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Enjoy a Glamorous Stay at The Thompson Hollywood

Experience The Thompson Hollywood

The heydey of Old Hollywood was known for its glitz, glamour and luxury. While the neighborhood has evolved through the years, the newly opened Thompson Hollywood brings a dash of vintage charm back to the city. With lavish rooms, a central location, and the sophisticated rooftop lounge Bar Lis, guests can indulge in a dazzling Los Angeles experience. Book a stay at The Thompson Hollywood to be swept away into a tinsel town fantasy.

Design

Guests take in the sophisticated setting the moment they step foot into the building with lush greenery, bold wooden features, and mid-century style furnishings. Brass accents and natural tones bring forth a refined ambiance for lounging in the Lobby Bar of the 11-story construction. With 190 rooms and 16 suites, the chic hotel is an inviting home to weekend travelers or extended stay visits, placing guests in the lap of luxury.

Rooms & Suites

Guest rooms are outfitted with contemporary, earth-toned furnishings alongside floor-to-ceiling windows with an envious view of Hollywood. The Classic California style meets mid-century modern to create an elegant atmosphere perfect for relaxing in the heart of the city. Suites give guests an upgraded studio layout with wraparound windows and luxury marble bathrooms for an added touch of comfort.

Bar Lis

One of the hotel’s main attractions is their rooftop lounge Bar Lis–a sleek space inspired by the airy sophistication of the French Riviera combined with the glam of Old Hollywood. The bar’s vintage charm comes from an art-deco design mixing velvet textures, a jewel tone color palette and tropical palms to whisk you away on a mini vacation. A retractable roof makes for a rain-or-shine experience while you taste their delicately crafted bites inspired by French bistro fare. Book a reservation to lounge on plush banquettes and sip from their menu of signature cocktails. Live music and DJs make for revelrous entertainment, with a weekly Jazz Night event bringing together some of the city’s most talented musicians.

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Dining

Aside from Bar Lis’ canapés, guests can also enjoy the upcoming restaurant Mis Amis. With the French translation “My Friends,” this outlet will act as a trendy dining experience inspired by France’s local brasseries and cafés. Chef Lincoln Carson will bring seasonal ingredients to a menu of traditional French plates that are complemented by a curated wine and cocktail list. Currently, Thompson Hollywood guests can also dine on The Terrace, which boasts casual, poolside dining and views of Downtown Los Angeles. The breezy atmosphere is perfect for shareable plates with friends or an intimate dinner date.

Amenities

The Thompson Hollywood will feel like your home away from home with convenient amenities to make your getaway special. A state-of-the-art fitness center is open 24 hours for all your workout needs. The rooftop pool provides the perfect place to rest and relax underneath the Los Angeles sunshine with a view of the iconic Hollywood sign. A business center, in-room dining and pet-friendly perks also personalize your stay in a way that fits your travel needs.

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    The Perks of Event Management Services

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    Event Management Services

    Organizing an event for groups small and large can often be a tedious undertaking when details begin to add up as the date approaches. Memorable experiences often require a range of skills to be employed in the organization process, leaving event planning to be a strenuous task for those with a work and home schedule already set. Event management services alleviate that weight, allowing a stress-free celebration with a background of industry professionals to handle the ins and outs.




    Network

    The preparation involved in planning a successful event can amount to hours of time added to your day-to-day tasks. While modern technology has made it seem easy, the extensive work required to track down viable services, products, and staff is much more involved than a simple Google search. Rather than making these decisions on your own, event management companies employ experts with a network of go-to connections whom they can rely on to provide only the best for their clients. Instead of testing out resources you have had no firsthand experience with, event managers have developed trustworthy relationships that allow you to remain at ease during the decision-making process.




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    Experience

    Whether your gathering is for personal or business purposes, it is likely that your experience in event planning is limited in comparison to those who pursue the industry professionally. The learning-curve for the planning process isn’t the same for everyone, but with an event management company, you won’t even have to worry about becoming an overnight expert. With years of experience in the industry, these companies have seen it all and know how to handle the operational procedures from beginning to end. They supply an invaluable amount of knowledge in the field, and can offer the best recommendations for you to have a memorable celebration.




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    Cost Efficiency

    With organization being their priority, event management companies are always aware of where money is being spent and for what purpose. When a strict budget is in place, event managers aim to ensure their clients are only buying what is necessary and not making any mistakes with their checkbook. They often receive competitive rates for various products or services due to their industry connections. These types of perks aren’t available when planning an event on your own, and can help make your event take less of a hit to you or your company’s bank account.

     

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    Execution

    Outside of the detailed planning process for social gatherings, managing the production on the day of the event is best left to a third party. As a host, you’ll want to focus on making sure your guests are enjoying the festivities. Things like event staff, décor, dining structure, and entertainment scheduling are all elements that event managers are experts at handling. Their presence will help to alleviate the stress or nerves that can accompany an important gathering, and instead you can enjoy the celebration right alongside your guests.

