Leading Ladies Celebrate Leading Hotels of the World's 85th Anniversary
It was a starry night atop the Mr. C Hotel In Los Angeles on Wednesday night as celebs, travel folk and the usual LA party eye candy feted the Leading Hotels of the World's 85th anniversary. Yup, LHW is the same age as the Oscars.
And what better way to celebrate the joint birthday than by spotlighting movies shot in hotels? Leading Hotels of the World, of course.
Playing on loop on several flat-screen TVs throughout the party was a video montage of 85 Leading Hotels that have been featured in movies around the world over the past several decades. LHW has even created a new microsite, In the Movies, to show off all their fancy movie set hotels.
Party guests also got into the cinematic spirit by posing for photobooth snaps, sipping on wine cocktails made with Drew Barrymore's Barrymore wine label, taking candy from a movie concession stand and chomping on freshly made popcorn. Naomi Watts, Eva Longoria, Minnie Driver, Michelle Monaghan, Giada deLaurentis and even our own celebrity reviewer Josh Flagg made appearances. Head on over to Conde Nast Traveler, which co-hosted the event, to see more of the party snapshots.
Once the celebs left, partygoers still had some stargazing to do as Mr. C's Starlight room provides panoramic killer views of the city. The views were so impressive we wondered why this spot hasn't been turned into a restaurant or lounge by now. (Hint, hint.) Nevertheless, if you want a room with a killer view at the hotel, book one of the hotel's king rooms on floors 6-11 which start around $400 a night.
The hotel is also offering a complimentary one-year LHW membership when you book three nights or more. At Mr. C, that will get you complimentary continental creakfast for two, complimentary internet, early check-in (if available), one category room upgrade (if available), late check-out and a welcome gift. For more on the LHW membership program, go here.