LEONARDO DiCAPRIO's trendy THE STANDARD has been voted the second best budget hotel in Los Angeles.

The West Hollywood hotel, a favourite among partying celebrities, is run by top American hotelier ANDRE BALAZS (corr) - Uma Thurman's boyfriend - but DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz are among the investors in the Sunset Boulevard hang-out.

The hotel, which was formerly a retirement home, was beaten by the newly renovated FARMER'S DAUGHTER hotel in Los Angeles' Fairfax Village.

28/05/2004 02:33