    The numerous moving parts required in putting on a successful event can be difficult to maintain when factoring in a busy work schedule and home life. Considering a management company to organize your next event can lift a weight from your shoulders and allow you to create an impressive and unforgettable experience.

     

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      The Best Cocktail Bars in San Diego

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      Cocktail Bars in San Diego

      While San Diego is most known in the bar world for its brewery and craft beer scene, nightlife aficionados know that there’s also a draw for delicious cocktails at the city’s best bars and lounges. The ocean breeze adds to the atmosphere at bars with rooftop views, while hideaway hot spots make for the perfect intimate evening. These best cocktail bars in San Diego, each with their own delicious drinks, will have you buzzed and satisfied in any of San Diego’s many neighborhoods.




      Madison

      For an upscale escape into a cozy modern space, Madison is the perfect date night. Their menu uses quality ingredients and spirits to complement the sleek, wooden design.




      Sycamore Den

      The ‘70s feeling is strong at this Normal Heights bar. The youthful clientele appreciate the throwback stone and panels that line the walls as they sip the selection of craft cocktails.




      Polite Provisions

      This James Beard-nominated bar has a staff that acts more like medicine men than bartenders. Their drug store-inspired drinks will heal all your ailments with a touch of style.

      Kettner Exchange

      This impressive space, inspired by San Diego’s founding father William Kettner, provides the perfect place for libations no matter your mood. Take a seat indoors or mingle at the outdoor patio bar for an energetic escape.

      Seven Grand

      Just like its Los Angeles and Austin counterparts, Seven Grand offers up an extensive whiskey collection. Test out the variety of unique flavors in the classic, dimly lit hideaway.

      False Idol

      Tucked inside the beloved Craft & Commerce bar is a festive tiki escape. Tropical rum drinks will have you feeling a buzz amongst their island-inspired décor.

      Kindred

      This eclectic destination mixes edgy gothic elements with a vegan food menu to create a quirky getaway. Their creative cocktails will be the cherry on top when you take in this one-of-a-kind hot spot.

      Herb & Wood

      The ever-thriving Little Italy neighborhood gets help from the chic style of Herb & Wood. Their herb-induced cocktails make for a refreshing touch as you lounge amidst the trendy crowd.

      You & Yours Distilling Co.

      Breweries are a popular hangout, but You & Yours makes distilleries worth visiting with a world-class cocktail program. The female-run company uses their flagship vodka and gin to mix up a memorable experience.

      Noble Experiment

      This speakeasy destination in the Gaslamp District keeps things hushed, hidden in the back of Neighborhood restaurant. The detail-oriented drinks are sure to impress as talented bartenders show off their skills of the trade.

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        The Ultimate Guide to Los Angeles

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        Ultimate Guide to Los Angeles

        Los Angeles is known worldwide as a glamorous creative hub filled with unlimited ways to eat, drink and be merry. From Santa Monica to Downtown LA, you’ll find a city full of people indulging in the good life underneath the Southern California sun. Celebrity chefs, top performing artists and unparalleled nightlife locales are all a part of the city’s one-of-a-kind landscape.  If you’re looking to experience the best destinations to see and be seen, embrace LA’s trendy culture with these selections for the ultimate guide to Los Angeles.




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        Business Hotels

        You’ll find plenty of hotels in the ultimate guide to Los Angeles that will provide everything you need for a relaxing stay. If the focus of your trip is strictly business, places like the modern, elegant Kimpton La Peer Hotel will meet your needs with its ideal West Hollywood location bordering Beverly Hills. The 1 Hotel West Hollywood sits in a prime location on Sunset Strip, offering a scenic domain to retreat to after a day of meetings. In Downtown LA, consider the Italy-inspired Nomad Hotel, boasting sleek furnishings and sits just minutes from the popular LA Live entertainment complex.




        Lifestyle Hotels

        For the pleasure-seekers of the world traveling to Los Angeles to soak up the city’s lively atmosphere, consider choosing a hotel like The Mondrian that places you right in the center of the action. Relish in the unparalleled views from their Skybar pool deck, or head to one of the many nightlife venues in the area nearby. You’ll also be walking distance to the action when you stay at the chic Dream Hotel, positioned right next door to some of the hottest nightlife spots in Hollywood. The artsy Freehand Hotel in Downtown LA is also in a great area for a night on the town, with their rooftop bar Broken Shaker being the perfect place to start your evening.




        Restaurants for Meetings

        Food lovers are sure to enjoy their time in Los Angeles with the spectrum of restaurants available for you to taste your way through the city. Those in town for business may be in need of a dining location that can also act as a professional setting. You can’t go wrong with Nobu Los Angeles or Malibu for Japanese cuisine in a trendy setting. Craig’s in West Hollywood is known for its celebrity sightings, but also acts as a refined place for conversation with colleagues. Gracias Madre’s light and airy environment also makes for a great place to meet as you enjoy their delicious menu of plant-based, Mexican fare.

