Monday, July 20, 2015

Each room feels like an apartment, complete with an array of amenities that
are ideal for hosting long-term guests.
 (Photo: Hotel Covell)This is the mostly untrue story of George Covell, a
travel-weary writer and New York socialite trying to raise his young daughter
in the chic rebellion of sixties Paris.
The story’s author is Dustin Lancaster, but there’s a twist:
Lancaster isn’t a writer; he’s an hotelier and bar-owner.
But never mind those minor details, Lancaster has concocted the most unique,
genre-shifting, brand-blurring boutique hotel of modern times — a hotel
designed as a novel, and each room tells the story of the fictional Covell,
from his life in Lower Manhattan, to his days traversing the globe from India
to Monaco.
Though to be fair, with only five rooms, perhaps "novella" may be the more
appropriate term.
The idea is the literary and design lovechild of interior designer Sally Breer
and Lancaster, who worked together to create a backstory and narrative for
Covell’s life and transform that story into space and décor.
The result is one of America’s best new boutiques.
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Stop by Bar Covell.
(Photo: Hotel Covell)The five-room micro-hotel is located inside a 1930s
brick building at the east end of Hollywood Boulevard, long past the tragic
glitz and tourist congestion of Hollywood.
It resides in Los Feliz, where you’ll find the rooms just above Bar
Covell, the areas trendiest, most hipster bar, a narrow space of dark wood and
candles where mixologists can whip up pretty much any ingredient that suits
your favorite flavors and brand of liquor.
But back to the story of George Covell, a fictional writer, nomad, and father,
loosely based on the real-life adventures of both Lancaster and Breer —
their lives, their stories, their dreams and triumphs — told chapter by
chapter, room by room.
The story should transport you to the New York and Paris of a bygone era, so
it’s fitting they remain mostly small and tasteful, ranging from
300-800 square feet, and starting around $250 per night.
The coolest part about Hotel Covell is that every room tells a different
story.
(Photo: Hotel Covell)Lets start on Chapter 2, the early-fifties of New York,
the small room dressed in mid-century furniture and art, evoking a handsome
timelessness.
And onto Chapter 3, where we discover Covell’s girlfriend and her days
in 1960’s Paris — the room an homage to romantic Parisian
designs and vintage pieces.
Chapter 4, the hotel’s most deluxe suite, tells the story of
Covell’s far-reaching journeys through Monaco and India, and then
we’re back to New York for Chapter 5 to learn about Covell’s
Paris-raised daughter and her 70s-era apartment.
The hotel, which opened this month, is a rejuvenation and reinvention of sorts
for one of LA’s hottest and most up-in-coming neighborhoods that long
suffered from not having any decent accommodations.
The new opening of Covell changes that.
But Lancaster says his plans for the neighborhood extend long beyond the bar
and hotel.
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Hidden Gems There’s a room for every style at Hotel Covell.
(Photo: Hotel Covell)Lancaster is a powerhouse in Los Feliz having already
spawned such neighborhood powerhouses as L&E Oyster Bar in Silver Lake and
the Highland Park Brewery, and how he wants to take over the entire stretch of
Sunset Junction, an area long poised to break-out as the city’s hottest
intersection since Hollywood and Vine, and Lancaster sees its future of
boutique shops, restaurants, and hotels, a transformation of a single block
that could change an entire city.
As for Covell, we suspect he’s downstairs at the bar, a quick drink
before his cab arrives to whisk him off to the airport.
We suspect his story has just begun.
 
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Lets start on Chapter 2, the early-fifties of New York, the small room dressed
in mid-century furniture and art, evoking a handsome timelessness.
And onto Chapter 3, where we discover Covell’s girlfriend and her days
in 1960’s Paris — the room an homage to romantic Parisian
designs and vintage pieces.
Chapter 4, the hotel’s most deluxe suite, tells the story of
Covell’s far-reaching journeys through Monaco and India, and then
we’re back to New York for Chapter 5 to learn about Covell’s
Paris-raised daughter and her 70s-era apartment.
The hotel, which opened this month, is a rejuvenation and reinvention of sorts
for one of LA’s hottest and most up-in-coming neighborhoods that long
suffered from not having any decent accommodations.
The new opening of Covell changes that.
But Lancaster says his plans for the neighborhood extend long beyond the bar
and hotel.
Related: The Secret Side of Los Angeles: We Present LA’s Coolest
Hidden Gems There’s a room for every style at Hotel Covell.
(Photo: Hotel Covell)Lancaster is a powerhouse in Los Feliz having already
spawned such neighborhood powerhouses as L&E Oyster Bar in Silver Lake and
the Highland Park Brewery, and how he wants to take over the entire stretch of
Sunset Junction, an area long poised to break-out as the city’s hottest
intersection since Hollywood and Vine, and Lancaster sees its future of
boutique shops, restaurants, and hotels, a transformation of a single block
that could change an entire city.
As for Covell, we suspect he’s downstairs at the bar, a quick drink
before his cab arrives to whisk him off to the airport.
We suspect his story has just begun.
 
WATCH: Iceland Locals — Strange Things Happen Here
Let
World traveling club Travel inspire you every day.
Hang out with us on Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
 Watch World traveling club Travel’s original series "A Broad
Abroad.
"
Check out the newest (and chicest) boutique hotel in Los Feliz.

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