By Laura Medina
This scribe wished a proper hotel with a communal attitude was around when this scribe's feet were getting wet in the City of Angels.
Mayumi is a new type of hotel that isn't a chain or hyper-stylized nor a stranger's Air BnB.
Nope, it's a new type of "home away from home" hotel.
Mayumi gives you the best of both worlds – a private haven and social hub.
Guests can belly up to the central kitchen island table, dividing the kitchen from the living room.
For actors to aspiring entertainment hopefuls to hipsters checking the real Los Angeles, Mayumi is discreetly yet centrally located in Culver City, between Sony Studios and the Fox Hill Mall, the real Hollywood.
Even standard, contemporary hotel rooms, the communal living room/kitchen/lounge makes you feel at home. Even the living room has a charging docks for your phones and tablets. Guests can relax and read in the living room lounge or memorize their scripts.
Privacy is where it's much necessary.
Each hotel room is their own unit, with an ensuite private restroom. Featuring a soft water system and rain shower, add the plush towels given for a spa like experience within your own suite. Relax on luxury linens and a supremely comfortable mattress. Have control over your environment at your finger tips with smartphone app managed lights, shades and thermostat. Be productive using a free private network with high-speed fiber. Housekeeping keeps everything tidy so you can focus on living.
On a normal, sunny, perfect climate California day, the roof-less, inner-courtyard/lobby is a sanctuary.
But hey, Mayumi has Millennials and Gen-Xers in mind. It's not your typical hotel. They think ahead. The inner courtyard can double as an event space to throw your promotional party with a bar and a grill. You can't forget the communal kitchen. It's chef-worthy.
Next time, you're hesitating about rooming at a stranger's house in god-knows-where neighborhood. Think about the real Los Angeles where the locals and natives shop, snack, and dine and where real Hollywood actually make movies and tv shows and cast them at Sony Studios, all in Culver City.
A stay at Mayumi is no longer than 3 weeks and it's exterior is discreet and a safe oasis for working actors, producers, and directors or for those just wanting a real taste of LA.