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The stripped down and modern Line Hotel recently opened in the up-and-coming Koreatown neighborhood, also home to the much buzzed about POT concept by famed chef Roy Choi. This mid-century building restored by Sean Knibb in collaboration with the Sydell Group (known for work with select Ace Hotels and the Saguaro Hotels) features 388 guest rooms with historic neighborhood views, original paintings by local artist Claire Oswalt and a minibars stocked with Korean and Western goodies. Housed within the hotel is Speek, a lounge with an exceptional bar program conceived of by the Houston Brothers of Harvard & Stone and No Vacancy. Local boutique Poketo lends its indie flair with a 24 hour newsstand and Linus bikes provides commuter three-speeds for neighborhood exploration.
Tuck into an array of Korea-via-LA hot pots, blood soups and BBQ at Roy Choi’s POT within the hotel. Tables are equipped with induction burners to keep your pots hot. Try the Beep Beep, an uni dynamite crispy rice bowl or the wide selection of kimchi with your soju cocktail. On your way home, grab a sampling of pastries with flavors inspired by Tawainese bakeries, Seoul underground markets and Mexican panaderias from Cafe. – Chris Tsuyuki
3515 Wilshire Boulevard / 1 213 368 7411
Photos courtesy of the hotel and restaurant
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