News for the Hospitality Executive
Los Angeles, CA (May 3, 2011) – The Orlando on Third – a boutique, family-owned hotel that has been welcoming guests to West L.A. for nearly three decades – is undergoing a complete renovation, including the opening of a stylish new restaurant.
The multi-million dollar renovation means all new guest rooms for the property - with higher ceilings and bigger bathrooms; high-tech, two-bedroom suites; refurbished pool area décor, furniture and landscaping; updated fitness center and massage room; all new lighting, signage, elevator interiors as well as completely new roof, air conditioning and plumbing; enhanced space for small meetings and an all-new street-facing restaurant. Renovations are slated for completion July 2011.
Located between Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, The Orlando Hotel provides guests with a unique Los Angeles experience – staying in a very walkable neighborhood in a city of cars. The 95-room property is convenient for visiting The Grove and Beverly Connection Shopping Centers, L.A.’s world-famous Famer’s Market, Cedar Sinai Hospital and even the L.A. County Museum of Art. The only hotel on Third Street in West Los Angeles, The Orlando Hotel is a landmark member of a community filled with creativity and authenticity – like Alexis Bittar Jewelry, Le Labo Perfumery, the Magnolia Bakery, Joan’s on Third and more. With staff eager to share insider information on shopping, dining and local events, guests get a real taste of L.A. living.
“We’re very proud to unveil the newest chapter in the Orlando’s nearly 30 year history,” explains Hotel Managing Director, Tohnia Miller. “This renovation is really a gift to our guests and neighbors who have been so loyal over the years and to future guests who are looking for a place that feels nearly as comfortable as home when they need to travel to L.A.”
To underscore what makes the location so special, one of the renovation projects includes shooting a video of interviews with local craftsmen, restaurateurs, shopkeepers and even Farmers Market vendors explaining how their story weaves into the fabric of the Third Street community. The staff is also creating monthly activity calendars of special local events which include suggestions of favorite nearby hikes, music venues, museum exhibitions and even dog parks. Hotel packages celebrate the neighborhood, as well, with current offerings including: “The Farmers Market Delectable History Package” complete with a Farmers Market cookbook and gift certificate as well as an “American Girl Package” for Moms, Daughters and dolls who love to visit this popular store at the nearby Grove Shopping Center.
Originally opened in 1986 as The Beverly Plaza Hotel, The Orlando has been a constant in a neighborhood that has evolved into the trendy, urban destination that it is today. The fashionable but friendly hotel is known for hosting entertainment and retail business travelers during the week and savvy L.A. visitors on the weekends.
The Orlando on Third is located at 8384 W Third Street, Los Angeles, California 90048. Reservations can be made online or by calling 800.62.HOTEL. Find The Orlando at www.theorlando.com and on Facebook.
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