        Restaurants for Fun

        Los Angeles may not be the city that never sleeps, but it sure knows how to party even when it comes to dining. If you’re preparing to head out for a night of fun, you may want to make a reservation for Hollywood’s Beauty & Essex—a stylish fine dining locale with an upscale pawn shop speakeasy entrance. You also can’t go wrong starting your night with bites at Harriet’s Rooftop in West Hollywood, located at the top of 1 Hotel. The view of LA’s skyline acts as the perfect backdrop for toasting glasses to a night on the town. Toca Madera is also a go-to hot spot with Mexican eats and an upbeat lounge vibe that will have you kicking your evening off right.

        Restaurants for Brunch

        Locals consider brunch a necessity in Los Angeles, with restaurants just as busy during daylight hours as they are for the dinner rush. Take advantage of the beautiful weather with brunch at EP & LP, a West Hollywood restaurant offering up bottomless mimosas along with a rooftop bar where you can continue your Sunday fun-day with a perfect view of the Hollywood Hills. For a sophisticated hot spot, Republique in Mid City serves up French-inspired dishes to start your day with a bevy of delicious flavors.  Santa Monica’s Elephante is also a quality selection for a weekend brunch, with a simplistic, beachy atmosphere overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Locals are also a fan of brunch at Sqirl in East Hollywood, a daytime-only destination with a variety of appetizing dishes in a cozy atmosphere.

        Best Dining Experiences

        Sometimes the best part of your dining experience is the experience itself, with ambiance and style adding elements of creativity to your meal. The Los Angeles outpost of Tao will have you in awe from the grand, layered seating style and larger-than-life Asian-inspired artwork. You’re sure to also have a magical experience at The Bazaar, a West Hollywood classic created by Nobel Prize nominee Chef Jose Andres, where innovative dishes and whimsical cocktails continue to bring guests back for more. See the city from great heights when you book a reservation at 71Above, the Downtown LA restaurant that offers up an unparalleled dinner view from the 71st floor.

        Best Cocktail Bars

        With Los Angeles being the entertainment capital of the world, the city’s bars take hints from the entertainment industry with impressive venues that ushering you into a new world of wines and spirits. If you’re looking for the best cocktails in the city, look no further than Melrose Umbrella Company—a neighborhood drinkery known for its warm hospitality and palate-pleasing mixtures. You’ll also get the best of the best at Everson Royce Bar, a cool venue with an inviting outdoor patio along with a “Big Book of Spirits” filled with an endless selection of booze. You can also head to Koreatown to duck into The Walker Inn, an award-winning hidden bar within The Normandie Club that serves handcrafted cocktails to sip and savor.

        Best Date Night Bars

        If you’re visiting the city hand-in-hand with a loved one, certain bars will be better than others in making the most of your intimate night on the town. Start your night at Bibo Ergo Sum in Beverly Hills to clink glasses in the stylish, art deco space. You’ll be able to cozy up for drinks at The Nice Guy in West Hollywood with vintage décor and dim lighting to set the mood. Employees Only is another great option for having a great conversation while enjoying a laid back crowd and late night DJ.

        Hottest Bars

        You may be coming to Los Angeles searching for the hottest bars to mix and mingle with beautiful crowds. If meeting new people and dancing the night away is your goal, Good Times at Davey Wayne’s is a go-to for locals in looking for a lively night. The 1970s-themed bar is a known favorite with an old school playlist and living room feel complete with a backyard-style patio. You can also head to the Eastside for dancing at Tenants of the Trees, a Silver Lake destination with an indoor-outdoor setting and multiple DJs playing something for everyone. One of Hollywood’s most theatrical bars, No Vacancy, will also entertain you from start to finish with its speakeasy entrance and burlesque performances throughout the night.

        Best Bar Experience

        Aside from dancing and great drinks, sometimes the atmosphere of the bar itself is enough to keep patrons coming back for more. The Bungalow in Santa Monica has proved itself to be a staple in the city with an indoor-outdoor location allowing you to watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. Hollywood’s rooftop bar Mama Shelter is also a great sunset destination, with vibrant furnishings complementing the Southern California sunshine. You’ll also have a one-of-a-kind experience at East Hollywood’s La Descarga, a Havana-themed lounge filled with salsa dancing, live music and a smokey cigar room out back.

         

        Nightlife Experiences

        LA is known for its exclusive nightlife venues that draw in some of the world’s biggest performing artists to take the stage in energetic, glamorous settings. If you’re looking for a club with a great dance floor, head to West Hollywood to visit Nightingale, a venue filled with neon lights and modern décor. The nearby Doheny Room is also a prime location for dancing as their upstairs lounge fills with partygoers and a live DJ in the old-Hollywood inspired hotspot. 1OAK is also an exclusive spot for revelry with space to dance along with impressive performances from hip hop’s finest.

