Actress Malaika Arora recently visited Los Angeles and had the opportunity to explore the best of the city.
"I have been to L.A. many times before but it never ceases to mesmerise me. There's always something new to discover here. The views, the lifestyle and the sheer vibe that the city exudes is something one needs to experience to believe and that's what makes it a spectacular place to unwind. It's an ultimate destination to enjoy, shop, eat and repeat. There's so much to love about LA that one trip is just not enough." - Malaika Arora
Check Into the Dream Hollywood Hotel
The Dream Hollywood was central to all of Malaika's activities while in Los Angeles. The hotel's floor-to-ceiling windows are perfect for stargazing and seeing the Hollywood Sign. The hotel's dining and party options were exactly what the actress was looking for in L.A. Beyond the huge lobby, a landscaped "public alley" links up eateries and nightlife spots— Luchini Pizzeria, TAO Los Angeles, Beauty & Essex, Avenue nightclub, and Highlight Room. The world’s best block party was at her doorstep: Leonardo DiCaprio, Orlando Bloom, Tobey Maguire, Zoe Saldana, Katie Holmes, and Owen Wilson came to the opening of the Dream complex.
Malaika, who feels there is no substitute for a healthy body, had an intensive workout session at the Gunnar Peterson Gym in the hotel. Gunnar's past and present celebrity clientele includes Jennifer Lopez, Angelina Jolie and Sofia Vergara. Book Now →
6417 Selma Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028
Go Behind the Scenes at Warner Bros. Studio Tour
Malaika got the VIP treatment at Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, where she had a three-hour, behind-the-scenes experience. She viewed costumes and explored sets and soundstages used for productions such as "Justice League," “Gilmore Girls,” “The Big Bang Theory” and “Argo.” Plus, she visited the original Central Perk set from "Friends" and Stage 48, where she saw the actual props used in “Harry Potter” films, and checked out the Picture Car Vault showcasing a variety of iconic movie vehicles. Book Now →
3400 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91522
Malaika Discovers Downtown L.A.
The heart of the city, Downtown L.A. has experienced an extraordinay renaissance in recent years. Malaika discovered the area's intriguing mix of old and new, from riding the historic Angels Flight and catching the unforgettable views at OUE Skyspace, to soaking up the sun at Broken Shaker, the stunning rooftop bar at the Freehand Hotel. Later, she explored the Arts District and dined at Manuela, the on-site restaurant at the massive Hauser & Wirth art gallery. Book Now →
Freehand Hotel: 416 W 8th St, Los Angeles 90014 OUE Skyspace: 633 W. 5th St, Los Angeles 90071 Manuela: 907 E 3rd St, Los Angeles 90013
Shop Like a Star at Westfield Century City
Malaika embarked on a shopping expedition to Westfield Century City, a recently renovated retail and entertainment hub featuring 200 shops and restaurants. While there, she caught up with celebrity makeup artist Rachel Goodwin, whose clientele includes Emma Stone of La La Land fame. Rachel not only shared some quick makeup fixes, but also took Malaika to Eataly for gourmet food shopping and Gelato tasting. Book Now →
10250 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90067
Malaika Experiences the Venice Beach Lifestyle
From Century City it's a quick jump over to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, one of L.A.’s trendiest streets, for some boutique hopping and a quick coffee stop at Intelligentsia Coffee. Dubbed "the coolest block in America" by GQ Magazine, the picture perfect street had Malaika mesmerized enough to put shopping on the back burner and just take in the sights. Malaika later had a quintessential L.A. experience - yoga on the beach at sunset. Book Now →
1331 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA 90291
Travel Like a VIP at LAX
Malaika ended her L.A. visit in true VIP style withThe Private Suite, a newly-built private terminal at LAX. Instead of 2,200 footsteps from car seat to plane seat, members of The Private Suite can do it in just 70 footsteps. Private TSA screening is done in the building, and The Private Suite team handles ticketing and luggage. Members spend their preflight in totally private suites, each with its own bathroom, food service pantry, a two-person daybed, and a runway view of aircraft landing and taking off. When it’s time to board, Private Suite members are driven in a BMW 7 Series sedan across the tarmac directly to their aircraft. Book Now →