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The Standard hotel in West Hollywood shutting down indefinitely after 22 years

WEST HOLLYWOOD (CNS) — The Standard, Hollywood will close indefinitely because a significant increase to its lease makes operating the property impossible, the boutique hotel announced this week.

The hotel on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, founded 22 years ago, was the first in the Standard International chain which also consists of hotels in downtown Los Angeles, New York City, Miami Beach, Florida, London and Maldives in South Asia.

The Standard was known for its celebrity clientele — Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz and Benicio del Toro were early financial backers — its design, the scene around its pool, surrounded

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