        Best For Bottle Service

        If you’d rather go out with a group for bottle service, head to Warwick in Hollywood, known for its rotating theme of extravagant furnishings and also its celebrity clientele. Bootsy Bellows also has a reputation for a star-studded guest list with live performances in a chic, Palm Springs-inspired setting. Another worthy venue for bottle service is Poppy, the whimsical garden space with a built in lounge to give you the best of both worlds. Avenue’s Los Angeles outpost mixes a garden lounge with a spacious interior fit for partying in the heart Hollywood.

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          Things to Do During A Night Out in Hollywood

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          Experience the Magic of Tinseltown

          Hollywood is one of the world’s most recognizable neighborhoods with a history in entertainment reaching back more than 100 years. The iconic Hollywood sign creates an unforgettable view as travelers from around the globe visit to experience the enchanting city during their time in Los Angeles. From delicious fine dining dinners to trendy nightlife venues, spend an exciting, memorable night taking in the world-renowned magic of Tinseltown.




          Book Your Stay

          To get the full Hollywood experience, there are a number of luxury hotels in the neighborhood offering elevated service and pristine rooms along with amenities to make you feel right at home. Book a stay in the center of the action at The Dream Hotel. This domain will place you in the lap of luxury in the heart of Hollywood’s lively nightlife scene. You can also relish in a trendy atmosphere at The W Hollywood. With a prime location on Hollywood Boulevard, you’ll be able to experience the city’s excitement along with in-house amenities like a stylish rooftop pool and multiple restaurants. Plan your stay at The Kimpton Everly Hotel to experience a bright and airy setting with each room boasting a stunning view from the Hollywood Hills to the Downtown LA skyline. If you’re looking for a more private experience, consider a luxury villa rental that can offer a full, luxurious space to call your own while you explore Los Angeles.




          Wine & Dine

          After checking into your hotel and preparing for a night out, experience a delectable dinner at one of Hollywood’s many fine dining establishments. A local favorite, Katsuya is known for its fresh sushi and Japanese dishes served in a modern setting of eye-catching design. Beauty & Essex is also a lavish hotspot with a speakeasy-style entrance through a pawn shop and a menu of enticing, American cuisine. Nearby, you can also visit TAO, a monolithic, multi-story space known for its celebrity clientele and signature Asian decor. If modern Mediterranean dining sounds intriguing, look no further than Cleo–the Hollywood & Vine-located restaurant with contemporary small plates perfect for kicking your night off right. You can also head into the Hills to dine at Yamashiro, a restaurant known for its beautiful, Japanese garden landscape and scenic view.




          Plan Your Entertainment

          While walking down the Walk of Fame may be one of Hollywood’s most famous activities, there are a number of ways to enjoy a Hollywood evening with performances of all kinds happening each day. The Pantages Theater is known for hosting phenomenal Broadway plays in a historical setting on Hollywood Boulevard. Shows like Wicked, The Lion King, Hamilton and hundreds more have drawn in audiences for a night of entertainment. Nearby, the Hollywood Palladium is another of the city’s landmarks that brings live music acts to the stage all year round. Elevate your experience with premium seating to upgrade your night with a private table and bottle service along with a perfect view of the action. For a more intimate experience, book a reservation at Black Rabbit Rose–a lounge and theater with magic shows and live jazz in vintage-inspired surroundings.

          Grab a Cocktail

          After taking in a show, a night cap at one of the neighborhood’s coolest bars will help keep the energy alive during a bustling Hollywood night. Head to Hollywood Boulevard tiki bar Lono for a festive, tropical drink inside the expansive venue. Get into a musical mood at Sunset & Vinyl, a cozy speakeasy with a vintage feel located above Hollywood & Vine’s 800 Degrees Pizza restaurant. Rise to the rooftop of Mama Shelter to sip drinks in the vibrant space with a stunning view of Hollywood. You can also toast glasses at The Tropicana, located poolside in the illustrious Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. If a bar with a dancefloor is more your style, No Vacancy is the place to be with an unforgettable speakeasy entrance leading to a renovated, prohibition-era house that’s fit for a good time.

          Elevate Your Night

          It won’t be a trip to Hollywood without ending your night partying it up at the city’s most trendy and exclusive nightclubs. You’ll get an extravagant experience at Warwick, a hotspot with lavish decor and a guestlist of lively partygoers. Avenue LA also boasts an exciting crowd of stylish patrons, with a beautiful garden atrium and plush interior furnishings to set the mood. Across from Avenue you’ll find The Highlight Room at the top of the Dream Hotel. This mostly outdoor space has plenty of room for mixing and mingling with bottle service cabanas giving you a dedicated place to party with your group. You can also take in the Hollywood ambiance at Derriere, a buzzed about spot for live DJ and artist performances among a sleek, classic design.

