Phill and I struck it lucky when we booked to spend a week at The Line Hotel in LA. Only recently opened, The Line is the newest and coolest place to stay in Koreatown, LA. I’ve never stayed in a hotel like this one – where each experience is unique. The Line is what it is thanks to a variety of creative collaborations.
Let’s start with the rooms – all decorated by Sean Knibb. They have a modern rustic look going on with bare cement walls, retro style furniture and classy ornamentals. Attention to detail is their main selling point. From the specially designed Baxter toileteries to the Linus bikes you can rent for free to explore the nearby area. There is even a funky store in the lobby area. Poketo sells beautiful stylish gifts – from jewellery and quirky ornaments to canvas bags and pretty dresses.
But my favourite bit? The food! The Line has their own Korean cafe selling the best coffee I’ve had and the most delicious sweet treats – from guava cheesecake to butterscotch brownies. For a taste of true Korean cuisine the hotel has its own restaurant POT, where renown chef Roy Choi heads up the kitchen. It was our first introduction to Korean food and we were bowled over.
The Line is still not in it’s finished state. There are plans to extend the pool, open a nightclub, and even another restaurant. Whilst we were there famous street artist Shephard Fairey painted a large scale mural on a wall of the hotel. It was pretty amazing to see him at work over the course of three days.
It’s safe to say our stay at The Line was a fun and inspiring experience.
See more of the hotel in my LA vlog.