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No Need to Hunt for Paleo Options at The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

Where: 2025 Avenue of the Stars [map], Los Angeles, CA , United States, 90067
January 27, 2014 at 3:12 PM | by | Comments (0)

While many hotel brands are getting in on the juicing trend (Kimpton Hotels just announced a hotel-wide program too), we were beyond excited to see that the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles embrace a new, healthy-eating trend with a special Paleo Menu at their Breeze restaurant, a first of its kind for a hotel restaurant.

For those not familiar, the Paleo diet is based on the food groups of our "pre-agricultural, hunter-gatherer ancestors." Cavemen, really. Essentially, the diet is all meats and vegetables but only "clean" meats and vegetables, nothing processed is allowed. And sorry, dairy is not allowed either.

The diet not only claims to help with weight loss but also to help with autoimmune disorders and systemic inflammation. (Note: I personally try to follow Paleo for an autoimmune disorder that I have but goddammit, cheese is too often too good to resist.)

Like all diets, Paleo requires careful selection of ingredients (read your labels!) and time to prepare the foods. While it's possible to order around the menu options at a restaurant to meet your Paleo requirements, most of the time dining out Paleo-style can be difficult and near impossible when staying at hotels. But not at Breeze, Hyatt's all-day dining restaurant.

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The InterContinental LA is Lending Lovers Its Helipad for a Night

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  Site Where: 2151 Avenue Of The Stars [map], Los Angeles, CA , United States, 90067
January 17, 2014 at 3:17 PM | by | Comments (0)

We've been put off hotel packages this year but when a package involves a hotel helipad, then we just can't resist.

The InterContinental Hotel in Los Angeles not only has an awesome 18th floor helipad with insane views of Los Angeles, the luxury hotel is now letting use it for Valentine's Day. Helicopter ride included!

Priced at an eye-watering $11,000, the package includes accommodations in the newly renovated Presidential Suite with welcome drinks upon arrival (we've seen this suite and it is spectacular), a private 30-minute helicopter tour of Los Angeles in the city’s only twin-engine helicopters, a six-course private dinner for two with wine pairings against a romantic sunset backdrop with sweeping views of LA atop the hotel’s helipad, the Romance Ritual spa treatment at the Spa InterContinental, breakfast in bed for two the following morning, and overall royal VIP treatment, including valet parking, a romantic welcome amenity and suite decorations.

Of course, this is not something you book online. If you're serious about wooing your sweetheart with this package, call (310) 284-6557 to book.

If your wallet can't handle this package, don't fret. The hotel is also offering a Dinner on the Deck package which includes an upgrade to a Superior Sundeck Room with VIP treatment, an intimate four-course dinner with wine pairing on your private sun deck and breakfast in bed the next day. That's priced at $699 and can be booked online here. Just don't let your lover know you took the cheaper option.

GO HERE TO SEE THE NEWLY RENOVATED ROOMS AT THE INTERCONTINENTAL LOS ANGELES

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Before and After: The InterContinental Los Angeles' Sexy New Look

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  Site Where: 2151 Avenue of the Stars [map], Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90067
January 14, 2014 at 3:33 PM | by | Comments (0)

We love hotel renovations nearly just as much as we love new hotels. But what we really love about hotel renovations is seeing the transformation that happens when an old, tired and lackluster room gets a modern makeover and transforms into new, spiffed-up, stylish guest room. Or put more simply, we love comparing the before and after.

Over at the InterContinental Hotel in Los Angeles, renovations are underway on all of the hotel's 361 guest rooms and 148 spacious suites. We got the chance to peek into both a not-yet-renovated room and a glammed up one and the difference is amazing.

Pre-renovations, the guest rooms look very much like they have for the past ten years or so. This is actually what the rooms looked like when the hotel was once a Park Hyatt. Ho-hum. We can't decide which is worse--the headboard or the drapes.

Keep reading to see how the rooms look after the renovation!

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Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Launches 500-Calorie or Less Menu

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  Site Where: 2025 Avenue of the Stars [map], Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90067
March 4, 2013 at 12:55 PM | by | Comments (0)

To stay at a hotel that's literally across the street from CAA (one of the biggest talent agencies in the world), you're going to want to look good. This means fighting off Cinnabon (and french fries and pizza and bagel sandwiches). The easiest solution is simply walking downstairs to the Breeze restaurant.

Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles just launched the Perfectly Portioned menu with meals that are 500 calories or less. And the options look delicious, like seared ahi salad and vegan mushroom risotto. Guests can also create their own meal with "my menu" options. Here, they choose a meat/fish/poultry and have it prepared whatever way they want with whatever sauce. They then add a pasta, a vegetable and a starch (these meal options are not all 500 calories or less, but hey, it's good enough for us).

While we're on the subject of health-minded food, the Hyatt Regency is also known for their stellar vegan options, and the chef even has aspirations of going full GMO free. Watch him speak about all the health-minded goods here. Oh, and did we mention the gym at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza is an Equinox? Talk about upscale urban detox resort. We feel fat just by thinking about it!

Room rates from $275.

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Break Out The Skates! Ice Rink Opens At LA's Hyatt Regency

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  Site Where: 2025 Avenue of the Stars [map], Los Angeles, California, United States, 90067
November 16, 2012 at 2:06 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza made a splash yesterday by reminding us that Los Angeles does indeed celebrate winter – sort of – with the opening of a 3,000 square-foot tech-no-logic ice rink. Yeah, it's not really an ice rink, but it's about as close as Southern California and the Golden Coast are going to get.

The hotel had a big year in 2009 upgrading its cabanas, installing an infinity pool, and dealing with a Dennis Rodman debacle. We also had a few drinks with readers at its X BAR in 2010, but it has been a bit quiet ever since, something we knew could not continue given its terrific location downtown near Rodeo Drive on Avenue of the Stars. So this rink is good news.

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Today's the Day! Drinks with HotelChatter in LA!

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  Site Where: 2025 Avenue of the Stars [map], Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90067
November 11, 2010 at 12:08 PM | by | Comments (0)

Have you ever wanted to confront meet HotelChatter in person? Well if you're in Los Angeles today, Thursday, November 11, now is your chance.

We're holding a very laid-back meet-up at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza inside their sexy X Bar for anyone who loves hotels, travel and drinking. (Note: these are not mutually exclusive.) And the key word is casual. We'll be squatting in a corner area of the bar, drinking away and probably Twittering. But don't worry, we won't force you to use a hashtag or anything!

We've decided on a cheetah print shirt in honor of our favorite Jersey "Housewife" Teresa and we'll also have a stack of HotelChatter stickers next to us (Sorry, we couldn't get them in a scratch n' sniff variety.) But if you can't find us, just ask the hostess where the party is convening. So please say you'll be there! (And try not to flake. We know your game all too well, Angelenos.)

JOIN US FOR HOTELCHATTER'S FIRST LOS ANGELES MEET-UP

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Come Drink With Us in LA Next Week! (We Promise Not to Pull a Charlie Sheen)

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  Site Where: 2025 Avenue of the Stars [map], Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90067
November 5, 2010 at 3:15 PM | by | Comments (0)

Have you ever wanted to confront meet HotelChatter in person? Well if you're in Los Angeles on Thursday, November 11, now is your chance.

We're holding a very laid-back meet-up at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza inside their sexy X Bar for anyone who loves hotels, travel and drinking. (Note: these are not mutually exclusive.) And the key word is casual. We'll be squatting in a corner area of the bar, drinking away and probably Twittering. But don't worry, we won't force you to use a hashtag or anything!

And we promise to wear some identifiable piece of clothing or perhaps even carry a prop so you can easily spot us, but we're not quite sure what it will be just yet. Either way, it will be a great time for LA-area peeps to talk hotels. No reason why NYC should have all the fun! So please say you'll be there! (And try not to flake. We know your game all too well, Angelenos.)

JOIN US FOR HOTELCHATTER'S FIRST LOS ANGELES MEET-UP

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Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Upgrades Its Poolside Offerings

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  Site Where: 2025 Avenue of The Stars [map], Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90067
June 23, 2009 at 4:04 PM | by | Comments (0)

While a debate was going down over Hyatt Regency Century Plaza's landmark status, the hotel took to spiffing up its pool area, adding a new infinity-edged pool and cabanas.

Rimming the pool are brand new European designed chaise lounge furniture, coordinating extra-large umbrellas and chic cabanas for private retreats. Envisioned as exclusive outdoor escapes, each cabana is rock-star ready and accommodates up to six people. Furnishings include two love seats for lounge style seating, day beds for cuddling or sunbathing, ceiling fans for keeping cool, high-speed Internet and WiFi for staying connected, a state-of-the-art sound system to groove to, a plasma screen television to unwind with and a personal refrigerator for vital refreshments.

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InterContinental Struts Its Stuff In L.A.

