THE VIBE: Koreatown, Los Angeles – one of the most happening places on the West Coast. Known for its mix of Korean, Latino and American culture, this area is now slowly but surely becoming a hotspot for trendy hotels. In the center of it all is The LINE Hotel.
THE SLEEP: Architect Sean Knibb designed exquisite rooms that weave together handmade furnishings from his Venice Beach studio with a touch of local flair. Each room features modern interiors with sunny floor-to-ceiling windows that provide sweeping views of the neighborhood. Our favorite room at the hotel is the Hollywood Hills View apartment suite which is the epitome of luxury with 1200 square-feet of entertainment space and a California king bedroom.
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THE TASTE: Try the newly opened Commissary, a culinary collaboration with two-star Michelin Chef and LA native, Josiah Citrin. The menu features California’s best ingredients from both land and sea – crispy striped bass anyone? For your mid-morning caffeine fix, The Line has Alfred Coffee ready to give all travelers an authentic LA wakeup.
Kick your night off with a drink from Lobby Bar. Pack your dancing shoes and prepare to get nostalgic at Break Room 86, where LA-based brothers, Mark and Jonnie Houston created an 80’s-themed space with live performances, guest Deejays, a fabulous dance floor and karaoke suites. The specialty cocktails like the Moonwaker, Magnum P.I., Rum-DMC and Livin’ On a Prayer bring the 80’s back to life through custom mixology. They even offer boozy push-pops for the suppressed teen wearing legwarmers inside us all.
THE WOW: The Speek Suite, available for lodging or event use, was designed by the Houston brothers, whose inspiration was an ode to the Koreatown home they grew up in. The 60’s/70’s themed space is super retro with Malm-style fireplaces, ceiling-high Curio cabinets, vintage textures and wallpaper. The space has a sitting area and separate bedroom plus a full-service mini bar perfect for entertaining. The room also comes with a curated vinyl collection, in room karaoke, turntables and VIP bottle service. The meticulous design features evoke nostalgia and give this special accommodation the wow factor.