Hello Kitty Crazy: Too Sweet Suite?
Why was I surprised to learn that they held an international “Hello Kitty Con” in Los Angeles? After all, they have a con for just about everything else. And while I’m not a particular fan of the iconic character, I have to give kudos to Korea Town’s Line Hotel for jumping in with both paws and creating the most lavish Hello Kitty Suite experience ever.
As you can see, we’re talking creating a VIP suite that goes on beyond thematic, with stools, quilts and picture frames made of tightly bundled stuffed animals. There’s Hello Kitty toilet paper on the walls, and hanging from the ceiling and lampshades. Coffee tables appear to be made of giant stacks of Hello Kitty note pads, the Line’s signature gray concrete walls were splashed with bubblegum pink, and there’s a beige stacked sofa draped with chocolate colored fabric that looks for all the world like a big stack of chocolate eclairs. Is that a Hello Kitty thing, or does it just fit in with the sweeter than sweet theme?
The entire event was in celebration of Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary, for which the Line pulled in environmental designer Sean Knibb to create this cornucopia of cuteness. There were also other specially designed Hello Kitty suites with complimentary items for guests to take home including themed robes, slippers, cushions, collectibles and additional gifts from Sephora’s Hello Kitty Beauty Collection. Am I mistaken, or aren’t Hello Kitty fans a little young for makeup? Apparently they’re not too young for the Hello Kitty sushi and Spam Musubi, whipped up in the kitchen of the Line Hotel’s Roy Choi. See more Hello Kitty cuteness in my gallery on HGTV.com.