Hotel Normandie lobby

Hotel Normandie: The Story of an L.A. Icon


Sandi Hemmerlein

Situated only three miles in each direction from Downtown L.A. and the Miracle Mile, Koreatown has become a historic, cultural and entertainment destination, marked by the revival of architectural icons like the Hotel Normandie

The Galleria at Millennium Biltmore

The Millennium Biltmore Hotel: The Story of an L.A. Icon


Kimberly Truhler

At a time when this area was still evolving and finding its identity, the arrival of the opulent Millennium Biltmore Hotel in 1923 was a "statement to the rest of the world that Los Angeles had arrived as an American metropolis." Its impact was undeniable and its grandeur would become an integral part of the history of our city.

Glass elevators in motion at The Westin Bonaventure

Go On Location: The Best Action Movie Locations in Los Angeles


Lindsay Blake

Los Angeles sees a lot of action when it comes to filming, especially when it comes to filming, well, action movies. From 80s classics like "Commando" and "Beverly Hills Cop" to more modern features like "Iron Man" and "Transformers," the L.A. area has been home to some of cinema’s biggest adrenaline-filled moments. Read on for a list of locations where some of the genre’s most memorable scenes were shot. Lights, camera and…action!

Entrance to The Beverly Hills Hotel

Paul Williams: Architect to the Stars


Wiebke Schuster

A master of styles from English Tudor to Spanish Colonial and the casual California ranch-style, African American architect Paul Revere Williams was the creative force behind many of L.A.'s most iconic landmarks.

Elevators at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel

Go On Location: Los Angeles Hotels Featured in Film and Television


Lindsay Blake

Everyone who comes to Hollywood wants to see a star. What many visitors don’t realize is that the hotels they check into are stars in and of themselves. In fact, many L.A. hotels boast a resume that would be the envy of most actors. Read on for a guide to Los Angeles hotels that have been immortalized on screen, along with the productions that made them famous.

Culver Hotel exterior at night

The Culver Hotel Celebrates 90th Anniversary


Discover Los Angeles

The Culver Hotel once again shines as the jewel of downtown Culver City. New ownership and an extensive renovation have brought the landmark 46-room hotel into the modern era, and it’s ready to celebrate its 90th birthday in style.

Rendezvous Court at Millennium Biltmore

Historic Los Angeles Hotels


Discover Los Angeles

If walls could talk, you can only imagine the stories they’d tell about the legendary guests who have stayed at the historic hotels in Los Angeles. These are the hotels where Marilyn Monroe and Jim Morrison spent their nights and where authors like Hemingway and Fitzgerald wrote their literary masterpieces. Walk through these hotels and it's easy to imagine the 1920s, when L.A.’s hotel boom ushered in an era of celebrity, fashion and luxury. Today, these historic hotels still retain their distinctive features while boasting modern amenities — perfect for a quintessential L.A. visit.