CHECK OUT – HOTEL INDIGO LOS ANGELES
A HOTEL WITH INTERIORS INSPIRED BY THE CITY’S ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY
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.