott announced plans to open a luxury hotel on the site of a former prison, called The L.A. City, in the city center of Long Valley.
It will feature a hotel with rooftop terraces and a swimming pool, as well as two restaurants, a hotel bar and a spa.
The hotel is scheduled to open by June 2018, and is expected to generate at least $40 million in annual revenue.
But it won’t be the first time Marriott has taken a stab at a luxury boutique hotel.
Last year, the company opened a hotel on Santa Monica Boulevard that featured a swimming fountain and spa, a bar and restaurant, a fitness center, and a rooftop bar.
“The city was a big draw to us, because it’s a good fit for the hotel,” McEnroe said.
And Marriott has also been eyeing the inner neighborhoods, like the Beverly Hills neighborhood, which also has a lot going on.
The company recently opened a new hotel in Los Feliz, in an area of the Beverly Hill area that’s known for hipster culture and nightlife.
The Beverly Hills Hotel is the second in the L.F. hotel chain to open in the neighborhood, after the original The Beverly Hotel opened in Los Santos.
And McEnoe expects it to be even better than the first one.
For hotels to stay competitive, however, the industry has to do more to attract and retain new visitors.
McNeil noted that a lot is riding on it.
“One of the reasons people are coming back to the outer banks is because they want to be close to their families, and that’s what we’re trying to achieve,” he told ABC News.
“I don’t think we’ll have an Inner Harbor Hotel until we have the Inner Cities Hotel.”