A former 1980s motel in the Los Angeles neighbourhood of Silver Lake has reopened after renovation into an easy-going hipster hotel. Inspired by its history and location, the new Silver Lake Pool and Inn combines classic Californian style, with Mexican modernism and a touch of old school Hollywood glamour.
Conveniently placed for exploring Hollywood and Downtown on the apex of Santa Monica Boulevard and Sunset, the serene hangout reflects the creative and cultured atmosphere of Silver Lake, known for its independent restaurants, up-and-coming galleries, brunch hotspots and quirky shops.
You’re in the good hands of a local at the Silver Lake Pool and Inn, because Cali-based hotelier Avi Brosh, the stylish, architecture-loving entrepreneur behind the Palisociety hotel brand, boasts five other hotels in LA, each one distinctly designed to the mood of its neighbourhood. The Silver Lake Pool and Inn marks a new venture as the first addition to Palisociety’s independent hotels platform.
Venice-beach-based design and architectural studio Electric Bowery has designed an uplifting interior to match the personality of the motel’s past – think natural textures, vintage pieces and sunset tones. The 54 light-filled rooms each feature unique furniture, live plants, terrazzo nightstands, handmade Moroccan tiles, floor lamps by ANDlight, leather armchairs and antique rugs.
It’s sure to be an inspiring stay for any art and design enthusiast. Colourful prints by Blockshop and Alexandra Berg, and upbeat photography by LA based Laure Joliet adorn the walls of the rooms.
After dusk, neon signage and lighting by local artisan Jason Koharik will guide you to the Marco Polo trattoria, the Italian themed restaurant concept developed by Palisociety with chef Casey Lane. Fruity aperol gin cocktails attract locals and travellers alike, and the menu of antipasti, charcuterie, seafood and plenty of rustic Italian dishes is certain to satisfy at any time of the day.
Walking through the Silver Lake Pool and Inn, indoor spaces meet casual outdoor areas at every opportunity. Cascading terraces are connected by exterior walk-ways that lead to tree-covered courtyards, a cactus garden and an elevated pool deck for soaking up the Californian sun.