CHECK OUT – HO­TEL IN­DIGO LOS AN­GE­LES

A HO­TEL WITH INTERIORS IN­SPIRED BY THE CITY’S EN­TER­TAIN­MENT HIS­TORY

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A ho­tel in­spired by the city’s en­ter­tain­ment his­tory.

With interiors as sto­ried and glam­orous as this, the guests of Ho­tel In­digo will be ex­plor­ing Los An­ge­les, par­tic­u­larly its en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try dur­ing the 1800s to 1900s, from the mo­ment they check in.

“We wanted to dis­cover what it would’ve been like to live dur­ing a time when LA was turn­ing into a hub of en­ter­tain­ment and cul­ture, so we took the best sto­ries to rep­re­sent it,” says Jana Dadant of hos­pi­tal­ity in­te­rior firm Hirsch Bed­ner As­so­ci­ates (HBA).

HBA transformed his­toric mo­ments into the cap­ti­vat­ing and mod­ern de­sign you see in the 350-room ho­tel to­day, in­clud­ing the 1890 Rose Pa­rade – the first (and now, an­nual) flower tour­na­ment that cel­e­brates New Year’s Day.

The lobby walls are clad in floorto-ceil­ing monochro­matic pho­tographs from the event, while 30 cus­tom-made chan­de­liers – com­posed of large spokes ref­er­enc­ing the car­riages that car­ried the flow­ers – hang above the re­cep­tion.

To cre­ate the se­cre­tive at­mos­phere of un­der­ground speakeasies dur­ing the Pro­hi­bi­tion era, HBA fash­ioned a con­crete tun­nel booth that cuts through, and vis­ually scales down, the space of the ho­tel restau­rant. Mu­rals of jazz bands com­plete the look.

And what would the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try be with­out a young, fa­mous thes­pian? The suites take on the con­cept of a star­let; it fea­tures cosy niches per­fect for loung­ing, and are filled with plush Art Deco fur­ni­ture that ooze sen­su­al­ity with curvy sil­hou­ettes and gleam­ing brass fin­ishes.

ABOVE To cre­ate a res­i­den­tial at­mos­phere in the rooms, car­peted floors and built-in pieces were re­placed with area rugs and loose fur­ni­ture.

BE­LOW The lobby’s mu­rals pay homage to the an­nual Rose Pa­rade, in which dec­o­rated horse car­riages march through Pasadena, Cal­i­for­nia.

LEFT The Blue Den Bar is a mod­ern in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the era’s de­sign; dark blue tones were ac­cented with neon lighting and metal fin­ishes.

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