One of the perks of traveling frequently for work is the occasional opportunity to bring your family along, and tack a few days for a family vacation onto your business trip. Of course, not everywhere you travel is a destination that the whole family will enjoy. With family-friendly attractions and activities across the city, Los Angeles is the perfect work/play destination and you couldn't ask for a better hotel as your home base than the Four Points by Sheraton - Los Angeles International Airport.
From the moment you, your spouse, and your kids step out of the complimentary shuttle - after a mere one-mile ride from LAX - you know that bringing your family along was a good call. Towering palm trees with twinkling fairy lights greet you at the entrance, while in the distance you catch glimpses of majestic mountains and city skylines.
Inside the Four Points by Sheraton LAX, there is a notably professional, yet playful energy. While the numerous check-in desks are outfitted in refined wood and tile, the seating area of the lobby is contemporary and colorful. With sofas, a communal workspace (including Mac computers), and plenty of seating areas, the lobby is vibrant with bold blue, red, yellow, and white accents. Although the hotel offers nearly 15,000 square feet of meeting and event space, it's clear that families and children are equally welcome here.
You’ve booked a Deluxe Queen/Queen Guest Room, which offers stunning views from the large windows covering the back wall of your 250 square-foot space. Both Queen beds include plush pillowtop mattresses and soft linens and bedding. A large workstation runs the length of another wall, and includes an ergonomic chair, and desk lamp, along with serving as additional counter space, should you need it.
There’s also a flat screen television which is easily viewable from both beds, and includes premium movie channels, though admittedly, your children are more excited about the free Wi-Fi. Your bathroom is large and spotless, with tiled walls, plenty of light, a large marble vanity and complimentary upscale toiletries along with plenty of towels for the family.
Since it’s still early afternoon, there’s no time like the present to begin unwinding from the flight. You head to the beautifully landscaped outdoor pool area, which includes a pretty fountain and is surrounded by lounge chairs, as well as cabanas for sun protection. While your kids waste no time jumping into the sparkling, heated pool, you and your spouse head to the pool bar to grab a cocktail while watching the children play.
As the sun sets, it’s time to prepare for dinner at the onsite Brewer’s Bar & Grill. The fast-casual restaurant has options that everyone can enjoy (even your fussiest eater), and an impressive selection of local IPA beers on tap, in addition to wine and cocktails. Everyone is completely satisfied (and sleepy) after their meal.
Back in the room as everyone gets ready for bed, you mentally prepare for your meetings in the morning, which will begin after you hit the onsite fitness center for cardio and weights. You may even have time before work to enjoy the breakfast buffet with your family at the hotel's Comfort Restaurant.
As you climb into your soothing bed, you can’t help by smile knowing that even though you’ll be working tomorrow, there is no shortage of fun activities for your family to enjoy. Plus, you’ll be able to join them after your meetings conclude in a couple of days.
From visiting Manhattan Beach - like LAX, it's only a mile away - for biking along The Strand; to people watching and shopping on the boardwalk in nearby Venice Beach (the kids will love the Venice Skatepark); to a trip to world-famous Universal Studios Hollywood, there’s nothing you can’t access from here.
Before dozing off, you give a silent tip of your hat to the meeting planners who chose Four Points by Sheraton LAX to host your conference, for allowing you to mix business with pleasure, and create a wonderful working vacation for you and your family.
Four Points by Sheraton - Los Angeles International Airport
750 Airport Blvd, Los Angeles 90045