The Line Hotel, Los Angeles, US
The Line is a Los Angeles collaboration by The Sydell Group (NoMad NY), Chef Roy Choi (Kogi, A-Frame, Sunny Spot), the Houston Brothers (No Vacancy, La Descarga, Pour Vous), designer Sean Knibb and Art and Design Collective, Poketo. A fabulous fusion of the American and Korean culture.
Owner and developer, the Sydell Group have gutted a 1960s modernist building and transformed it into a boutique hotel. The hotel’s 388 guestrooms and suites feature floor ceiling windows, complimentary wireless internet access, flat screen TV, large work desk, docking station and media hub for smart device to TV connectivity. The hotel features an outdoor pool, 24 hour fitness center, International Newstand and design boutique. The bike program features Linus bicycles that are provided for guest use on a complimentary basis.
The Line’s restaurant and bar offerings celebrate Koreatown’s unique history as both the historic center of Hollywood’s Golden Age and its current role as dynamic, multicultural urban hub. Chef Roy Choi oversees the hotel’s three dining concepts-all of which express a distinctive aspect of his culinary philosophy.
The Houston Brothers bring their definitive cocktails and their knack for creating atmospheric, nostalgic spaces to the hotel’s discreetly tucked away lounge bar. The Line features 12 flexible and uniquely designed spaces.
Jamaican-born environmental designer Sean Knibb was excited about the project as he describes it as a “true representation of LA and not some Hollywood hotel based on the movie business”. His vision was all about “the beach, surfing, latinos, the garment district, Downtown and modernism”. The rooms are calm, score and not over-stimulating in contrast to the chaos that is Koreatown!
Husband and wife team Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung of Poketo run the in house retail space stocking unique Californian lifestyle items.
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