Los Angeles Art Deco Hotels

07/05/2014

Tara de Lis

Art Deco was one of the most popular design styles of the early 20th century. Following on the heels of the Art Nouveau movement, it flourished in the period between WWI and WWII, and in many ways went hand-in-hand with the joie de vivre of the Jazz Age. Art Deco buildings are sleek in style, often painted in bright colors, with dramatic expressions and geometric motifs. Los Angeles is home to many fine examples of Art Deco, among them these five historic hotels.

Discover Marilyn Monroe's Los Angeles

05/27/2014

Daniel Djang

Norma Jeane Mortenson was born in Los Angeles on June 1, 1926. The world knows her today as Marilyn Monroe, who became one of the biggest movie stars of the 1950s and early 1960s, only to have her life cut short at age 36. Monroe was known for her comedic performances in classics like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, The Seven Year Itch, and Some Like It Hot. Eager to escape typecasting, Monroe studied at the Actors Studio - her dramatic turn in Bus Stop earned critical praise and garnered a Golden Globe nomination. In the decades since her controversial death - officially ruled a “probable suicide” - Monroe has become a legendary movie star, international sex symbol, and pop culture icon. Read on for Los Angeles locations where you can discover Marilyn Monroe’s enduring legacy, from her favorite hotels and restaurants, to one of the world’s foremost collections of Marilyn memorabilia.

Historic Hotels in Los Angeles

04/07/2014

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The 1920s hotel boom in L.A. ushered in an era of celebrity, fashion and luxury. Today, these landmark hotels mix history with modern amenities — perfect for a quintessential L.A. visit.

Mad Men Locations in Los Angeles

04/04/2014

Daniel Djang

The Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning AMC TV series Mad Men takes place in the high-powered advertising world of 1960s Manhattan. But the show’s main sets are located in Los Angeles, and many of the on-location scenes are filmed in the L.A. area as well. To celebrate the premiere of the seventh and final season, we round up the top Mad Men locations in Los Angeles. Mad Men fans (aka “Maddicts”) can follow our guide and imagine they’re closing a deal with Don Draper or having a drink with Peggy Olson.

A Three-Day Itinerary of Historic Los Angeles

03/11/2014

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Los Angeles is rich with landmarks of times gone by. From historic hotels to architectural works like the 121-year-old Bradbury Building, the city brims with echoes of the past. And with two other benchmarks of historical significance a bit farther afield - the port town of San Pedro to the south and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum in Simi Valley to the north - visiting history buffs are certain to find plenty of fodder for their passion.

The Most Popular Los Angeles Hotels on Instagram

02/27/2014

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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.