Photos: A Look Inside The 3 New L.A. Hotels Ranked Best In The World
Condé Nast Traveler searched far and wide throughout the world for the best new hotels that have opened up in the past year for their "Hot List: Best New Hotels." And three L.A. hotels made the cut—ACE Hotel, Palihouse and The Line.
Out of 510 hotels in 400 cities and 93 countries, the publication sought out the following criteria to select what they deemed most worthy for their 33-hotel list:
A sense of place: a hotel that celebrates where it is in the world. A sense of personality: a hotel where it feels like every decoration has been hand-chosen by a person, not by a committee. A sense of intuition: a hotel where it feels like your needs are considered before you even know what they are.
We've checked out these places and present to you some of the highlights at these hip spots:
ACE Hotel in Downtown
The ACE Hotel is now home to what was once the historic United Artists theater and is something Condé Nast Traveler called an "unabashed hipsters’ playground." What's most striking about the joint that was built in 1927 is the breathtaking Gothic theater that now is a venue for concerts and events. The hotel rooms are full of hip designs like Navajo-print pillows and each room even has a record player and vinyl in the rooms to keep you entertained, if you're into that stuff. And in terms of food and drinks, you can get your fill at their coffee bar serving Stumptown coffee; and breakfast, dinner and coffee at L.A. Chapter, which is helmed by Micah Fields from Top Chef and The Standard. The rooftop bar is also a hotspot where you can get 360-degree views of downtown as well as buy some Red Vines or Funyuns to snack on. If you want more details on the ACE, LAist wrote a guide to it when it first opened in January.
Palihotel in Santa Monica
Condé Nast Traveler called this Palihotel a "1920s-era Mediterranean Revival building is a sun-drenched California dream." Just a couple of blocks away from the beach, this 38-room hotel feels like a cozy place to stay at with its oriental rugs; lobby with a taxidermy deer head adorning the wall; oil paintings; and grassy courtyard with a fountain. And for the parents out there, it's a family-friendly place. If you want a stiff drink, you'll have to go elsewhere as this hotel doesn't serve alcohol. However, they do serve breakfast and lunch helmed by Executive Chef Mathew Woolf (who took Food & Wine's best new chef award in 2004).
The Line in Koreatown
With A-Frame and Kogi Truck's Roy Choi heading the food and drinks at The Line, the hip, urban hotel is fitting in quite nicely in Koreatown. Rooms at the hotel have floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city. Downstairs is Choi's POT restaurant featuring Korean-inspired dishes, POT Bar that serves daring and creative drinks like the uni cocktail, and POT Cafe full of Korean and Taiwanese pastries. And be prepared to hear some old school hip hop blasting to give you an idea of the vibe. Hey, and what other hotel serves congee as part of the room service in L.A.?