Los Angeles Area Hotels

Always one of the biggest questions for someone coming to our city is about lodging at Los Angeles area hotels and where to stay.  There’s no easy answer, but looking at maps prior to your visit can certainly help in the decision making process.  We remind visitors that Los Angeles is a gigantic city.  On top of that, there are many cities within the city.  They include places like Santa Monica, Malibu and West Hollywood. Downtown Los Angeles is growing in their many offerings with food and culture.  Here, you’ll be close to the convention center, Grand Park, Union Station, L.A. Live and The Staples Center. A few hotels in this area include The Intercontinental, Nomad Hotel, and The Ace Hotel. 

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Viceroy L’Ermitage Hotel Beverly Hills

The Viceroy L’Ermitage Hotel Beverly Hills is located between the famous shopping streets of Rodeo Drive on the west, and Robertson Blvd. on the east. There’s also a handful of other amazing streets in the general area, like Canon Drive.  Canon is known for famous restaurants like Spago by Wolfgang Puck, Mastro’s Steakhouse, Il Pastaio, and Via Alloro.  If you go the opposite direction and find yourself on Robertson, grab a lunch at The Ivy, Petrossian, or The Henry. The Viceroy is a modern luxury hotel and has been in existence since 1975.  It has always been a favorite of celebrities, including the late Liz Taylor and Richard Burton.  It’s located on the beautiful tree-lined street of Burton Way, which also 

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Visit the Friendly Cities of L.A. and Beverly Hills

Visit the friendly cities of L.A. and Beverly Hills! Certainly, this has been one of the oddest summer holiday travel seasons on record for Los Angeles.  We’ve been in the business as Glitterati Tours for just over a decade, and in the industry for closer to 20 years.  Not since the early 90’s with the riots in L.A., the much-televised O.J. Simpson trial, and the Northridge earthquake, have we seen such an impact on tourism in the city. Normally, we’d be sold out every single day during July and August, however, this 2019 is very hit and miss.  Some days tours trickle in, and other days we turn down about a dozen tours. We’ve heard from hotels, car rental companies, and 

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LA Pride Week 2019

LA Pride Week 2019 this year happens between May 31st  and June 9th.  The theme (or hashtag) is #JustUnite. It all kicks off on the 31st of May with the 7th Annual LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium.  Guests are invited to come as early as 530PM for a pre-game festive event at the Right Field Plaza Bar.  You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy, for the first pitch isn’t happening until 710PM.  Fireworks and DJ Bowie Jane will complete the night when the game is over. On June 1st, take in the 3rd Annual LA Pride Night at Universal Studios Hollywood.  Their theme is “Pride is Universal.”  Perks include theme park access starting at 4PM, along with exclusive after-hours Universal Studios park access 

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The Best Private Tours for Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

What is the best private tour company for Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Los Angeles?  We may be a bit partial, but we’re gonna say it’s the team here at Glitterati Tours.  We’ve been in business now for just over a decade.  In that time, the dedicated and passionate guides have put us on the radar of international and domestic travel agents, as well as making us the go-to top choice for many of the 5-star hotel concierge desks here locally. Don’t just take our word for it.  Look us up online, and check out a handful of the top review sites.  We are proud of our status as being the #1 Tour Company on TripAdvisor for Beverly Hills. In fact, 

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The Best Sushi in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

The cities of Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills have no shortage of outstanding sushi restaurants.  They range from the all-you-can-eat, to the money-is-no-object dining experiences. Some of the most popular spots include strip mall no-frills storefronts. This includes a few of our favorite locations.  Look into Sushi Park at 8539 Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.  This spot is pure fish, with no rice in sight.  Specialties include the blue crab hand roll, toro and uni. Because this spot pushes right up against the Hollywood Hills, it’s also a favorite of celebrities. Ventura Boulevard, in and around Studio City, is home to literally dozens of sushi restaurants block after block.  Sushi Katsu-ya Studio City is our go-to for a consistently great 

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The Grill on The Alley Restaurant in Beverly Hills

One of our most important jobs in conducting luxury private tours of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, is keeping up to date on the hottest, hippest restaurants and bars (as much as our paychecks will allow).  Sometimes, we focus on the up-and-coming spots, because that’s what many of our guests have heard about.  The problem with this approach is that we can miss a gem of a restaurant that’s been in our own backyard for decades. The Grill on The Alley Restaurant in Beverly Hills is one of them.  For years, we’ve told our many VIP’s about this spot which is just steps from Rodeo Drive, without ever trying it firsthand.  That all changed the other night, and we may 

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What Are Some Things to Do in Beverly Hills?

What Are Some Things To Do In Beverly Hills? You’ve come to the right city.  Beverly Hills is connected to popular locations like West Hollywood, and parts of Los Angeles, like Bel Air and Westwood. Here’s a short list of the most popular things to do when in the 90210: Stay.  Where to start?! Hotels are obviously top notch and most are perfectly centered and walkable to venues.  Look into The Waldorf Astoria, The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, The Montage, The Sixty, The SLS Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills, The W Westwood, The Peninsula, Luxe Rodeo, The Viceroy L’Ermitage, and The Four Seasons. Shop.  You’ve got one of the most famous shopping streets in 

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Where Are The Fires in California?

First, thank you to the dozens of past guests, and the domestic and international travel agents that have reached out to check on our safety during the fires.  Fortunately, we are safe, and our heart goes out to those in the affected areas.  No major fires have hit the general Hollywood or Beverly Hills areas.  When one sees the news, it can look like the whole state is up in flames. This time of year is typically fire season in California.  It’s when the brush in the hills and mountains are at their driest, and when the Santa Ana winds can kick up.  In fact, last year at about this same time (and into December) California had the Skirball Fire, 

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Holiday Events in Beverly Hills and Hollywood

Since Christmas decorations started popping up before Halloween, we thought it might be a good time to let locals and visitors know about a handful of upcoming holiday events in Beverly Hills and Hollywood: Beverly Hills BOLD Holidays kick off Thursday, November 15th with the Rodeo Drive party and lighting displays throughout the city.  BOLD Holidays will also include evening shopping on Fridays and Saturdays, as well as art installations, entertainment and much more. The Grove in Los Angeles will have their 17th Annual Tree Lighting celebration on November 18th to kick off the holiday season.  Look for a special performance by the CBS “A Home for the Holidays.”  There will also be a snowfall (sans Mother Nature), fireworks, and Santa’s grand arrival. This 

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