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  Site Where: 2151 Avenue of the Stars [map], Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90067
June 4, 2009 at 2:42 PM | by | Comments (2)

Last night, sales and press reps from several of Intercontinental’s hotels in the western U.S. gathered in the ballroom of the InterContinental Century City to tout their hotels to an assortment of travel agents and writers.

The point of the evening seemed to be primarily to introduce the new Andalucia-themed Montelucia Resort in Scottsdale, and to showcase the deft cuisine of French-born Chef Dominique Crenn, whose restaurant, Luce, is at the new Intercontinental San Francisco in SoMa. Luce has already made such an impact on the S.F. foodie scene in its short life that Crenn won Esquire Magazine’s 2008 Chef of the Year Award.

In addition to the edible treats, guests got to check out the toiletry and spa products at a few of the properties, and learned about Intercontinental’s first branded resort, the Montelucia, which was on Conde Nast's 2009 Hot List of New Hotels. The two facts that stood out about the new Arizona property? First, the fact that you can get a room there for just $145 this summer thanks to low season rates; and second, the fabulous Moorish-themed spa with healing crystals and a room that is lit up like the nighttime sky in Granada, Spain. Fancy!

We’ll be sure to bring you new deals from ICH as we get them in, so stay tuned for more.

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Who Knew This Hotel Was Worth Saving?

Where: 2025 Avenue of the Stars [map], Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90067
April 28, 2009 at 3:26 PM | by | Comments (2)

We're actually quite familiar with the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, just a hop, skip and a chauffered drive away from Rodeo Drive, as we once lived near the hotel. We've even spa'd at the hotel's Equinox fitness center and spa and we've gone for drinks at the hotel's X bar. And yes, the world's worst hotel guest, Dennis Rodman has even been arrested here.

However, its massive hotel room/factory appearance and numerous hotel brand changes left us often recommending smaller, more stable hotel brands around Beverly Hills.

But who knew the place had such great history? This was the hotel that hosted the state dinner for moon walkers Neil Armstrong and Buzz O'Neil after they arrived home from their epic voyage.

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More Drama for LA Hotels: Dennis Rodman Arrested in Century City

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  Site Where: 2025 Avenue of the Star [map], Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90067
May 2, 2008 at 9:00 AM | by | Comments (0)

The dramz with celebrities in Los Angeles area hotels continues! This time bad boy retired b-baller Dennis Rodman was arrested at a Century City hotel for a minor altercation with his girlfriend.

TMZ goes back to doing what it does best, obtaining police reports involving celebrities:

Rodman's manager Darren Prince tells TMZ, "Last night Dennis and his girlfriend had too much to drink. When they returned to their hotel they started arguing and a minor altercation broke out where Dennis grabbed her by the arm and left a bruise." Hotel security got involved and called LAPD, who responded and made the arrest.

Rodman blames it all on the drinking and will probably go to rehab. As for the hotel, there's really only one major hotel in CentCity that we can think of, the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza located across from the giant CAA building, the Century City Mall and numerous law firm buildings. It's also got a pretty happening bar/lounge called X Bar. And it's address: Avenue of the Stars.

[Photo of guest room: Jet Alone]

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Nicollette Sheridan Likes Dining Doggie-Style

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  Site Where: 2025 Avenue of the Stars, [map], Los Angeles, ca, United States, 90067
October 17, 2006 at 2:27 PM | by | Comments (0)

We always like to discover new pet-friendly hotels here, but never before did we know that the Hyatt Regency in Los Angeles was this animal friendly.

On Thursday the hotel hosts "Dine With Your Dog Day" where the big news is Nicollette Sheridan's appearance and her vow to eat dog food. Yep that's right, when most hotels brag about their new star chefs, the Hyatt will be hosting a celeb feast of chow:

Hollywood is going to the dogs this weekend and "Desperate Housewives" star Nicollette Sheridan will be dining on pooch food to launch the new California incentive. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared Saturday "Dine With Your Dog Day," and he has teamed up with actor Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance dog food company Natural Balance in the hope of showing dog lovers how delicious pet chow can be.

Obviously dining with your dog is more than welcome on Thursday but we'll be interested to see how welcome the canines are after Sheridan has left. That aside, we really hope dog food won't make it onto any permanent Hyatt menus just because it was backed by a celeb.

Related Stories:
· Nicollette Sheridan to eat Dog Food [Star Pulse]
· Hyatt Regency L.A. Reviews [TripAdvisor]