Category Archives: Hollywood

Planning your day in L.A.

You could visit Los Angeles hundreds of times and never have the same experience twice. The sights and sounds of the city are always changing, yet retain that high-energy bustle visitors have come to know and love… Continue reading Planning your day in L.A.

Magellan Events Listing: A Thousand Whales & A Hundred Stars

Visiting a Magellan partner hotel and looking for something interesting to do? Here is a select listing of events taking place across our cities.

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Last Minute Gifts: Magellan Luxury Hotels E-Gift Cards

Magellan Luxury Hotels E-Gift Cards

With just a few days until Christmas, you may have a few more gifts to buy for people on your list. And isn’t the gift of luxury travel one of the finest presents you can offer? Continue reading Last Minute Gifts: Magellan Luxury Hotels E-Gift Cards

Borrowed Bling: Fine Jewelry for Rent

We rent cars, tools, technology, tuxedos and holiday houses. So why wouldn’t we rent luxe gowns and fine jewelry for those days we want to be our best and brightest? Continue reading Borrowed Bling: Fine Jewelry for Rent

Vintage Clothing: New York vs. Los Angeles

I have a confession to make: I am not a big fan of shopping in general, but I love collecting (and wearing) vintage clothing. Where I find the usual mall experience draining, I find the search for vintage clothing invigorating, a thrilling adventure of never knowing what I’m going to find when, where and for how much. Continue reading Vintage Clothing: New York vs. Los Angeles

Taking it off: The Best of Burlesque

So, I could tell you all about how the roots of burlesque derive from literary, dramatic or musical work that caricatures its serious counterparts. Or how the Minsky brothers brought burlesque to New York in 1908 then moved it to Las Vegas in the 50’s. I can spout figures on speakeasies, discuss laws governing public nudity and tell tales of past shenanigans. But we all know that a picture’s worth a thousand words, right? So how’s about a little less chatter and a few more videos instead? Continue reading Taking it off: The Best of Burlesque

Open Air Cinema: Movies by Moonlight

As they say, it’s all about location, location, location. To catch the latest blockbuster movie releases, duck into the darkness of your local multiplex. But if you like your movies in a scenic venue with a side of sociability, it’s time to spend your spring and summer nights under the stars catching some classic cinema. Continue reading Open Air Cinema: Movies by Moonlight

Drive the Dream in Santa Monica

Southern California is the epicentre of American car culture and provides some of the most spectacular and well-known driving routes in the U.S. Bring your own vehicle or rent an exotic or a Harley and take advantage of the exceptional weather. Santa Monica is the perfect place to start. Continue reading Drive the Dream in Santa Monica

We All Dream in Gold – The 88th Academy Awards

Now that the dry run – the Golden Globe Awards – is done, it’s time to prep for the real thing: the presentation of the Academy Awards on Sunday, February 28th at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Actor Chris Rock returns as host after an eleven year absence.

Hollywood awards ceremonies are always plenty of fun — the fashion parade, the monologues, the big wins, the stunning upsets, and the potential for personal disasters. Think: tripping, clothing malfunctions, being struck dumb, and, on the flip side, actors saying something really inappropriate that will make headlines for weeks.

It’s glamorous, it’s sexy and it’s fun. Who wouldn’t give their eye teeth to be there? To get a selfie with the stars? Take that friends on Instagram!

Nominations for the awards are out so here’s who you can expect to see in the spotlight:

Best Picture:
The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max, The Martian, Revenant and Room will bring out heavy-hitters Brad Pitt, Steven Spielberg and Ridley Scott

Lead Actresses:
Cate Blanchett, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlotte Rampling and Saoirse Ronan

Lead Actors:
Brian Cranston, Matt Damon, Leonardo di Caprio, Michael Fassbender and Eddie Redmayne

Supporting Actresses:
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rooney Mara, Rachel McAdams, Kate Winslet, Alicia Viklander

Supporting Actors:
Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Mark Ruffalo, Mark Rylance, Sylvester Stallone

So maybe you won’t be in the Dolby Theatre to hang with the stars during the ceremony or wrangle an invitation to the Vanity Fair after party, but just being in and around Hollywood means soaking up the sunshine in the middle of winter and basking in the glow of the scene. Magellan Luxury Hotels offer great deals on four- or five-star hotel rooms in L.A. that put you close to the action, enjoying the same level of luxury as your favorite celebs. Let us know how we can help.

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Basking in the sun: L.A.’s best rooftop pools

When in Los Angeles, there’s nothing quite like soaking up the sun. And while there are any number of beaches to visit where one can do just that, there’s nothing quite like the seclusion and decadence of chilling at a rooftop pool as you absorb your vitamin D.

Some of the best rooftop pools in L.A. just so happen to be atop the area’s best hotels, and are often accessible only by guests at these luxurious four- and five-star hotels. (Hint: Magellan Luxury Hotels can help get you in.)

Here’s a trio of rooftop pools that will give you a unique, pampered perspective of L.A.

Altitude Pool – SLS Hotel Beverly Hills
Whether relaxing in your poolside cabana or your sumptuous daybed, the poolside service at SLS Beverly Hills Altitude Pool features signature cocktails as well as lighter fare from Chef José Andrés brings incredible flavors poolside at Altitude Pool. In warmer months a poolside DJ spins records in the afternoon/early evening, while at night the pool area transforms into one of Beverly Hills’ late-night hotspots.

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Rooftop pool – Mondrian Los Angeles
Whether you want to chill by the water, catch a few rays on one of the luxurious deck chairs, grab a bite to eat with a  stunning view of the city or enjoy a romantic moment, Mondrian Los Angeles’ pool area is the perfect spot for you. At night the Mondrian’s rooftop pool area is lit by hundreds of lanterns, making it an intimate oasis away from L.A.’s bright lights and hustle.

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WET – W Hollywood
It doesn’t matter whether you prefer to lounge on a deck chair near the pool or prefer the privacy of a luxury cabana – WET, W Hollywood’s rooftop pool – has got you covered. You’ll find plenty of fun around the pool, from Sunday yoga and spa treatments to live DJs to food service and much more.

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