Oh, it is on in Koreatown, where the Sydell Group (of Palm Springs's Saguaro) has been working on a boutique overhaul of the Wilshire Hotel (formerly the Wilshire Plaza) called The Line. Our pals at Eater LA revealed today that Sydell has brought in chef Roy Choi (of Kogi and A-Frame), nightlife dudes Mark and Johnny Houston (of La Descarga and Harvard & Stone), and designer Sean Knibb (A-Frame) to handle the various food, entertainment, and design responsibilities (there will be multiple offerings). The Houstons and Choi are all from K-Town originally, and Sydell says that it plans to make this "the first lifestyle hotel of its kind in the United States to draw upon Korean and Korean-American culture, food and design." The hotel has 388 rooms (all getting gut renos) and is set to open next summer.
· The NoMad Hotel Group + Roy Choi + The Houston Brothers + Sean Knibb at The Line Hotel Next Summer [Eater LA]