The Redbury’s Jingle Bell Rockin’ With Record Players
Don’t get me wrong. I love me a fancy hotel room with a recessed TV in the bathroom mirror, a phone that checks flights/email/weather, an oblong robot who cooks fried chicken on demand (erm, okay, here’s hoping someone is working on that last bit). But sometimes, I like a fancy hotel room that doesn’t leave me staring baffled into a screen of buttons, a place that evokes the simpler times and vibes I desperately crave when traveling.
Enter The Redbury, a boutique hotel at the corner of Hollywood and Vine in Los Angeles. Tapping the counter-culture logic that old is the new new, they’ve put Crosley record players in each room, along with a collection of 10 albums (more are available by request for vinylphiles). It spins me right round, baby, right round!
I nabbed a quick chat with Xavier Moulin, general manager, about this phonographic phenomenon.
Why did The Redbury choose vinyl in an MP3 world?
“The Redbury has been designed to capture a very liveable, boho chic vibe with a music inspired energy reflective of our iconic location. Our décor and concept pays tribute to Hollywood’s golden age of Rock n’ Roll and the legendary musicians of that era. Having the vinyl naturally connects with those themes and sets the perfect tone for our guests. That said, if your favorite Bowie, Hendrix or Beatles tunes are stored on your MP3 player, we also have iPod docking stations in each room.”
How did you curate the albums for each room?
“We first looked at the era of rock and pop from the late 60’s to the early 80’s. Then, we wanted find bands and artists who have a history of playing the legendary music venues in Hollywood that surround the hotel. As a result, we’ve been able to provide our guests with an impressive library to choose from.”
Are you switching up the vinyl for the holidays?
“Absolutely. We have some great holiday packages that include an in-room selection of vinyl, featuring Christmas music from the biggest names in rock and pop over the years.”
And speaking of the holidays, The Redbury has some sweet festive fun for visitors this season. Their Holiday Package includes a tree, spa treatments, meals and snacks. Check out their website for more info!
1717 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028