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Inside The Redbury Hotel in Hollywood

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  Site Where: 1717 Vine St. [map], Hollywood, CA, United States, 90028
November 9, 2010 at 3:23 PM | by | ()

It took us a bit of time but on Friday, we finally got inside The Redbury, the brand-new hotel from Los Angeles' nightlife king and burgeoning hotelier, Sam Nazarian.

In the shadow of the Capitol Records building, the deep red building sits across the street from another hot new Hollywood hotel--the W Hollywood. Yet The Redbury feels worlds away from the W experience. Originally intended to be a Palihouse hotel, which focuses on extended stays, the rooms at the Redbury start at 750-sq.ft. and include a full kitchen, a washer and dryer and all the other perks we expect from hotels these days (flat-screens, peekaboo baths, Keurig coffee makers and lots of minibar goodies.)

So naturally, we had to do some comparison shopping right away. The Redbury rooms, with 750-sq.ft. start at $244 (fully prepaid) for this weekend while a 400-sq.ft. Fabulous room at the W is going for $239 (also fully prepaid).

Hmm...The Redbury has nearly double the space for just $5 more. Verrrry interesting. But what do you get for your money?

While the W is more futuristic with lots of translucent decor and glass, the Redbury is colorfully retro as music video and photographer-turned-designer Matthew Rolston sought to recreate the heydey of the music industry--the 60s and the 70s.

The Redbury, being smaller in overall size than the W, also gives guests a more intimate experience. When you arrive, there's no check-in desk to wait at. An attendant will be awaiting your arrival and will check you-in as you're being shown to your room upstairs.

While you could feasibly camp out in your room for two weeks without ever leaving, you probably should take advantage of two things--the guests-only Library bar and courtyard on the second floor and the Cleo restaurant downstairs which is already a Hollywood hotspot.

And of course since this is a Sam Nazarian property, you as his hotel guest will have access to all the SBE nightlife spots from Katsuya sushi across the street to Hyde nightclub and even Gladstone's restaurant out in Malibu. We'll have more on the perks of staying at The Redbury tomorrow but for now, feast your eyes on these photos.

Stay tuned tomorrow as we have the hotel's general manager give us a personal tour!

Archived Comments:

Good one,

Although this hotel is really good from inside and I have liked it but it is not as much beautiful as Burj Al-Arab, I have not seen any hotel more beautiful than Burj Arab yet.

Abdul Basit Ghani