The Design Minds Behind LA’s Firehouse Hotel

The nine-room downtown newcomer exists in a beautifully transformed historic building

On Santa Fe, just south of 7th Street in the downtown LA Arts District, a firehouse built in 1927 has freshly painted red doors that now open each day to reveal the Firehouse Hotel. The team behind the DTLA newcomer—including Hotel Covell‘s Dustin Lancaster, along with designers Sally Breer and Jake Rodehuth-Harrison of ETC.etera and Evan Raabe from Creative Space—found themselves exploring, upgrading and adding to …

The Moxy Hotel Chelsea’s ASMR Bedtime Stories

Caroline Vreeland and others leave Whisperlodge videos for guests

A giggle follows a whisper. Fingernails run along cardboard. This is a bedtime story, unlike any other, wherein singer Caroline Vreeland employs various Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) techniques to narrate a brief dining experience. All of this and more has been done for an ASMR video program at the new Moxy Hotel Chelsea. Whereas many hotels launch with in-room yoga videos or guides to …

Tulum’s Charming Casa Pueblo

This 16-room hotel offers community atmosphere, and a sanctuary from the beach scene

Hacienda-style hotel Casa Pueblo—helmed by Derek Klein and Omar Rodriguez—offers a lush oasis just meters from Tulum’s bustling downtown. Right on Av Tulum 106, the central hotel still feels like a retreat, from the sun-dappled backyard to the bright atrium. And, with just 16 guest rooms and a friendly team, there’s a decidedly familial atmosphere. The mood is nothing if not laid-back and natural; in …