You've landed at LAX and you can’t get to your hotel fast enough. You desperately need to stretch your legs and reply to messages. Flying always makes you feel a little discombobulated, and you are ready to reconnect. Come to think of it, freshening up a bit doesn’t sound so bad either. You’re in luck since you’re staying at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport.
The complimentary shuttle service delivers you to the airport adjacent Hilton in just minutes. Designed with Feng Shui principles, the hotel welcomes you with protective foo dogs at the entrance. The modern elegance of the spacious main lobby is accented by amethyst crystals, which promote good health.
Your room key grants complimentary access to the fitness center, where tomorrow you’ll get your morning workout in. You also make a mental note that on the third floor, the heated pool and hot tubs will offer a soothing respite if you decide to go for a soak later. But first, you need to settle in.
Thanks to the lightning fast Wi-Fi in your room, you’re instantly online and ready to reply to messages from the comfort of your ergonomic chair. But first, you’ll freshen up with your favorite Peter Thomas Roth soaps and amenities which are yours for the taking in the marble bathroom.
The room's Feng Shui design has you feeling rejuvenated, reconnected, and ready to start your day— except that the bag of pretzels you had on the flight is no longer cutting it. For your first day in L.A., you’re going to need to refuel before venturing out. The smiling concierge lets you know that The Café offers both Chinese and American breakfast buffets. Or, you can choose from breakfast, lunch or dinner menus featuring California Classics, such as a black pepper crispy chicken sandwich for lunch, or seared salmon along with a salad of your own creation, from the Market Salad Bar for dinner.
By the way, the concierge would love to arrange a tour for you. Or do you need help determining where you should go, or what you should do? You can get to the beach, to Downtown L.A., to Hollywood, to virtually anywhere via a short rideshare. She’s a veritable trove of helpful information.
You let her know that getting your toes in the sand as quickly as possible is a priority, so she suggests you swing by the in-house Bistro (open 24-hours a day), to load up on your choice of to-go options, and plenty of Starbucks coffee for your sub-ten minute drive to Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey. There you’ll be met with more than 3.5 miles of oceanfront, along with a paved path for strolling, bicycling, jogging, or simply meandering along the shore. You breathe a contented sigh of relief. After the recycled airplane air, putting your feet in Mother Nature’s gigantic swimming pool sounds sublime.
From there, the concierge explains you’ll be just six miles from a little bit of Europe in L.A., vis-à-vis the Venice Canal Historic District. You’ll stroll along tree and shrub lined paths, and across charming pedestrian bridges, all the while giving thanks to developer Abbot Kinney, who first brought the canals to life early in the 20th Century.
Walk or drive less than a mile from the canals to the inimitable Venice Beach Boardwalk, for an only-in-L.A. experience. Take in the famed Muscle Beach, admire the Venice Art Walls, enjoy the talent on display in a street performance, all the while soaking up the sun and the sea.
After a full day, there’s nothing like returning to the comfort of your home away from home. You’ll wrap up your day by dining on Northern Italian fare served in a tranquil setting at the hotel's on-site restaurant, Andiamo.
Then it's a nightcap at Landings, where you catch up on all the highlights while sipping on a Firecracker (habanero infused Angelisco blanco tequila, grapefruit juice, agave syrup, tajin rim) before heading back to your room.
As you draw the blackout curtains and crawl into Hilton’s notoriously heavenly Serenity Bed, you flip to the complimentary HBO and smile. You can’t help but appreciate that even miles away from home, you feel utterly connected, because everything you wanted in an L.A. vacation (or even just a day tacked on to your business trip) is truly at your fingertips here.
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
5711 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles 90045