Haunted LA: Gourmet Ghosts in the City of Angels

10.3.2019 Full Article Restaurants, The Hollywood Roosevelt

In a city as storied as Los Angeles, ghost tales don’t take long generate buzz. So while spooky myths are aplenty, corroborating reports of spirit sightings and haunted happenings is a different story.

Quentin Tarantino’s Hollywood: Recreating 1960s L.A. for “Once Upon a Time”

9.12.2019 Full Article Entertainment, Film, History, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Restaurants, The Hollywood Roosevelt

The corner of Riverside Drive and Forman Avenue in Toluca Lake does not feel like Hollywood. There’s a Japanese restaurant on one corner, a real estate office on another, and no landmarks to speak of, outside of the Bob’s Big Boy sign down the road. But it was also the home of the Money Tree,

The Hidden History of Los Angeles with Robert Petersen

8.22.2019 Full Article Art, Downtown LA, Food, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Restaurants, The Hollywood Roosevelt

On screen, LA may look all shiny and new (and filled with beautiful, yoga-practicing people sipping green juice). But the city is also filled with rich history just about everywhere you look, from iconic old theaters to architectural masterpieces to centuries-old Spanish missions.

Inside The Spare Room, Hollywood’s Hidden Cocktail Gem

6.12.2019 Full Article Hollywood, The Hollywood Roosevelt, The Spare Room

You don’t just stumble upon The Spare Room when you’re in Hollywood—visitors have to seek out the intimate cocktail lounge, located up a marble staircase and tucked behind a dramatic set of dark wood double doors on the second floor of the historic Hollywood Roosevelt. But once you find it, you won’t want to leave.

The Restoration of David Hockney’s Underwater Work of Art

5.21.2019 Full Article Art, David Hockney, Design, Hollywood, Los Angeles, The Hollywood Roosevelt

When the water moves in the Tropicana Pool at the Hollywood Roosevelt, it seems to dance — It’s almost as if the bold blue curves painted on the bottom surface of the pool are crawling. But there’s much more to those paint strokes than simple decoration; it’s a one-of-a-kind work by David Hockney.

4 Sophisticated Alternatives to Hollywood Star Map Tours

4.16.2019 Full Article Architecture, Design, Entertainment, Food and Drink, Hollywood, Los Angeles, The Hollywood Roosevelt

Whether it’s driving by over-the-top homes of the rich and famous or hitting the Hollywood Walk of Fame, there’s no shortage of star tours to be found in LA. But there’s plenty more to the city than the wide world of entertainment. From art and architecture to cocktails and cafes, here are some alternative tours to consider.

Women Crush Wednesdays: A Spotlight on Hollywood’s All-Female Comedy Showcase

4.1.2019 Full Article Entertainment, Hollywood, Los Angeles, The Hollywood Roosevelt

Every Wednesday night at The Lab at the Hollywood Improv, Marcella Arguello performs and curates the lineup for Women Crush Wednesdays, one of L.A.’s original all-female standup showcases. Started as an open mic event, Women Crush Wednesdays has survived to become a trendsetter in a time when women’s voices are becoming more and more important to the standup world — even if there’s still room to improve.

Inside Oscar Night’s Star-Studded Governors Ball

2.21.2019 Full Article Entertainment, Events, Film, Food, Food and Drink, Happenings, Hollywood, The Hollywood Roosevelt

Throwing a cocktail party can be an intense undertaking, even for the most experienced of hosts — from planning the menu to keeping glasses filled and guests happy, there’s no shortage of effort involved.

Inside LA’s Vista Theatre, an Icon of Movie History

2.1.2019 Full Article Entertainment, Film, Hollywood, The Hollywood Roosevelt

It’s a reverence for film and moviegoing history that has helped the Vista set itself apart from other movie-watching experiences in a city of countless black-box and multiplex theaters. Located a straight shot down Hollywood Boulevard from The Hollywood Roosevelt, the Vista has seen ups and downs in its 96 years of history, but today it’s found its niche as a throwback to the original days of film exhibition.

Inside The Magic Show at The Roosevelt

12.20.2018 Full Article Entertainment, Happenings, La La Land, Los Angeles, The Hollywood Roosevelt

When it comes to magic, the proper unit of measurement in a performance is the trick, and to talk about the trick is to strip it of its power – its ability to surprise, amuse, and delight. In The Magic Show at The Roosevelt, comic and comedian Justin Willman does all of the above.

5 Amazing Exhibits in LA to See Right Now

12.6.2018 Full Article Happenings, Los Angeles, Museums, The Hollywood Roosevelt

While La La Land is best known for its Hollywood-centric sites, enviable weather, and bustling nightlife, it’s also home to some world-class culture including a string of impressive museums focused on everything from art to photography to history to science.

