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News, Los Angeles, Business, Hotels

Two Hotel Groups Sue L.A. In Federal Court Over Minimum Wage Hike For Workers

Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 9:08 am

Two hotel industry groups sued the city of Los Angeles in federal court today challenging the recent passage of a $15.37-per- hour minimum wage for workers at many hotels in the city.

The unique holiday program offers discounted hotel rates to Santa Monica residents through Jan. 23, 2015.

News, Santa Monica, Tourism, Hotels

Santa Monica Extra Bedroom Campaign Launches For Santa Monica Residents

Posted Nov. 22, 2014, 9:45 am

The Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau (SMCVB) has launched its Santa Monica Extra Bedroom campaign that's now available to Santa Monica residents through Jan. 23.

News, Hotels, Lax

Westin LAX Hotel Workers To Stage One-Day Strike Today

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:18 am

Workers at the Westin LAX Hotel plan to stage a one-day strike today to protest disciplinary measures taken against a housekeeper for failing to spot bedbugs in a room she was assigned to clear, a union official said.

News, Los Angeles, Business, Hotels

L.A. City Council Tentatively Boosts Minimum Wage To $15.37 At Big Hotels

Posted Sep. 25, 2014, 8:30 am

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday tentatively approved a $15.37-per-hour minimum wage for workers at large hotels in Los Angeles.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Hotels

L.A. City Council To Decide On Big Hotels Minimum Wage Increase Today

Posted Sep. 24, 2014, 8:59 am

The Los Angeles City Council is set to vote today on a plan to raise the minimum wage to $15.37 per hour for workers at big hotels in Los Angeles.

The newly redesigned Bungalow One at the Fairmont Miramar is a customized three-bedroom suite for those seeking a contemporary beachside oasis.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Hotels

Fairmont Miramar Unveils $1 Million Redesign Of Bungalow

Posted Jul. 9, 2014, 9:12 am

The Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica last month unveiled its million-dollar redesign of Bungalow One – a customized three-bedroom suite designed by L.A.-based interior designer Michael Berman.

Santa Monica has been labeled as "most expensive destination in California.''

News, Santa Monica, Tourism, Hotels

Survey: Santa Monica Is California's Most Expensive Destination

Posted Jun. 18, 2014, 9:14 am

When it comes to the cost of tourist lodging, Santa Monica is California's most expensive destination, according to a survey released on Tuesday.

A launch party was held May 29 for the Fairmont Miramar’s new Vilebrequin-themed amenities and activities for the summer.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Hotels

Fairmont Presents Beach Fun With Vilebrequin Partnership

Posted Jun. 9, 2014, 9:13 am

With the arrival of the perfect beach weather, guests at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows will experience a French twist on their classic Santa Monica summer.

The Festival of Brides Bridal Show will be held this Sunday, Feb. 23.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Hotels

What's Hot: Festival Of Brides Bridal Show In Santa Monica This Sunday

Posted Feb. 21, 2014, 9:07 am

Hotel Casa del Mar and Shutters on the Beach present the Festival of Brides Bridal Show at 11 am this Sunday.

Caesars Palace is located at the heart of the strip at 3570 S. Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas.

Travel, Santa Monica, Hotels

No Luxury Spared At Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Posted Feb. 6, 2014, 8:29 am

Caesars Palace spans 85 acres at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, offering a diverse range of entertainment, dining, and relaxation offerings. Here's a look at 10 ways to vacation like a rock star at this Sin City hot spot.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Hotels

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel Begins Offering Free Wi-Fi To Guests

Posted Jan. 26, 2014, 8:56 am

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel will now offer complimentary wireless internet access in every guest room.

“Insomnia” showcases critically acclaimed “modern conjurer” Derek Hughes in an evening of magic and comedy at Casa del Mar on select dates through April.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Comedy, Hotels

Casa Del Mar Debuts New Comedic Magic Show This Sunday

Posted Jan. 24, 2014, 9:18 am

Enjoy magic and need a few extra laughs in your life? Consider checking out a new comedic magic show called “Insomnia” that debuts this Sunday at Hotel Casa del Mar located on Santa Monica’s beachfront.

The MGM Grand’s “Wellness Wing.”

Health, Travel, Santa Monica, Hotels, Hot Flash

My Wellness Resolution Week 1: Las Vegas

Posted Jan. 16, 2014, 7:31 am

So I am sitting in my hotel room in Las Vegas. In the Wellness Wing of the MGM Grand. I did not specifically ask to stay in this wing. Didn’t even know they had it. The universe comes through for me – again!

Georgian Hotel owner Ted Broedlow; Carol Lemlein, Santa Monica Conservancy President; Kay Pattison, leader of the Santa Monica Conservancy’s Downtown Walking Tours; and Georgian Hotel General Manager Juan Viramontes.

News, Santa Monica, History, Non Profits, Hotels

The Georgian Hotel Raises $7,200 For The Santa Monica Conservancy

Posted Jan. 12, 2014, 9:37 am

The Georgian Hotel in Santa Monica partnered with the Santa Monica Conservancy in conjunction with their 80th Anniversary celebration in October 2013 to raise $7,200 to benefit the tremendous work done by the staff and volunteers of the Santa Monica-based organization.

