Wilshire Grand, The Tallest Building in Los Angeles

Recently, the Wilshire Grand Center became the tallest building in Los Angeles at 1099 feet.  Since 1989, the tallest has been the U.S. Bank Tower (which, by the way, just opened up their SkySlide attraction on the 70th Floor this summer). L.A. now has the tallest building west of the Mississippi. Once open, the Wilshire Grand Center will host an observation deck, office space, a 900 room hotel, restaurants, a 73rd floor rooftop pool, and retail shopping malls.  Gone but not forgotten, the old Wilshire Grand Hotel from 1952 was demolished to make way for our new giant.  This old hotel played host to dignitaries like Pope John Paul II and John F. Kennedy. During our private guided downtown L.A. 

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Luxurious Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles

The luxurious Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles is so much a part of the glamor and mystery of Hollywood folklore, probably because of its lush and private grounds.  As one of the Glitterati guides, we sometimes are requested as walk on guides for international guests who already have a driver or car.  I spent two days with an amazing family visiting from Europe, who had a wish list of places they wanted to see, including the Getty Center, Venice Beach, and El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles, del Rio Porciuncula, which translates to The Town of Our Lady the Queen of Los Angeles, the river Porciuncula.  Of course I shared many more amazing destinations, sights 

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L.A. Pride in West Hollywood June 10-12, 2016

L.A. Pride takes place next weekend in West Hollywood, California, June 10th-12th, 2016.  The pride parade will happen on Sunday starting at 11AM, and runs along Santa Monica Boulevard between Crescent Heights and Robertson Boulevard.  Get there early, for parking will be a nightmare.  Restaurants along the route will be serving up brunch, Bloody Mary’s and mimosas.  Parallel side streets such as Melrose Avenue and Sunset Boulevard are completely walkable. View the official L.A. West Hollywood Pride website for a line up of special guests and performers, that includes Carly Rae Jepsen. At the time of posting this blog, the nearby hip and luxurious London Hotel West Hollywood Hotel on Sunset (which is staggering distance to Santa Monica Boulevard) does have a handful 

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Restaurants, Hotels, and Things to Do During Summer Visit to L.A.

Planning a summer visit to L.A.?  Check out Glitterati Tours “LA Info” tab for direct links to hotels, restaurants, and things to do in our fantastic city. Amazing restaurants are popping up all over and we do our best to keep our website updated on the latest offerings.  We also try to personally hit as many as our diets and wallets will allow us to, in order to share our favorites with visitors to our city. One major change for a visitor’s summer visit to L.A., is the recent opening of Harry Potter.  Universal Studios Hollywood recently rolled out the red carpet for The Los Angeles Concierge Association and its sponsors, and we got to take in the Wizarding World 

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Glitterati Tours Introduces Gay Friendly L.A. for Visitors

Along with our L.A. INFO page, Glitterati Tours has added a gay friendly L.A. page on our website for travelers. Here, one can find information on bars, restaurants, hotels, shopping and Pride updates for L.A. and surrounding communities.  It covers the neighborhoods of West Hollywood (BoysTown), Silverlake and gay friendly L.A. in our Downtown area. When in town, one must visit the world-famous Abbey.  Soon, this bar will once again expand with an addition called The Abbey Chapel.  The Abbey is enormous with go-go boys and girls on most nights.  This bar and restaurant welcomes all, and is a favorite of celebrities.  Lady Gaga, Christine Aguilera, Sarah Jessica Parker and the The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills all party here and 

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Broadway L.A. Holiday Schedule for Pantages Theatre

If you’re coming to Los Angeles over the holidays, make sure to order your tickets in advance for our legendary Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. Here’s some upcoming shows for December 2015, and January 2016 at The Pantages Theatre: RIVERDANCE – The 20th Anniversary World Tour December 1 – December 6, 2015 The international Irish dance phenomenon returns by popular demand with RIVERDANCE – The 20th Anniversary World Tour 2 Hours (Including Intermission) IF/THEN December 8, 2015 – January 3, 2016 Tony Award winner Idina Menzel (Wicked, Frozen) returns to her acclaimed performance in the National Tour of IF/THEN, alongside her Broadway costars James Snyder (Cry-Baby), Anthony Rapp (RENT) & Tony Award winner La Chanze. 2 Hours and 35 Minutes (Including 

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New Years Eve in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

It’s only 10 days away, but it may not be too late to reserve dinner and cocktails for New Years Eve in Los Angeles.  Nearby Pasadena will host over a million visitors for their Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game on New Years Day.  Many attending these events will opt to stay a little west in the cities of Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills.  While Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena is one big street party on New Years Eve, some may want a more intimate affair. Most of the hotels and their restaurants will be offering up special menus and events to ring in New Years Eve in Los Angeles and 2015.  Check out Livello at L’Ermitage, Gordon Ramsay 

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Booking Now for City Tours of Los Angeles 2015

Glitterati Tours is in the midst of a busy holiday season with visitors coming to Los Angeles.  The next two weeks — especially the period bookending our Rose Bowl game in Pasadena — should keep us busy into the new year.  We always suggest planning early, whether it’s city tours, hotels, or making reservations at the hottest restaurants in Beverly Hills. We are currently taking reservations for celebrity homes tours and city tours of Los Angeles for 2015. See the homes and hangouts of some of your favorite celebrities from music, film, and reality television in the Glitterati Tours “Just the Hills” tour.  This covers the areas of Holmby Hills, Beverly Hills, Hollywood Hills and Bel Air.  This tour also 

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New Years Eve in Los Angeles at the Hottest Hotels

Celebrate in style on New Years Eve in Los Angeles.  Many of the hottest hotels are offering a full agenda to bring in the 2015. FOUR SEASONS LOS ANGELES AT BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER AT CULINA, MODERN ITALIAN December 31, 2014 | Pre Gala: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Gala seating: 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm Count down to the New Year at Culina, Modern Italian restaurant with flutes of champagne, and a dinner you’ll remember long after the ball has dropped. Pre-gala seating will feature a decadent four-course menu, while the Gala seating features an amazing five-course menu, in addition to a midnight champagne toast and complimentary access to the New Year’s Eve festivities taking 

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What’s Happening in Los Angeles in December?

No polar vortex here…yet!?  Los Angeles in December is typically dry with cool nights, and a light breeze.  You want a white Christmas…don’t come to L.A.  Glitterati Tours has listed a handful of events to enjoy when in Los Angeles in December.  Remember, pre-book for everything.  This includes hotels, restaurants, studio tours, city tours of L.A., and Broadway-style shows.  While most locals depart for the east coast, and the midwest, the city is still full of visitors and tourists taking advantage of our lively city, and great weather.  Plus, the Rose Bowl games around New Years, bring in approximately 120,000 extra guests. -Into The Woods at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Plays from December 2nd-21st, 2014. -Enjoy 

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