Hotel Spotlight: The Beverly Wilshire Hotel

A legendary property in one of the most recognizable cities in the United States!  The Beverly Wilshire Hotel was completed in 1928.  Its name has changed slightly over the years, and some visitors still refer to it as The Regent Beverly Wilshire.  Since 1992, it’s commonly called A Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Wilshire (not to be confused with its sister hotel a few blocks away, The Four Seasons Los Angeles Hotel at Beverly Hills). The Beverly Wilshire Hotel’s guest list is long and impressive.  Notable names include Warren Beatty, John Lennon, Elvis Presley, President Barack Obama, and countless royal families from around the globe. The hotel sits perfectly centered in the 90210 zip code.  Its intersections include Wilshire Blvd. and 

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L.A. Marathon 2018

If running the L.A. Marathon tomorrow, go easy on the corned beef, cabbage and green beer today for St. Patrick’s Day.  Otherwise, you’ll have an uphill battle.  Probably even better though, for you’ll be able to run at a slower pace and take in all the incredible sightseeing that this amazing race provides. Think of our Stadium to the Sea marathon as offering up most of the L.A. must-see sights along its 26-mile course.  With a start at Dodger Stadium, runners head south into Downtown Los Angeles.  Here, they’ll see landmarks like ChinaTown, The Walt Disney Concert Hall and The Music Center. By mile 6, they’ll take in the lake around Echo Park, before hitting Sunset Blvd, and into the 

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The Best Holiday Shopping in Los Angeles

The Best Holiday Shopping in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica ________________ Old school and want to avoid buying everything online this holiday season? Look no further than the many shopping opportunities in Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. Of course there’s the granddaddy of luxury shopping experiences on Rodeo Drive and neighboring streets. Here, you’ll find every major designer name imaginable, from Cartier, to Chanel to Louis Vuitton. Along Wilshire Blvd., just off Rodeo Drive, visit Barney’s New York, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Neiman Marcus. Santa Monica and Venice Beach have Montana Avenue, The 3rd Street Promenade, Main Street and the boutique heavy Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Near Beverly Hills, the newly renovated Westfield Shopping Mall is better 

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Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting

The Annual Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration —————————————– You may have missed the Christmas tree lighting and fireworks display at The Grove that Glitterati Tours just recently blogged about. Not to worry. If you’re in town this Thursday, November 16th, make your way over to Beverly Hills, as they have their annual Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration. Once the knob is flicked, look for amazing light displays throughout the city. There will also be special sculptures by HYBYCOZO and live entertainment. Part of the lighting diplay will be the incredible chandeliers by Baccarat that be lining this world-famous drive. Robin Thicke will be the headlining performer starting at 5PM, and the show will be hosted by Top Chef Junior Host, 

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Upcoming Holiday Events in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

You may have just missed the huge tree lighting at The Grove, but there’s a ton of upcoming holiday events in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.  As mentioned, Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills will continue to blog about dozens of activities as time permits.  Here’s just a few more that are within the next week or two: Joy to the Hills — Beverly Hills Brings in the Holidays in Style! Rodeo Drive will have their annual lighting celebration on November 20th, 2016, beginning at 5PM.  This event will take place at the 200 block of Rodeo, near Dayton Way.  Enjoy live musical performances, themed theatrics and the countdown to the lighting.  Bring a coat or piece of warm clothing to 

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Rodeo Drive Car Show on Father’s Day

It’s that time of year again.  The Rodeo Drive car show, Concours d’Elegance, takes place annually on Father’s Day.  There’s no better gift to a car loving father, that an entire street closed off and jammed full of museum quality classic cars and motorcycles.  It takes place on Sunday, June 19th, on the 200-400 block of Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills. From the Rodeo Drive of Beverly Hills website: The Rodeo Drive Committee, in conjunction with the city of Beverly Hills, presents the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance every year on Father’s Day. Each year a theme is selected to feature the superb combination of rare automobiles and motorcycles highlighting the past, present and future at the crossroads of fashion, design and 

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L.A. Forecast Through Valentines Day and Los Angeles Marathon

Where is El Nino?!  Certainly not in Southern California.  The L.A. forecast for the next 10 days shows zero precipitation.  In fact, everyday will top out into the high 70’s or low 80’s.  This takes us through this Sunday’s big Super Bowl game, and of course, Valentines Day and our Los Angeles Marathon on February 14th, 2016. With no rain, it’s the perfect time to take a Glitterati Tours tour of Los Angeles and watch the sun light up our palm trees.  With no cloud cover, look for picture-perfect views of our Hollywood Sign, and perhaps even a view of the Pacific Ocean from the peaks above Beverly Hills and L.A. The runners participating in the Los Angeles Marathon, will 

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Annual Rodeo Drive Car Show on Father’s Day 2015

The Rodeo Drive Committee, in conjunction with the city of Beverly Hills, presents the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance every year on Father’s Day. Each year a theme is selected to feature the superb combination of rare automobiles and motorcycles highlighting the past, present and future at the crossroads of fashion, design and entertainment. This year’s selected theme is “Highways to Heaven” to honor Route 66, Autobahn and Autostrade. The Concours d’Elegance is the largest public event held annually in Beverly Hills with a unique mix of guests, including car collectors, families and international visitors and residents from Beverly Hills and the Westside. Named “one of the 300 unmissable events in the world” by Frommer’s Travel Guide, the Rodeo Drive Concours 

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Glitterati Private Tours Awarded TripAdvisor Excellence Award

Thanks to TripAdvisor for awarding Glitterati Private Tours of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills with your Certificate of Excellence for the 4th straight year!  TripAdvisor gives visitors the most reliable information on the internet regarding tours, hotels, and all things travel related.  Interested in a custom tour of Los Angeles?  Visit our website for more information. Coming to Los Angeles?  Our most popular tour is the “Essential LA.”  It covers the must-see sights in West Hollywood, Hollywood and Beverly Hills.  It includes studio history, celebrity homes, the Hollywood sign, the Walk of Fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, and the home of the Oscars — The Dolby Theater.  This tour also introduces guests to the famous shopping streets of Robertson Boulevard, Rodeo 

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Gene Kelly Tribute at The Wallis Beverly Hills

Tomorrow night, Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at 8PM —- A must for Gene Kelly fans!  The Wallis Center for the Performing Arts, presents “Gene Kelly: The Legacy.”  Presented by Gene Kelly’s widow and biographer, Patricia Ward.  Guests will be entertained with film clips, unreleased audio recordings, and of course stories of one the most loved entertainers in Hollywood history.  (Interesting enough, Gene Kelly once lived in the heart of Rodeo Drive, not far from The Wallis).  Tickets start at $29.  The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is located near The Beverly Hills City Hall at 9390 N. Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills.  For more information, call 310-746-4000.