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            Live the Party Lifestyle at Ibiza’s Hottest Destinations

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            Hottest Destinations in Ibiza

            There’s never a dull moment on the island of Ibiza, known all over the world for its unparalleled culture of celebration. The never-ending nightlife scene of Ibiza’s hottest destinations draws visitors all year long, ensuring quality hotel and dining experiences to match the festivities. Some of the hottest spots in Ibiza leave infinite opportunities for luxurious fun in the sun.




            Stay

            Many visitors of Ibiza set out to spend their leisure hours indulging in the extravagant party scene that upholds the island’s unshakable reputation. But what if the party began the second you checked into the hotel? At the Ushuaia Beach Hotel the celebration comes to you, with a brand that incorporates a trendy type of luxury that gives every guest a front row seat to the magic.

            The Tower at the Ushuaia Beach Hotel is an eight-story collection of lavish suites where guests can enjoy views overlooking the Mediterranean coastline. With plenty of amenities at their fingertips, a typical day might involve a relaxing massage, fine dining at the Oyster and Caviar Bar, and a night swim at The Tower Pool. Guests can choose when they’d like to join the party at the neighboring complex, The Club.

            Unlike many hotel-nightclub relationships, booking a stay at The Ushuaia Club is just as good as buying a ticket to the show. Over 230 rooms and suites are arranged surrounding the pool and stage area, allowing guests a comfortable and personal way to enjoy the nightlife celebration. Partying ‘til dawn becomes an all out lifestyle as the nightclub experience dives right into the room, allowing guests the freedom to dance on their terrace while absorbing the pulsating sounds of the world class DJ below.




            Dance

            Aside from stylish hotel suites and amenities, this locale also boasts a solid stream of the hottest performers from across the globe. The Ushuaia Club is the host to an event lineup under the name of Ushuaia Ibiza, featuring the likes of DJs such as David Guetta, Steve Aoki, and Avicii.

            This summer, Norwegian DJ Kygo has been headlining a three-day residency at the lively open-air venue. His dedicated international fanbase has contributed to his 300 million Soundcloud and Youtube views, ensuring a successful set of appearances at The Club. Show-goers will be able to finish off their summer with a bang at his final Ushuaia Ibiza performance on August 25th.




            Dine

            With a schedule of night-after-night partying, it’s always important to take a moment to recharge with a delicious meal. At the Sir Rocco Beach Club, guests can dine to a soundtrack of the ocean waves while enjoying homemade breads and pastas, fresh seafood, and natural juice cocktails. The Italian and Mediterranean cuisine is complemented by thoughtful, modern décor to create the perfect environment. A panoramic backdrop of the shore allows guests to relax and truly satisfy their cravings after a long night of entertainment.

            The island of Ibiza is home to some of the best celebrations in the world, and those visiting have the opportunity to plunge head first into the party lifestyle. Beach leisure and blowout festivities come together to make your next tropical vacation limitless at Ibiza’s trendiest destinations.

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              Prepare to Book Your Stay at the Newest Hotel Openings in LA

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              Newest Hotel Openings in LA

              Los Angeles is a city where new and exciting projects are always just around the corner. A boom of new hotels hitting the scene in recent years has created a number of destinations for visitors looking to have a luxury LA experience. The best is yet to come at the newest hotel openings in LA with even more elegant and trendy properties preparing to open their doors to the City of Angels.




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              West Hollywood EDITION

              One of the newest hotel openings in LA is the EDITION hotel, sitting on Sunset Boulevard where West Hollywood and Beverly Hills collide. The luxury rooms, signature restaurant, lounge, spa, nightclub and rooftop pool leave all of their guests’ needs covered for a stay that gives the full LA experience. The 190 guestrooms and 20 luxury residences will be filled with those ready to take on a vacation to remember.




              Thompson Hollywood

              With its first foray into California hospitality, the Thompson will plant its roots in Hollywood in 2020 with a luxury experience focused on design and amenities. The bustling location will create an energetic environment with a penthouse lounge, rooftop bar and pool deck that will attract LA’s finest to lounge and mingle. With 200 rooms, the property will redefine the boutique hotel experience including sophisticated restaurant and nightlife outlets to match the dazzling Hollywood locale.




              Soho Warehouse Downtown

              The London-based Soho House members club opened their third LA outpost in September 2019, joining the West Hollywood and Malibu locations. The luxury club and hotel took over a 100-year old building in the Downtown LA Arts District, revamping the space to include 48 rooms, three restaurants, six bars and a rooftop pool. Unlike its other Los Angeles properties, Soho Warehouse Downtown allows for booking from members and their guests to enjoy the exclusive, artistic space.