Eat Your Way Through LA’s Finest Food Halls

10.16.2018 Full Article Food and Drink, Los Angeles, Restaurants, The Hollywood Roosevelt

Getting everyone in your group to agree on which restaurant to hit up for lunch isn’t always the easiest feat… and that’s probably why the culinary powers-that-be created food halls, gloriously spacious spots that are home to multiple food purveyors all within mere feet of each other. We’re not talking ‘80s-style mall food courts here,

Bring Your Own Vinyl: Record Night in Los Angeles

9.14.2018 Full Article Events, Los Angeles, Nightlife, The Hollywood Roosevelt

The hook to Record Club, a twice-monthly get-together at downtown Los Angeles’ Bernadette’s, is simple enough: Bring a record – any record – and the bar will play it. That “any,” though, has sometimes been taken quite literally. “There were a couple of people who would try to mess with me, and see how far

From Pac-Man to Pinball: LA’s Coolest Arcade Bars

7.31.2018 Full Article The Hollywood Roosevelt

While modern smartphones have placed sophisticated video games right at our fingertips, there’s still something irresistible about visiting an old-school arcade – the kind you probably hit up more than once as a kid. Thankfully, someone came up with the idea of giving adults a side of gaming nostalgia with their cocktails via the arcade

5 Vegan Dishes You Need to Eat in LA

7.18.2018 Full Article Los Angeles, Restaurants, The Hollywood Roosevelt

Vegan food once had a reputation as being little more than bland beans and steamed spinach. But as more people are giving veganism a try (even the beloved Queen Bey!) and others are simply trying get a health boost from more plant-based eating, plenty of restaurants around town (including The Hollywood Roosevelt’s own Public Kitchen

Take a Chance: Monday Night Residencies in LA

6.26.2018 Full Article Music, Nightlife, The Hollywood Roosevelt

It’s hours before R&B performer Tolliver takes the stage for the final night of his monthlong “Lazy Gays in Black Turtlenecks” residency, which he’s shared with singer and emcee Eddington Again. He’s one new jacket and one art installation away from being ready to perform for the first time with a backing string section. “We

Taika Waititi photographed at The Hollywood Roosevelt

10.13.2017 Full Article Entertainment, Movies, The Hollywood Roosevelt

The ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ director is a fashion superhero in his own right.

The Loving Somm, Lelañea Fulton talks wines and The Rosy Oyster

4.16.2017 Full Article Food, Food and Drink, Interviews, The Hollywood Roosevelt

Lelañea Fulton is not someone who is easily missed in a crowded restaurant.

A Tribe Called Quest is timeless

12.25.2016 Full Article A Tribe Called Quest, Happenings, Music, The Hollywood Roosevelt, The Spare Room

Cue “Can I Kick It?”

Making as much noise as possible: An interview with Diplo

11.20.2016 Full Article Diplo, Interviews, Music, The Hollywood Roosevelt

Diplo defies any common convention.

AFI Film Festival comes to Hollywood

11.11.2016 Full Article Film, Happenings, Nightlife, The Hollywood Roosevelt

The 13th annual film festival lights up Hollywood Boulevard November 10-17.

David Hockney’s visual autobiography has arrived

11.1.2016 Full Article Art, David Hockney, Design, The Hollywood Roosevelt

The magnum opus covers the famed artist’s illustrious career.

Eat your vegetables

10.21.2016 Full Article Food and Drink, Happenings, The Hollywood Roosevelt, The Spare Room

Lucky Peach’s Power Vegetables! event includes cocktails from The Spare Room.

Condé Nast Traveler names The Hollywood Roosevelt as 2016 Reader’s Choice

10.18.2016 Full Article News, The Hollywood Roosevelt, Travel

This is the 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, which are considered among the most prestigious nods in the travel industry.

Raising the bar

10.3.2016 Full Article Food and Drink, The Hollywood Roosevelt

The Hollywood Roosevelt now proudly stocks hand-crafted, premium cocktails by BTL SVC.

Nine astonishing premiere parties

9.16.2016 Full Article Art, Film, The Hollywood Roosevelt

Movie and television premieres might look like glamorous nights on the town, but the stars on the red carpet and everyone behind the scenes put in a lot of work to make them look like so much fun.

Halloween at The Hollywood Roosevelt

9.13.2016 Full Article Happenings, Nightlife, The Hollywood Roosevelt

Halloween kicks off a few days early this year with a party at The Hollywood Roosevelt featuring a live performance by Big Sean on October 29th.

Sipping cocktails poolside at The Hollywood Roosevelt’s Tropicana

8.2.2016 Full Article Food, Los Angeles, Nightlife, The Hollywood Roosevelt

No this is not a fantasy.

Esquivel and The Spare Room will have you bowling in style

7.26.2016 Full Article Design, Fashion, News, The Hollywood Roosevelt, The Spare Room

A new collaboration between the famed shoe designer and The Hollywood Roosevelt’s bowling speakeasy launches.

The Spare Room is crowned Bar of the Year

7.11.2016 Full Article Bar Awards, News, The Hollywood Roosevelt, The Spare Room, Yael Vengroff

According to Time Out, Yael Vengroff and her talented crew are “having a bona fide moment in LA’s current cocktail climate.”

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