The Line lines up for its close up


LA is abuzz with its newest hotel opening, the much anticipated
Koreatown hotel The Line.
And though the property is unveiling itself in phases, I had a sneak peek this week–and there’s already lots to share.
The initial design might feel utilitarian to some, with popcorn ceiling hallways, exposed concrete, and 70s era carpet.
But the aesthetic warms up in the rooms, especially those on the higher floors, offering expansive cityscapes. Interiors play with texture and style–those concrete walls are warmed up with photo prints of nature, art installations, giant windows that invite the outdoors to be the showstopper, and comfy beds.
All the art pieces, including ceramics on the work desk (with a jetpack plugin for every device you might have schlepped along), the coffee table books, and the fun minibar items like condoms, sleeping pills and computer chargers are for sale.
Bathrooms are surprisingly stoic, with white tiled walls, brass fixtures, and large showers.
While rooms are a means to an end, the real highlight is the Roy Choi’s lobby restaurant/bar Pot. Currently only the bar is open–it’s opener is tonight! The sleek geometrical space offers house crafted cocktails like Uni, a tequila with cumin and nori, or a gin and arugula concoction sure to please the juicing crowd.
Still in the works is a night club, a pool bar, a greenhouse plant-based bar, and another restaurant.


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