Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Los Angeles Hotels

01/23/2014

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Forbes Travel Guide has released its 56th Annual Star Ratings list. The 2014 worldwide list of hotels, spas and restaurants includes 97 Five-Star hotels, the most in the guide’s history. Formerly the Mobil Travel Guide, the Forbes Travel Guide created its 5-star rating system in 1958. The guide’s in-depth hotel inspections span two nights and three days. Each property is rated according to 800 objective criteria, with an emphasis on service. Following are the Los Angeles hotels that earned the coveted Five-Star rating.

Fitness & Wellness Programs at Los Angeles Hotels

12/26/2013

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The 2013 SpaFinder Wellness Spa Trend Report named “healthy hotels” as the number one global spa and wellness trend, describing a health-focused guest experience as “one of the most welcome, wide-ranging hotel trends we’ve seen. And it’s poised to transform the very concept of travel in profound, positive new ways.” When it comes to the health and well-being of their guests, Los Angeles hotels have been well ahead of the curve. From world-class spas to state-of-the-art fitness centers, hotels across L.A. offer wellness programs and activities that help guests relax, revitalize and stay healthy throughout their visit.

Holiday Shopping at Los Angeles Hotels

10/28/2013

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Every year, the holiday shopping season begins in earnest with Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. Take advantage of room specials and shopping sprees at these Los Angeles hotels - conveniently located near some of LA’s top retail centers - and get ready to shop 'til you drop on Black Friday and beyond.

New and Updated Hotels in Los Angeles

09/25/2013

Esther Tseng

It’s an exciting time for hotel guests all around Los Angeles. Whether it’s an update to an existing property, or the unveiling of a brand new project, L.A. hotels - like the city itself - are constantly evolving, always staying ahead of the curve and giving visitors new experiences. Read our guide to new and updated Los Angeles hotels, then book a room, plan your next event or meeting, or simply relax in a lounge with a cocktail.

Hotels and Attractions Near Los Angeles Colleges

07/15/2013

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Los Angeles is home to some of the top universities in the country, an exemplary group of educational institutions that offer every imaginable degree to a diverse student population. Whether you’re a parent accompanying your freshman on a campus visit, or back in town for an alumni reunion, read our guide to hotels and attractions located near Los Angeles colleges.

The Guide to Celebrity Chefs at Los Angeles Hotels

07/11/2013

Tara de Lis

No matter how many times fans watch their favorite celebrity chefs doing demos on TV or try out recipes from their bestselling cookbooks, there’s nothing like experiencing a great meal in person. At these Los Angeles hotels, guests can turn this dream into reality.

Car Free Los Angeles Hotel Packages

06/26/2013

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Earth Day 2014 marks the one-year anniversary of Car Free L.A. – an eco-tourism initiative designed by the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board that offers travelers a variety of free itineraries centered around exploring L.A.’s various neighborhoods, attractions and hidden gems by walking, biking and taking the Metro. To celebrate this major milestone, L.A. Tourism has partnered with eight hotels across the city to curate exclusive spring and summer travel packages inspired by the Car Free L.A. program – making it easy for visitors to stay and experience Los Angeles without relying on a car.

These exclusive packages give guests the tools they need to plan the perfect car-free vacation. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the city in a new way and experience unique activities that would otherwise be missed from behind the wheel, including museum madness walking tours, stand-up paddle boarding, complimentary bike rentals, and much more. To book a Car Free L.A. hotel package or download complimentary Car Free L.A. vacation itineraries, visit www.discoverLosAngeles.com/CarFreeLA.

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