              Fairmont Century Plaza

              This new 2020 addition to Century City, taking over the former Century Plaza Hotel, aims to create a walkable destination where guests will have everything they need within reach. The 394 rooms and 63 condos in the restored main building, along with 290 luxury residences spread across two new towers, will provide luxury living for locals and travelers alike. With retail spaces, restaurants, art installations and a rooftop swimming pool and bar, the Fairmont Century Plaza has plans to bring forth a whole new habitat to the area as a “city within a city.”

              Downtown LA Proper Hotel

              A revitalization of a historical Downtown building constructed in 1924, the new Downtown LA Proper Hotel will boast 148 rooms in its prime location situated just a few blocks from the Staples Center. Two restaurants run by James Beard-award winning chefs and a rooftop pool with a view of the skyline will begin to draw in guests to the 13-story property in early 2020. The expansive meeting spaces, historic banquet room and screening room will satisfy guests as they get the true Downtown LA experience.

              The Pendry West Hollywood

              Centering itself in the heart of West Hollywood, the Pendry aims to provide luxury and innovation to its guests along with an attention to detail. The 149 guest rooms will be joined by 40 residences that will all receive top of the line care with access to the diversity of amenities. A bowling alley, spa and fitness center are just a few of the exciting outlets framing the new space as a go-to in the city.

              Tommie Hotel Hollywood

              This hotel will be the first in the world for the Thompson Hotels brand, bringing the Tommie to the heart of Hollywood. With 212 rooms and a customizable experience, the space plans to cater to LA’s artistic and entrepreneurial community. The rooftop terrace will be sure to draw in guests to catch a view of the city with nightlife outlets keeping up a fun, youthful vibe.

              The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood

              Right off the iconic Sunset Strip, The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood is expected to bring old Hollywood glitz and glamour with 220 stylishly-designed rooms throughout its seven stories. The rooftop will boast one of the largest swimming pools in the city along with four bars spread throughout the property, and a casual, steak-focused restaurant About Last Knife. Event spaces and a projection wall in the courtyard are just a few draws to attract contemporary professionals to the luxury, boutique hotel.

              citizenM Los Angeles Downtown & Hollywood

              The dutch hotel brand citizenM is projected to open two locations in 2020 bringing their style of approachable luxury to the West Coast. The 11-story Downtown Los Angeles location will have 315 rooms where guests will be within walking distance of the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Right along the iconic Walk of Fame, the Hollywood property will be situated next to the Capitol Records building with 216 rooms throughout 14-stories.

              The Hoxton Hotel

              Downtown Los Angeles has a new, stylish hotel with the October 2019 opening of The Hoxton in a historic, 10-story Broadway building. The classic yet modern design of marble, copper and brass mixes with LA’s trendy culture. The building houses restaurants Sibling Rival and Pilot, along with a rooftop pool—the first for the London-based brand’s collection of properties.

              1 Hotel West Hollywood

              Sunset Strip gained an attractive destination after the opening of 1 Hotel West Hollywood in 2019, situated at the base of the famed Hollywood Hills. The brand has established nationwide influence in expanding to its first location on the West Coast, featuring eco-friendly and energy-efficient details in a contemporary building. The 285 thoughtfully-designed rooms along with trendy, rooftop lounge Harriets all draw in guests who appreciate a good time and a breathtaking, scenic view of Los Angeles.

              Palihotel Culver City

              Palisociety, the boutique hotel group with locations in Santa Monica, West Hollywood and Westwood Village, added to their collection with the January 2019 opening of Palihotel Culver City. The restored, 1920s building now houses 49 rooms and suites with inviting, art deco furnishings to uniteParisian influences with a contemporary, LA style. Their French restaurant Simonette also acts as a draw with an indoor-outdoor space featuring a private courtyard.

              Park Hyatt Los Angeles at Oceanwide Plaza

              Coming to Downtown Los Angeles in 2021, the sophisticated design of this lavish hotel in Los Angeles will lure you in to experience an elegant stay near the STAPLES Center and LA Live. With 184 rooms and suites, guests will have plenty of activities to do situated next to the adjoining retail center to be named The Collection at Oceanwide Plaza. The experience-driven accommodations will offer a personalized stay for guests who will enjoy world-class amenities and luxury service under the Park Hyatt name.

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                The Top 10 Best Hotel Bars in San Francisco

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                Best Hotel Bars in San Francisco

                With new hotels opening left and right to accommodate San Francisco’s boom of business and vacation travelers, hotel bars are more popular than ever with excellent bar programs and luxurious spaces drawing in hotel guests and locals alike. Stop into these hotel bars in San Francisco to taste thoughtful, craft concoctions in a well-designed setting.




