Hotels in Downtown tend to lean on the dated side. After the arrival of the JW Marriot LA Live though, many of downtown Hotels went into renovation mode. Joining the list of hotel makeovers is the Omni Hotel Los Angeles. The Omni, Downtown’s only four-diamond hotel situated atop Bunker Hill, is just steps away from Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dorthy Chandler, and MOCA, and features breathtaking views of the LA skyline.
The Hotel is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation slated to be done in March. Dig Lounge scored a comped room to preview the new digs and sample some of Executive Chef Glenn Ishii’s seasonal, market driven dishes. The best way to describe the old rooms, beige paisley. That sort of early 90’s paisley that adorned men’s shirts that were sold at Chess King. The new rooms, are clean, hip and elegant, without trying too hard. I’m looking at you Standard. All of the hotels 453 guestrooms and suites have new life. Replete with colors of soft grays, midnight blues, and rich chocolates. With touches of brushed silver, flat screen TVs, luxurious lines, and new furniture accents.
Hidden within the hotel, is Noé Restaurant and Bar. Not your typical hotel restaurant, this culinary jewel features a great selection of market driven seasonal dishes, in a casual, yet elegant atmosphere. It makes a great place for dinner and drinks before a concert or show, but it’s just as comfortable for sharing dishes with friends after work. Not to mention, the full menu is available in your room.
The new rooms and fine restaurant make this a must stop for those coming into town for the weekend or even if you’re looking for a inexpensive staycation. Even if you’re not staying at the hotel, the restaurant and outdoor patio with great views of downtown LA make this a perfect stop before a night out.