As Frieze takes hold in LA, we’ve bookmarked the the City of Angels’ artiest hotels – from the Petit Ermitage to Hotel 850 SVB – where you can indulge your creative side.
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1. Petit Ermitage
At Petit Ermitage life centres around the rooftop pool. One of the city’s hippest spots, the bespoke hotel (just off Santa Monica Boulevard) has a retro feel and ‘specialises in creating an environment that feels more like an artist and performers residency’ than a standard hotel. Whilst here you’ll undoubtedly rub shoulders with a host of rising artists and creative types.
2. Hotel 850 SVB
From the man behind the storied Sunset Tower Hotel, Hotel 850 SVB offers visitors a cosy haven in the heart of action. Located at the intersection of West Hollywood and Beverly Hill, the guesthouse-vibes property is perfectly placed for Frieze Los Angeles (which is just a 10-minute drive away). Rita Konig’s comforting interiors, plus the roof deck, with its outdoor fireplace and spanning views of Hollywood, provide the perfect crash pad post-fair, pre-party.
3. The Line LA
Koreatown’s Line LA is a design-led haven which rests a little over 10-minutes drive from Wilshire Boulevard, where Los Angeles Frieze is located. Rooms are minimalist, the hotel’s exterior is Brutalist, and the crowd here don an amalgam of trend-focused and off-kilter attire. A great spot for those keen to party and network whilst in town.
4. Hotel Bel-Air
Away from the masses, Hotel Bel-Air is beloved by a privacy-seeking clientele, making it a solid option for those high-profile gallerists and artists craving a little downtime in between key Frieze happenings. Also, as the ‘Bel-Air community is rich in creative talent’, guests can expect a rolling calendar of regular exhibitions of art and photography to peruse over the course of their stay.