News, Holiday, Santa Monica, Hotels

Santa Monica's "Extra Bedroom Program" On Offer Now Through Jan. 25

Posted Dec. 1, 2013, 9:14 am

Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau’s annual "Extra Bedroom Program" is being offered now through January 25, 2014.

A rendering of the Courtyard by Marriott hotel proposed for the corner of Colorado Avenue and 5th Street in downtown Santa Monica.

News, City Council, Downtown, Santa Monica, Hotels

Santa Monica City Council Green Lights Courtyard By Marriott & Hampton Inn

Posted Nov. 15, 2013, 9:04 am

Light rail stations and hotels are not an uncommon partnership. In neighboring Los Angeles, a few of Metro’s rail lines have stops adjacent to hotels such as The W in Hollywood and The Standard in downtown Los Angeles. In Santa Monica, two hotels will soon be located across from the Expo Line terminus as council members unanimously approved Tuesday the development of a Courtyard by Marriott and Hampton Inn by Hilton.

A rendering of 1554 5th Street (Courtyard by Marriott) and 501 Colorado Avenue (Hampton Inn). The City Council will decide the fate of these projects on Tuesday night.

News, City Council, Development, Santa Monica, Hotels

Marriott, Hilton Hotel Proposals Up For Santa Monica City Council Vote

Posted Nov. 11, 2013, 9:00 am

Hotels in Santa Monica are no strangers to news, what with the Fairmont Miramar planning expansion and the Loews Hotel currently serving as home to the American Film Market (AFM). Even hotels yet to be built, such as the proposed Hampton Inn and Suites (Hilton) and Courtyard by Marriott, have been featured on the pages of the local press.

Development, Opinion, Santa Monica, Hotels

Development, The Fairmont Miramar & The Huntley Hotel

Posted Nov. 5, 2013, 8:56 am

The Mirror would like to clarify details on the article published Oct. 18 “Poll Shows Residents Don’t Favor Dense, Tall Buildings” that contained a survey question relating to the Fairmont Miramar’s redevelopment project. The Mirror was unable to confirm who paid for the poll before time of press, but can now report that The Huntley Hotel contracted with Lake Research Partners to conduct a telephone poll of 404 Santa Monica voters between September 10 and 15.

The Bungalow at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel is temporarily closed for business.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Hotels

The Bungalow At The Fairmont Miramar Hotel Temporarily Closed

Posted Oct. 10, 2013, 8:17 am

The Bungalow lounge at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica temporarily closed Monday while its liquor license is updated. The hotel is taking the opportunity to conduct renovations during the short-term closure.

News, Downtown, Santa Monica, Hotels

Fairmont Miramar Volleys Back In Budding Legal Battle With The Huntley

Posted Jul. 26, 2013, 8:09 am

If “Mean Girls 3” were ever produced, the bickering back and forth between Santa Monica’s two largest hotels would be the ideal cast members. Less than one week after the Huntley Hotel’s lawyers issued a demand letter to the Fairmont Miramar, the legal team behind Ocean Avenue LLC (the group who owns the Miramar) responded with a five-page response.

The Huntley Hotel is locked in a battle with the Fairmont Miramar.

News, Santa Monica, Hotels

Huntley Hotel Serves Notice On Fairmont Miramar Regarding "Smear Campaign"

Posted Jul. 19, 2013, 8:24 am

If the Hatsfields and McCoys lived in Santa Monica in 2013, one family would be residing in the Fairmont Miramar while the other might take up residence in the Huntley Hotel. Since it announced plans to renovate and expand its resort campus, the Fairmont has been engaged in feud-like relations with its neighbor, The Huntley.

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel has partnered with L'Occitane where guests that stay in the hotel's suites will receive $175 in product.

News, Santa Monica, Hotels, Beauty

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel Partners With L’Occitane En Provence

Posted Jul. 13, 2013, 9:01 am

Guests who treat themselves to one of Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel’s four premier suites this summer will automatically receive lush amenities from L’Occitane en Provence.

News, Downtown, Santa Monica, Hotels

Miramar Flyer Raises A Stir

Posted Jun. 21, 2013, 9:28 am

The many hotels located in downtown Santa Monica are used to competing with each other every Friday afternoon. Tourists may come into town to spend the weekend at Santa Monica Beach. Local and regional residents may patronize a hotel bar, lounge, or restaurant.

News, Santa Monica, Hotels

Hotel Shangrila In Santa Monica To Host Four Free Events In Honor Of BritWeek

Posted Apr. 18, 2013, 8:12 am

Hotel Shangrila owner Tamie Adaya presents a series of events in recognition of British talent and BritWeek starting this Sunday.

A rendering of the proposed changes to the Fairmont Miramar Hotel. In terms of square feet, the Miramar would be expanded from its current 262,000-plus square feet to more than 550,000 square feet.

News, Development, Santa Monica, Hotels

Fairmont Miramar To Host Open House Thursday For Redevelopment Update

Posted Feb. 19, 2013, 9:26 am

The Fairmont Miramar will host an open house event this Thursday, Feb. 21 for an invite-only group of about 150 residents to learn more about the progress of the hotel’s planned redevelopment.

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