A favorite place of mine in NYC was the Standard hotel for its cool decor and great food and entertainment venues. Naturally, I was curious to see the Standard Hotel in LA, as it has also become well known as an entertainment hotspot in the revitalizing downtown core. The Standard is a converted marble-clad office building that retains many mid-century design quirks, including a fantastic marble lobby, stainless steel elevator doors, and a built-in electric digital clock. The furniture and decor on the lobby level are pure 60’s kitch, with a bright mustard yellow restaurant and a magenta lounge. On the top floor is a rooftop pool and bar that takes advantage of LA’s year-round nice weather.