Millennium Biltmore Voted 'Best Hotel' In Downtown Los Angeles

LA Downtown News Readers Also Give Biltmore ‘Most Romantic Hotel’ Billing

The Millennium Biltmore is the “Best Hotel” in downtown Los Angeles. That is the opinion of the readers of LA Downtown News who not only gave the property top overall billing, but once again, for the second year in a row, ranked the Biltmore the “Most Romantic Hotel.”

Against some very strong competition, the hotel was also named runner-up for “Best Wedding Spot” and “Best Hotel Bar.”

Since 1972,  LA Downtown News has served some 150,000 readers who not only know their home town but play a dramatic role is shaping public opinion about what is best in downtown Los Angeles. The latest awards are featured in the July 18 issue of the weekly newspaper.

For those who have yet to sample the pleasures of being a leisure, corporate or meeting guest at the Millennium Biltmore, the hotel offers many special ways to do so, including a “Bob Marley Summer” package featuring the Grammy Museum’s new Bob Marley exhibit, and a Cirque du Soleil package that includes special pricing on performances at the Kodak Theatre as well as other perks and amenities.

And, for those who would like to experience the romance of the Millennium Biltmore, the “Vintage Romance” package includes luxurious accommodations, a bottle of Champagne, full breakfast buffet for two, and a rich, signature Biltmore dessert served in the room.

A downtown landmark since its completion in 1923 and the “star” of numerous movies and TV shows filmed at the property, the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, has long been the “host of the coast” for high society, celebrities and conventioneers from around the globe.  Some of the famous films shot in the hotel include: Wedding Crashers, Dreamgirls, Spiderman, Ghostbusters, Chinatown, Bugsy, The Bodyguard, Beverly Hills Cop and Independence Day.

Known for its Spanish-Italian Renaissance-style architecture and spectacular ballrooms, the stately 683-room property includes 27 one-bedroom suites and 28 Executive Suites. There is a Club Level on two floors and a Club Lounge featuring concierge service, breakfast and afternoon hors d’oeuvres and beverages. The hotel also features an Art Deco-inspired fitness center and beautiful  indoor swimming pool, two lounges and in room dining.

Dining and entertaining at the Biltmore is always an event -from fresh Italian and Continental fare at Smeraldi’s and traditional afternoon tea in the famed Rendezvous Court, to fresh sushi and creative Pan-Asian cuisine at Sai Sai.  Considered one of downtown's best nighttime spots, the Gallery Bar is known for its signature martinis, vintage cognacs and select wine list, and enormously popular for weekly jazz on Friday and Saturday nights.

The Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, is a Historical Cultural Landmark designated by the City of Los Angeles. The hotel showcases numerous fine works of art, including a ceiling masterpiece in the Crystal Ballroom painted by Giovanni Smeraldi of Vatican fame.  Located just 20 minutes from LAX and Burbank airports, the property is conveniently located in the heart of Los Angeles amid the city’s business, financial and cultural centers, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

About Millennium Hotels and Resorts

Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR), established in the United States in 2000, is the North American arm of London-based Millennium and Copthorne Hotels plc (MLC). The MHR portfolio includes 14 hotels in the U.S. including: Millennium Broadway Hotel, New York City; Millennium UN Plaza Hotel, New York City; Millennium Airport Hotel, Buffalo, New York; Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles; Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, Chicago; Millennium Bostonian Hotel, Boston; Millennium Hotel, Minneapolis; Millennium Hotel, St. Louis; Millennium Hotel, Cincinnati; Millennium Harvest House, Boulder; Millennium Hotel, Durham; Millennium Alaskan Hotel, Anchorage; Millennium Resort, Scottsdale, McCormick Ranch; and the Millennium Maxwell House, Nashville. For further information on Millennium Hotels and Resorts, call 866-866-8086 or visit www.millenniumhotels.com.