i saw some N.W.A documentary (or was it a gangsta rap doc? who knows.) anyways i learned that the Metropolitan used to be where the group used to party heart back in the day. and sure enough Curbed LA heard about that too:
the old hotel was a party palace for NWA, Dr. Dre and Suge Knight, who all ran amuk in the place in the early 90s, according to a tipster. The press release references such news, sort of: “Standing tall at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Van Ness – directly across the street from L.A.’s iconic KTLA Channel 5 Headquarters – the Metropolitan Hollywood was built in the early 80s as a flashy, Tinseltown hotel whose clientele ranged from musicians on tour to international patrons.”
now sadly the best thing about it are the ads that cover it. but thats something, right?