The Orlando Hotel recently went through some big renovations this year. And its facelift looks good. The 95-room hotel is convenient for visiting The Grove and Beverly Connection Shopping Centers, the Farmer’s Market, and LACMA, among other LA travel destinations. Originally opened in 1984 as The Beverly Plaza Hotel, The Orlando has been a constant in the ever-changing neighborhood. Its walkable centralized location is great for business travelers and leisure travelers alike. And for the leisure more vacation oriented travelers, The Orlando Hotel has several great unique stay packages that will make your LA stay a little more personal.
The American Girl package offers mothers, daughters, and their dolls VIP treatment. The Orlando lies within walking distance to California’s only American Girl Place store and its American Girl Café. Custom welcome greeting including mother, daughter and doll’s name, memento photo of the three guests, Bed turn-down service for mother and daughter, and doll in her very own American Girl doll bed, plus breakfast for two each morning. How much cuter could a mother daughter getaway get?
Shopping more your thing? There is always the Orlando’s Shopping Package. From some of LA’s favorite eateries to hip boutiques, West 3rd Street is a walking neighborhood filled with unique shopping and dining from end to end. The package includes exclusive discounts at select boutique shops on 3rd Street, the Beverly Center, and Beverly Connection. Stay in one of their newly renovated rooms with luxury designed bathrooms, new 42 inch HD televisions, and bath products courtesy of Angelo Caroli. Plus complimentary parking, prime shopping location within walking distance to the best shops and boutiques in LA, and a $50 American Express Gift Card. Also check out their Farmers Market Delectable History Package and other unique travel specials on their site. All packages are available through the end of 2011.
Wonder what’s been going on with the restaurant going into the old site of Minestraio? Beau Laughlin and Brett Cranston of the Hudson alongside chef Jason Tuley of Santa Barbara’s Square One, bring us the Orlando hotel’s newest restaurant The Churchill. Herbs, vegetables, and more of the restaurant’s ingredients will be grown in a garden, planted on the restaurant’s roof. The seasonal American menu will feature charcuterie, pasta, pickled vegetables, artisan pizzas and fresh breads. In addition to indoor seating, there will also be a garden patio, sidewalk patio, and a take-out window serving their Intelligentsia coffee, breakfast items, sandwiches, pizza by the slice, and homemade ice cream. The bar will serve a variety of handmade cocktails, regional beers and a wine menu heavy on the California vintages. Big wooden communal tables, old records, books, and a photo booth will finish off its ambiance for decor. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served seven days a week, plus a weekend brunch, of course. It will be open soon. So stay tuned to the Orlando and the Churchill sites for exact opening dates.