For its 2014 Hot List of best new hotels in the world, Condé Nast Traveler looked at more than 500 hotels in 400 cities, but found three worthy members just in Los Angeles alone. It's true it's been a good year here for hot new hotels. The adaptively-reused Ace on Broadway (best design), the historic-buildinged Palihouse Santa Monica (best for families), and boutiquey The Line in Ktown (best bargain) all made the cut. Here's a full Curbed tour inside all of the winners:
↑ Ace Hotel, Historic Core: Of course the Ace made the list. The 166-room (and 16-suite) hotel, built inside the 1927 United Artists Theatre building, is a looker, from the vistas from the rooftop bar down to the checkerboarded first-floor eatery. If you needed any more reasons to love the look of the Ace, look no further than the vaulted ceilings and detailed plaster and metalwork of the reopened United Artists Theatre, now The Theatre at Ace.
[Photos by Elizabeth Daniels]
↑ The Line Hotel, Koreatown: The 12-story, 388-room hotel at Wilshire and Normandie is hard not to like. From its Sean Knibb-designed interiors to its colorful exterior windows, The Line wants you to relax and maybe have some fun. The round-the-clock distractions offered by its two restaurants, chic cocktail lounge, and "late-night bakery serving Korean-style sweets" were not lost on CNT, which dubbed the hotel the clubhouse to Ktown's "nightlife playground."
[First and last by Elizabeth Daniels; all others by Dylan + Jeni]
↑ Palihouse Santa Monica: The spacious suites and whimsical decor of the Palihouse, in a historic 1927 Colonial Revival building, endeared CNT to the Santa Monica hotel in a "quiet, palm-fringed corner" of Santa Monica. Though it got a hat tip for its family atmosphere, it could easily have won for design, as the lobby features blown glass doors, original frescoes on the ceiling, and an enormous wood-burning fireplace. What makes this 38-room hotel so kid-friendly? The rooms are pretty much self-contained, so "the little ones can make as much noise as they want" and your neighbors won't be miffed.
· The Best New Hotels in the World: The 2014 Hot List [CNT]
· Here's Your First Look Inside Broadway's Brand New Ace Hotel [Curbed LA]
· Take a Tour Through Ktown's Super-Happening The Line Hotel [Curbed LA]
· Touring the Brand New and Historic Palihouse Santa Monica [Curbed LA]