Architectural Digest features Thompson Hollywood, Tommie, and Godfrey Hotel
Architectural Digest’s Kathryn Romeyn reports that “Hollywood’s Vinyl District Is a New Hub of Design and Culinary Creativity,” featuring three Steinberg Hart hospitality projects that have recently opened in Hollywood’s burgeoning Vinyl District.
“The new Thompson Hollywood hotel is another star of the Vinyl District…A healthy dose of sunlight via floor-to-ceiling windows features throughout the 190-room property, with a photogenic splash of terrazzo, too, used on bathroom feature walls and vanities. Industrial finishes intermingle with rich textures and fabrics, and a deep color was used to set a chic mood across inviting vignettes studded with objects and art that feel storied. The lobby is an entertainer’s dream, cool as you like with the perfect amount of character and funk. The hotel’s rooftop bar, Bar Lis, is like stepping back in time to the south of France in the ’60s, all striped walls, rounded velvety seating, and Slim Aarons originals.”
“Just a couple blocks south, The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood is sleek, tailored, and a touch quirky. Materials, especially throughout the beautifully accessorized lobby and bar, hark to Hollywood glamour but with a contemporary attitude. The partnership between The Gettys Group and architect Steinberg Hart, with art curation by Kevin Barry Fine Art, is all about fun sophistication with moments of sparkle and wow, like the geometric stained glass wall at the I | O Rooftop.”
“The last of the fresh hotels, for the moment, is Tommie Hollywood, which is almost singlehandedly bringing Hollywood’s good-time vibes of yore back. With interiors by Studio Collective and architecture by Steinberg Hart, it’s full of direct references to case study homes of the late ’50s and ’60s that featured mainly blackened steel, natural stone, and hardwood…Though the guest rooms at the Tommie are petite, all 212 of them (including seven suites) pack a punch with their smart marriage of form and function as well as spirited artwork. The groovy rooftop pool—festooned with cacti and a delightfully retro mural—opens up to Desert 5 Spot, a rock ’n’ roll country bar with its own house band. The bar itself seems imported from California’s high desert thanks to warm furniture that the design team sourced entirely from vintage stores in the Southwest, cork ceilings, and cow skulls. Downstairs, a tunnel lined with waist-high lanterns and burning copal leads to a lush hideaway that could easily be in Tulum. Chef Wes Avila’s Ka’teen is the closest thing to the Mexican paradise due to its proliferation of flora, mouthwatering tacos, and inventive cocktails like the Witch Doctor, complete with smoking sage.”
Read more at Architectural Digest.