                Charmaines – Proper Hotel

                A local favorite, the sophisticated feel of Charmaine’s draws in guests searching for a place to enjoy the night surrounding fire pits to keep warm. The indoor-outdoor venue sits at the top of the Proper Hotel overlooking Market Street and providing a quality view. Appetizers and deserts complement the menu of tasty cocktails from the quality bar program, creating lines down the street to enter the elegant, hotel bar venue.




                Benjamin Cooper – Hotel G

                This hidden hotel bar behind an inconspicuous door in Hotel G is staffed with talented bartenders who can create customized cocktails to please any palate. The Union Square den boasts a rotating drink menu along with a wine selection and fresh oysters to boot.




                The Bar – Hotel Kabuki

                This San Francisco hotel bar offers the best of Japanese cocktail culture with tea cocktails to sip while overlooking the hotel’s courtyard garden. The inviting lounge seating creates the perfect place to try out the variety of Japanese whiskies on the menu along with delicious highballs in the heart of Japantown.

                Everdene – Virgin Hotels SF

                One of the most recent additions to San Francisco’s hotel scene is Virgin Hotels SF, home to the trendy indoor-outdoor hotel bar Everdene. Views of the skyline attract a stylish crowd to mix and mingle in the garden-esque space. The long wait is worth it with thoughtful cocktails and bites from the hotel’s restaurant served up to guests admiring the unparalleled view.

                Ayala – Hotel G

                While Ayala is known for its restaurant menu, the bar program from James Beard-award nominee Julian Cox makes this hotel bar a favorite for industry patrons and locals alike. Located at Union Square’s Hotel G, Ayala’s cocktail menu of fresh and colorful drinks complements the seafood dining menu along with catering to hotel guest favorites.

                Chambers Eat + Drinks – Phoenix Hotel

                The indoor-outdoor hotel bar at Phoenix Hotel is made for partying with a rock-and-roll atmosphere pairing with a poolside locale. Dedicated bar and lounge spaces that filter into the outdoor setting make for plenty of room to relax and enjoy simple, creative cocktails. Summertime draws a pool party crowd to this inviting space in the Tenderloin.

                The View – Marriott Marquis

                This San Francisco hotel bar is named “The View” for good reason–the breathtaking view from the 39th floor of the Marriott Marquis is an unparalleled experience. Take the elevator all the way up right before sunset to witness a beautiful show with floor-to-ceiling glass. Snag a window seat and watch the sky change at this Instagram-worthy lounge.

                Gibson – Hotel Bijou

                If you’re looking to mix and mingle with San Francisco locals, Gibson is a hotel bar known for its elegant atmosphere and sophisticated feel in the bustling Tenderloin neighborhood. A cocktail menu made up of inventive, classic flavors brings guests in to enjoy the art deco furnishings of painted ceilings and mirrored accents. The Gibson drink is of course their speciality, with varieties of the recipe available to satisfy any taste.

                Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar – Fairmont Hotel

                The Fairmont Hotel in Nob Hill is home to the Tonga Room & Hurricane bar, a San Francisco favorite with a theatrical tiki setting designed by an MGM set designer in 1945. The preserved space takes on a nautical, Polynesian-inspired theme complete with bi-hourly thunderstorms of rain falling into the pool below. Live bands play afloat the water while crowd-pleasing tiki drinks promote a good time on the dance floor.

                Top of The Mark – Intercontinental Mark Hopkins

                This San Francisco hotel bar is easy to find as the location is in the name, featuring a panoramic view at the top of the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins hotel. Guests drop in for a dance floor and live music in an inviting atmosphere with a classic Martini menu to keep the buzz going strong.

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                  A Weekend of Revelry at Art Basel Miami Beach

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                  Art Basel Miami Beach

                  It’s time again for Art Basel in Miami Beach, an annual exhibition featuring modern and contemporary artwork from around the globe. Complementing the Art Basel fairs in Basel and Hong Kong, the Miami shows this December will include more than 250 gallery participants, each contributing their greatest paintings, sculptures, photographs and more. This leg of the fair draws crowds of more than 70,000 visitors from all over the world, each ready to experience the art world and all that Miami Beach has to offer.




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                  Shows

                  This year Art Basel will be featuring over 4,000 artists, each of whom contributes something different to the international collection.  The fair is set up in sectors that place similar works in categories such as editions, group exhibitions, thematic exhibits, film, and solo showcases. No matter the medium, there is a multitude of ways for visitors to enjoy the range of works on display. The schedule also includes a number of talks and panels as a platform for notable figures in the art world to discuss their knowledge with audiences. For guests who seek out the expertise of a guide, tours are also available to give context and provide deeper analyzation into the featured works. Even children have a space to call their own, with the Miami Children’s Museum providing crafts and activities for kids while parents visit the shows.




