The ACE Hotel downtown Los Angeles is the latest in the ongoing revitalization of the south side of the flourishing and exciting developments in DTLA.
Less than one year old the hotel is virtually brand new and is currently undergoing hotspot status in the perpetually evolving historic core.
Most notable is the fact that the hotel was originally built as the United Artists Building in 1927. It was the flagship theater of a chain that would become the largest in America. The modern design team has beautifully restored much of the original architectural features and added modern design that naturally blends in with the old.
The rooms are adequate, modern yet cozy. The suites are spacious, some equipped with turntables, records and guitars, the perfect elements for an impromptu soiree.
The rooftop bar and pool make for a spectacular place from which to admire the beautifully detailed design of the original tower up close, especially when lit up at night. With a rotating roster of DJ’s the ambiance is perfect for cocktails al fresco.
The ACE Hotel DTLA is an exciting addition to a revitalizing neighborhood. With a rooftop bar and pool, restaurant and adjacent United Artists theater, this property is sure to be a DTLA destination for some time. At least until the next hotspot arrives.
A step into the Avalon Hotel is a step back in time. The hotel’s unique design is true to its 1950’s beginnings, outfitted with luxe marble, mirrors, pale blues and grays. Recently renovated it offers all of the modern amenities travelers expect but with the retro chic inspired design of a classic era.
Nestled along the borders of a quiet residential neighborhood in Beverly Hills, it is close enough in proximity to local shopping, restaurants and (for those looking for a night out on the town) the bustling nightlife of West Hollywood.
However, if you prefer a night in, the Oliverio Restaurant provides a unique dining experience right in the hotel. Whether in a cabana or at a poolside table, the dim lights and quiet setting make for an intimate dining experience. And the food is great. Homemade pastas (pappardelle con Ossobuco), hand tossed pizzas, fresh and local ingredients. If you’re a truffle lover do order the risotto al tartufo (you guessed it, truffle!), you will not be disappointed. Or the pizza salsiccia e tartufo.
Cauliflower souffle garnished with tartufo
My favorite? The luxurious cauliflower souffle. Velvety, smooth. Absolutely perfect, sinless decadence. The Oliverio Restaurant is worth a visit to the hotel alone. Book your night of nostalgic glamour today!