Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California - The Grande Dame of Downtown L.A. Hotels

Since its grand opening in 1923, the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles has been the choice hotel for celebrities, presidents and dignitaries. Noted for its distinctive service and classic European style, the hotel's historic grandeur and modern luxury are unmatched in the heart of downtown L.A.

Here, in the legendary ballroom known as the Biltmore Bowl, eight Academy Award ceremonies were hosted in the 1930s and 1940s. Following World War II, the hotel was renowned for bottling and serving its own bourbon to the glitterati of the movie industry, leaders of industry and heads of state.

Today, guests can choose from 683 rooms and suites, elegantly furnished with color schemes of warm gold, cream and ivory complemented by rich woods, plush drapery, plantation shutters, stately furnishings, and marble bathrooms. All units come with high-speed Internet and wireless access (fee), satellite television, pay per view movies, two telephones, a desk, iron and ironing board, hairdryer and coffee/tea with coffeemaker. Sealy Posturepedic Plus mattresses are used as bedding, with thick, extra-soft down comforters and queen size-pillows with hypo-allergenic cases.

The Executive Floors on the 8th and 9th levels feature upgraded rooms, each one designed with the comfort of business travelers in mind. Amenities include MP3-compatible clock radios, new 42'' plasma flat-screen televisions, wider desks and credenzas and bright lighting. The hotel's self-service business center is open 24 hours, equipped with computer stations, Internet access, printers, color photocopiers and fax machines.

The Millennium Biltmore Hotel on-site facilities include a Roman-style indoor swimming pool, a health club, and seventeen meeting and banquet rooms. There are five award-winning ballrooms for social events, weddings and meetings. With nine breakout rooms, a 16,800-square-foot carpeted exhibition center and an executive boardroom suite, the total function space available comes to 70,000 square feet. Of course, a professional convention services staff is on hand to assist in organizing event.

Dining and entertaining is also revered at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Fresh Mediterranean fare can be had at Smeraldi's restaurant, traditional afternoon tea at the famed Rendezvous Court, signature martinis in the elegant Gallery Bar, and fresh sushi at Sai Sai. The La Bistecca Italian-style steakhouse is open daily for dinner, the prestigious Cognac Room is the place for evening libations, and the Gallery Bar features six unique versions of the popular, old-fashioned Manhattan on its menu.

Indeed, Los Angeles has grown up around the Biltmore. Nearby attractions now include Staples Center, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Music Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the L.A. Live sports and entertainment complex, and Dodger Stadium. The hotel is also just a short drive from Hollywood, Beverly Hills and the finest beaches in California.

The Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles is located at 506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90071-2607. Just one just one block from the hotel is the Metro Red Line subway stop, across from Pershing Square. Los Angeles International Airport is 30 minutes away by car. From LAX, take Sepulveda Boulevard to the 105 Freeway East (Norwalk). Turn onto the 110 North (Harbor Freeway), and exit at 6th Street. From there, it is four blocks to a left turn on Olive Street, one block to a left on 5th Street, and one block to a left on Grand Avenue. The hotel entrance is the second driveway on the left.

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