Talk about rockstar treatment. The Platinum Hollywood Suite (903) at Luxe City Center in Downtown LA is about a glam as it gets with a living area and bedroom fitted of course with design-forward platinum touches along with two huge flat-screen TVs, a marble bathroom with a special digitally-operated shower you can set before you step under the water and a gorgeous tub fit for a star. The bed is big and comfy covered in high-quality linens. There are terry robes and slippers to use during your stay, a coffee maker, fridge stocked with free water and pay as you use mini-bar.
Rockstar digs in downtown Los Angeles–a view from the suite – @
Even checking into the hotel is special with happy-go-lucky valets to park your car and a welcoming woman with a big smile who makes you feel like you just went home or are visiting friends and relatives. The hotel recalls a New York boutique style with clean, sleek lines and understated glitz. There’s the highly rated Nixon restaurant and bar on the second floor with an outdoor area (with a killer view of downtown LA, Staples Center and LA Live across the street) for relaxing in a cabana, drinking or eating lunch and dinner, a small fitness center and in-room spa services.
At 5 p.m. yesterday afternoon the bar was hopping with young and old and men with Wall Street looks (white shirts, ties off, jackets on the back of the chair) about an hour into its weekly happy hour where drinks and snacks are reduced in price. The hotel hosts a fair share of business meeting while Nixon attracts a local dining crowd along with house guests.
The perfect time to stay at Luxe City Center is when you’re taking in a sporting event at Staples Center or a concert or event at Nokia Theatre at L.A LIVE. Both are just across the street from the hotel so you can enjoy your evening without having to worry about hitting the freeway home, just stroll across to your room, or stop up at the popular bar for a nightcap. (It also proved a perfect escape for yesterday Sept. 15 when a storm caused a power outage in the Hollywood Hills).
The next morning after a workout in the gym or stroll around the new urban renewed, up and an happening Downtown LA do have breakfast at, niXon global kitchen +patio lounge which changes names to Stafford + Mathis from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. and dishes out some very creative dishes such as a eggs Benedict with short ribs on a blue corn muffin covered with Chipotle sauce. An egg white omelet with Gruyere cheese and mushrooms was light and fluffy and the coffee was strong and flavorful.