The Standard Hollywood

By Theparkworld

Thursday, a friend texted me to tell me that the Standard in Hollywood was permanently shuttering after 22 years on the Sunset Strip

Like most of my friends and enemies, he knew that I carried a torch for this particular hotel.

You could relax on the beige Ligne Roset Togo sofa in the lobby while a DJ spun tasteful electronic music

 Ligne Roset Togo sofa in the lobby while a DJ spun tasteful electronic music

The building originally opened in 1962 as the Thunderbird Hotel,

The hotel was opened in 1999 by hotelier André Balazs with help

from his celebrity pals: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, and Benicio del Toro.

It has grown into a small chain of boutique hotels with multiple locations, including

downtown Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and London.  The club was located in the bowels of the property.