As a frequent traveler, a hotel is so much more than just a place to rest your head at night. For many of us, it is the entry point into our destination; it sets the stage for what we’re about to experience, discover, and remember. I love when hotels that go above and beyond into making sure every aspect of the experience reflects the location and vibe, whether through hand-selected magazines, featuring local artists, or architecture that highlights a special view or landmark. And when a hotel pushes the boundaries of what a guest experience can/should be…that just adds to the excitement.

Last week, I had the opportunity to experience The Kimpton’s latest experiential concept, Room 301 at the Kimpton Everly. Only available until the end of November 2018, guests who choose to experience Room 301 (with perfectly framed views of the Hollywood Hills and photo-friendly pops of pink) will engage in interactive experiences that are designed to explore what makes us uniquely human.

Through immersive experiences like creating a shared playlist, answering thought-provoking questions in a “guestbook 2.0”, or partaking in a confessional wall, guests are encouraged to interact with each other metaphorically as they flow through the space at different times, taking some of the anonymity out of typical hotel stays. A super fun element is the Mystery Vice, where you can bring the provided card downstairs, with your biggest “vice” revealed, and Ever Bar’s bartender will create a custom cocktail accordingly.

To top it all off, a portion of proceeds from each stay will go to the guest’s choice of The Trevor Project or No Kid Hungry. As another part of the experiment, guests will receive a certificate for 10,000 IHG® Rewards Club points which can either be kept or paid forward to anyone they choose, further exploring how we make an impact on others and why we make the decisions we do.

Available dates can be checked by emailing

Kimpton Everly | 1800 Argyle Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028 | (213) 279-3532


Did you book an experience in Room 301? We’d love to hear all about it in the comments below!