Alex Tieghi-Walker

The Line

Los Angeles

by: Alex Tieghi-Walker

  • Why

    L.A. stopover as part of California road-trip.

  • When

    January 2014

  • Who

    With Mr Tieghi-Walker

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Highs + Lows

  • Koreatown location is amazing – the bustling neighbourhood is a relatively new spot on the L.A. cool-scene and not too far from upcoming Downtown.

  • The views from the rooms. We left the blinds open overnight so that we woke up to the pink morning sun hitting the Hollywood Hills in the distance.

  • Each room feels really personal, filled with interesting curios, artwork and beautiful prints on the walls.

  • The mini-bar is stocked with American and Korean treats, a reminder of the bicultural heritage surrounding the hotel.

  • The rooms are exemplary of how hotels should treat technology. Wireless music from your ipod/phone, USB charging points and remote controlled blinds… it’s the future.

  • The main public spaces will be opening in summer 2014. Until then you’ll have to entertain yourselves in your room.

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Important Bits

  • Type

    Cultural outpost.

  • Vibe

    1960s chic fused with bold, colourful Korean influences.

  • Location

    In the heart of Koreatown, an exciting and buzzy district not far from downtown L.A.

  • Rooms

    338

  • Music

    I suppose it would be called ‘Trendy-Asian’; it was good.

  • Year Opened

    2014 – we were their first guests!

  • Designed By

    Originally designed by Daniel Mann Johnson + Medenhall in the 1960s, recently refitted by Sean Knibb.

  • Pool/Gym

    The pool opens in summer 2014 and will be the deepest hotel pool in L.A.

  • Restaurant

    Headed by Korean-American chef Roy Choi, opening Winter 2014.

  • Bar

    Speek, a mid-century lounge and bar, opening in Spring 2014.

  • Wifi

    Yes - free and fast!

  • Children

    Only if they’re nocturnal partygoers.

  • Price

    Not cheap, not expensive.

In the Area

just 10 minutes away in the downtown and undergoing massive changes...new boutiques and bars are transforming the district; the Ace Hotel has also just opened in the beautiful United Artists Building.

The small grid of streets at 8th and Broadway

8th and Broadway Los Angeles

just 10 minutes away in the downtown and undergoing massive changes...new boutiques and bars are transforming the district; the Ace Hotel has also just opened in the beautiful United Artists Building.

fresh meats are cooked on your table at this authentic restaurant on Wilshire. Take a piece of grilled meat, a healthy dollop of banchan and top with steamed rice.

Genwa Korean BBQ

5115 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

fresh meats are cooked on your table at this authentic restaurant on Wilshire. Take a piece of grilled meat, a healthy dollop of banchan and top with steamed rice.

a dozen or so blocks along Wilshire is the Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art, a cultural mecca with great exhibitions (we saw a trippy James Turrel retrospective) and lovely gift shop for design-led souvenirs.

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

a dozen or so blocks along Wilshire is the Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art, a cultural mecca with great exhibitions (we saw a trippy James Turrel retrospective) and lovely gift shop for design-led souvenirs.

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The Line

3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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