                  Food & Drink

                  With Art Basel being the central event, Miami Art Week draws in plenty of visitors to wine and dine their way through the city. Pop-up bars and menu collaborations are popular attractions as restaurants and brands seek to impress guests of the exhibition. Normally known as the bar Bitter Truth, the Basel House pop-up will feature live hip hop, art, and cocktails. The new NYC cocktail bar Employees Only will host a pop-up at the Washington Park Hotel with curated cocktails, a DJ, and a fortuneteller to top it off. A “sneak eat” of NYC favorite Luke’s Lobster will be at Wynwood Arcade for those looking to get a preview of the new location opening in Miami’s Brickell City Centre.




                  Parties

                  A world of travelers will be flocking to Miami to experience the art scene, but the city is prepared to party with both invite-only and public events for visitors to enjoy. 1OAK, known for its locations in NYC, Vegas, and LA, has in recent years taken over Miami’s Rockwell to bring in Art Basel guests. They’ll be joining together once again December 5th-7th with a lineup soon to be announced. David Lynch’s Parisian pop-up club Silencio is likely to return for their sixth anniversary with past performances from rapper A$AP Rocky, artist Michele Lamy, and composer Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe. LIV at Fontainebleau is known to host show stopping parties and will be the site of an impressive line up this year with Kendall Jenner DJing on 12/4, Bad Bunny on 12/5, Lil’ Wayne on 12/6, Alesso on 12/7 and DJ Khaled celebrating his birthday at the venue on 12/8. Story nightclub will also be drawing a crowd with a performance from Deadmau5 on Friday, 12/6.

                  Those with Art Basel on their calendar are in for a weekend full of fun thanks to the number of attractions keeping visitors occupied during their stay in Miami Beach. 

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                    10 of the Best Bar Programs in Los Angeles

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                    Best Programs in Los Angeles

                    Los Angeles is known for its innovative bar scene thanks to the many talented bartenders who are experts at creating unique concoctions with their own personal spin. Some of the best in the business work their magic at many of LA’s favorite bars leaving guests with plenty of new and exciting flavors to sip. Visit these hot spots and you’ll be in for a treat as you get to experience some of the best bar programs in Los Angeles.




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                    Harvard & Stone

                    Harvard & Stone has established itself as an industry favorite through continuously staying ahead of the game with a daily evolving R&D menu. Guest bartenders visiting from across the country often stop in for a shift to show their stuff at the vintage-inspired East Hollywood hot spot.




                    Melrose Umbrella Co.

                    This West Hollywood staple has made a name for itself through offering up quality cocktails in the prohibition-style space. A go-to neighborhood spot for locals and industry folk, Melrose Umbrella Co. delivers unique drinks made by some of the best bartenders in the city.




                    The Varnish

                    Hidden in a renovated storage room at the back of historical Downtown eatery Cole’s, The Varnish is a speakeasy worth visiting. The dimly lit private space is home to a classic menu of carefully crafted cocktails that have made the award-winning bar program one to remember.

                    A.O.C.

                    A refreshing night out can be spent at Beverly Grove’s favorite wine bar, A.O.C. The James Beard award-winning owners boast a wine program that pairs delicious bottles with seasonal small plates. The welcoming patio space makes for a great destination for lunch or dinner when you’re on the hunt for an indulgent glass of wine.

                    The NoMad Hotel

                    This notable brand expanded to Los Angeles’ Downtown neighborhood taking its highly-regarded cocktail reputation with it. Within the hotel’s Gianni Bar, guests are able to taste signature drinks and classic cocktails crafted by an award-winning team.

                    The Walker Inn

                    Make a reservation at The Walker Inn for a private experience tucked away inside of The Normandie Club in Koreatown. The attention to detail is easy to see with their well thought out drinks and an air of mystique that will keep you coming back to the chic hideaway.

                    Employees Only

                    The Los Angeles version of its world-famous NYC counterpart, Employees Only has established itself as a West Hollywood power player through using local ingredients to set off the flavors of your favorite liquors. Duck into their hidden back room, Henry’s Room, and order the bartender’s choice for a more elegant and intimate experience.

                    Everson Royce Bar

                    This Downtown Arts District locale unites a ‘mix and mingle’ atmosphere with an innovative cocktail program, resulting in a go-to neighborhood favorite that anyone can enjoy. Not only do the drinks impress, but the dining menu is known for its mouth-watering take on thoughtful bar food.

                    Big Bar

                    One of the best neighborhood bars in the city, Los Feliz’ Big Bar inside of Alcove Café & Bakery is known for inventive cocktails with an attention to detail. Holidays and events are a big draw for guests as Big Bar’s affinity for custom made menus keeps things fresh for regulars.

                    The Spare Room

                    This one-of-a-kind haunt on the mezzanine level of the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is known not only for its charming vintage bowling alley, but also the menu of classic cocktails. The inviting drinks are great for big groups ready to show off their bowling skills in the renowned hot spot.

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