The hotel is a 10-story building that features a mural advertisement for the talent show Fame or Shame. It is modeled after the real life Figueroa Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, which is known as a significant spot for advertising. The building is not accessible and plays no role in the storyline.
- The real life Figueroa Hotel sported the Grand Theft Auto V advertisement for a long while.
- Its name is a reference to the term hooker palace, which is slang for a brothel.
- Its name could also be a reference to "hookah", an instrument used for smoking tobacco.