Nestled in a mid-century building, this design hotel draws inspiration from the Korean culture of its surrounding neighbourhood and the City of Los Angeles.

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Originally built in 1964 and designed by DMJM (Daniel, Mann, Johnson and Mendenhall), Line LA was reinvented by the Sydell Group and designer Sean Knibb. The starting point was the building’s surroundings. Located in LA’s Koreatown, the 12-storey hotel reflects the rich culture of the neighbourhood. Since its debut, it has become a place for community and gathering.

The 388 guest rooms — including studios, suites and apartment suites — feature raw materials such as concrete walls with handmade furniture created by Sean Knibb and original watercolour artworks by Claire Oswalt, among other artists. Floor-toceiling windows offer views of LA’s fascinating skyline.

Some of the other decorative and art elements in the hotel include photography prints that were commissioned to Kevin Hanley and ACME Gallery.

In the lobby and lobby bar — where a series of events mixing drinks, art and design take place every month — banquettes with custom mohair fabric, Persian rugs, communal tables, a sitespecific installation by designer Henry Taylor and a Poketo mural by artist-in-residence Brendan Monroe contribute to the unique atmosphere. The ground floor is also home to LA-based specialty coffee shop Alfred and lifestyle boutique Poketo with a selection of books, magazines, stationary and apothecary items.

Popular at night, Break Room 86 is a 1980s themed lounge that hosts live performances, DJ sets and karaoke suites. Guests can also enjoy a dance floor and a mixology program.

Surrounded by plants like Jerusalem jasmine and rose geraniums, and adorned with glass walls and ceilings, Openaire on the second f loor was created in collaboration with Josiah Citrin, a chef with two Michelin stars. Knibb furnished the space with burgundy mohair banquets, a marble bar with mirrored backsplash accents and custom marble crates housing liquor and aperitifs. Outside of the restaurant, the outdoor pool is a true urban oasis, open all year round.

Honouring LA’s cultural diversity and strong personality, Line LA reveals different spaces, each with its own character, yet linked together through the combination of raw and warm touches.

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Openaire is a welcoming greenhouse restaurant adorned with a marble bar, custom marble crates and baskets of fragrant plants.


Line LA comprises 388 guest rooms including the Hollywood Hills view apartment suite. atmosphere.


Floor to ceiling windows offer unobstructed views.

Alfred Coffee is located on the ground level of the hotel
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The design of each Line hotel takes inspiration from the neighbourhood it is part of.