Sunday, February 6, 2011


Whilst in LA for CHA I stayed at the most delightful hotel: The Figueroa. This charming, Moroccan themed hotel is a welcome oasis in the concrete, steel and glass skyline of downtown LA. With its exotic and unique decor it exudes charm and it has a relaxed ambience, made all the more soothing by the new age music which filters through the hotel lobby. It couldn't be a more perfect hotel for artists and crafters to stay in. Enjoy the snaps I took around the hotel.

The lobby with it's distinctive yellow luminescence. It's difficult to photograph but it sets the tone for the whole hotel.Looking across the breakfast areaAn ornate mirror nestled above an extraordinary lanternWherever you look, the light fittings are exquisite, whether they are floor lamps.....or ceiling lanterns.The spectacular filigree chandelier in the lobby Poolside - the bar area is draped in luxurious fabrics,canopied seating areas, and more exotic ceiling lanterns.The coloured window panes throw beautiful subdued light across the bar areaA weathered latch on a rustic wooden door leading to one of the function roomsThe pool area is like a very private courtyard
What to do when a palm tree dies and you don't want to remove the trunk. Make it a feature by adding an ornate lantern to the top!
I hope you enjoyed your tour around the Figueroa. It's not everyone's cup of tea, but I loved it's eccentricity. It was a warm and welcome home away from home.

'Til next time.....

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