Published on February 25th, 2009 | by Ozlem Avcioglu0
Standard Downtown, Los Angeles
Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, Standard Downtown is not only ideal for business travelers, but for everybody who loves stylish, fun places to stay…
The building was originally constructed in 1958 as the headquarters of Standard Oil. Designed by Los Angeles architect of the period Claude Beelman as a fine example of Mid-Century Californian architecture, it was acquired by Andre Balazs properties in 2000 and renovated by architect Shawn Hausman for today’s needs of contemporary travelers.
Hotels 207 rooms are very minimalist with platform beds, black-and-white decor, and abstract art. They include everything a business traveler could want..
The hotels funky restaurant is open 24 hours, so is the room service..
Standard Downtown has one of the coolest bars in LA on its rooftop around the pool. ..The parties starting here in the afternoon and continuing all night attract a young and hip crowd. It is really cool dancing around the pool, sitting in the red cabanas with waterbeds surrounded by skyscrapers of downtown. Standard Downtown is stylish and cool and affordable at the same time but if you are looking for a quite place to work, you have to book somewhere else..