Inside The Line Hotel's Amazing Hello Kitty Suite

To celebrate the first annual Hello Kitty Con in Los Angeles, the Line Hotel commissioned designer Sean Knibb to push pink and make a Sanrio splash.
By: Lisa Johnson Mandell
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Photo By: Art Gray courtesy of the Line Hotel

Photo By: Art Gray courtesy of the Line Hotel

Photo By: Adrian Gaut courtesy of the Line Hotel

Photo By: Art Gray courtesy of the Line Hotel

Photo By: Art Gray courtesy of the Line Hotel

Photo By: Art Gray courtesy of the Line Hotel

Photo By: Art Gray courtesy of the Line Hotel

Photo By: Art Gray courtesy of the Line Hotel

Photo By: Art Gray courtesy of the Line Hotel

Photo By: Adrian Gaut courtesy of the Line Hotel

Lounge Area

Among the more outrageous items in the Line Hotel's Hello Kitty designer suite are the stacked couch and end tables draped with brown leatherette to look like chocolate eclairs, the coffee tables and stools made to look like stacks of Hello Kitty notepaper, and the seats made of tightly bundled Hello Kitty cushions. The design elements were created by Sean Knibb specifically for the suite.

Great Room

Here's another view of the suite that was used as the VIP lounge of the official Hello Kitty Birthday Party. Note that even the wallpaper was pretty in pink, and the window shades had the Hello Kitty motif.

On a Normal Day

This is what a suite in the Line Hotel, located in L.A.'s Korea Town, normally looks like without the Hello Kitty crazed decor. The concrete walls and floor to ceiling windows are the same, but that's about it.

Bedroom

The hotel’s signature gray cement walls were splashed with bubblegum pink, and the bed was covered with a quilt made from the pervasive themed stuffed characters and cushions. Note the puffy pink clouds adhered to the ceiling.

Kids' Sitting Area

This pint-sized seating area is illuminated by an overhead light draped with Hello Kitty toilet paper. Even the ceiling is decorated.

Wall/Toilet Paper

Here's a closeup of the themed toilet paper used not only for the obvious purpose, but also to cover walls, ceilings and even a floaty lampshade.

Bathroom

Because you can never have enough Hello Kitty toilet paper...

Bathroom Mirror

Who needs to see your own reflection when you can stare at hundreds of Hello Kitties while you're washing your hands? Perhaps the hot pink mirror coating was placed there to discourage excessive bathroom time?

Bathtub

This daisy encrusted bathtub has a rim lined with tiny waterproof Hello Kitty toys. That's one way to get kids in the tub. Also, note the themed bandaids on the shelves on the right. We're thinking the blue KN on the wall behind the tub stands for the designer's last name, Knibbe. He certainly deserves the credit!

The Line Hotel

During the world's first Hello Kitty Con, held at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) ground zero offsite was the new Line Hotel in L.A.'s Korea Town, where the famed Sanrio-themed suite was located.