Go inside the worlds of art, fashion, design, and lifestyle.
Summit LA19 takes place November 8—11, 2019. It is the annual flagship event for Summit, bringing together an international group of 2500 people for a series of talks, immersive art installations, culinary experiences, and performances. For the occasion, we’re guiding those in town to the best hotels Downtown Los Angeles has to offer.
Arts District Firehouse Hotel
Housed within a 1927 fire station, Dustin Lancaster’s Firehouse Hotel is the first independent, boutique hotel in downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District. Designed by Sally Breer of ETC.etera, the spot offers nine individually styled guest rooms, a curated retail boutique, a coffee bar, and a bar and restaurant by Executive Chef Ashley Abodeely.
Whitewaller recommends: Attending one of the weekly events like Sport Court Sunday or a Backyard BBQ.
Opened in September, Soho Warehouse is Soho House & Co’s largest North American property to date. The hotel features 48 bedrooms, a split-level gym, a rooftop pool and sun deck, and multiple options for dining including House Kitchen, Rooftop Terrace and Bar, and Mediterranean and Italian-inspired fare at The Garden.
Whitewaller recommends: Taking in the artwork, which includes pieces from local artists and galleries.
Freehand Los Angeles
Freehand Los Angeles is a gorgeous hotel with 226 rooms, a rooftop pool and lounge, the award-winning bar the Broken Shaker, the restaurant The Exchange, Rudolph’s Bar & Tea, Café Integral, and a Flowerboy shop. The hotel’s quaint feel invites you to make yourself at home.
Whitewaller recommends: Picking up fresh flowers and poetry from Flowerboy.
The Standard, Downtown LA
Originally constructed as the headquarters of Superior Oil in 1956, The Standard, Downtown LA is midcentury California architecture par excellence. The 207-room hotel greets guests with a marble lobby and offers massive guest rooms, a rooftop pool and bar with stunning panoramic views of Los Angeles, an intimate garden bar, and a stellar 24-hour restaurant. There is also a quarry’s worth of marble on the facade and covering the lobby, which is, well, very impressive.
Whitewaller recommends: Booking one of the two penthouse suites.