A Los Angeles Hotel with a Theatrical Flair
The L.A. Hilton and Towers is not just a hotel, it’s a tourist’s destination on its own — it’s a place where celebrities and Hollywood types rub shoulders, and you can spend days watching them play with each other like a game of chess. The Hilton is where The Beatles hung out for their last tour in 1965. The hotel is where Michael Jackson filmed his “Thriller” videos, when a starstruck audience waited in line for hours to say hello to their host.
But, if you’re like me, you probably don’t just sit on the sidelines and watch the celebs and actors at play. You don’t want to go there, though.
A few years ago, I went on a weekend trip to the hotel with my boyfriend, our friend, and a few of our other friends. We booked two rooms there — one for us and one for my boyfriend. I decided to put the date at which I was traveling on and my boyfriend’s name on the guest list in the booking. The morning we checked in, we received a faxed letter from the hotel stating: “We have no vacancies at this particular date.”
After two weeks of traveling across Europe, I was extremely disappointed, not only because it made me feel like I was missing out on a rare opportunity to stay there, but also because I don’t really like to fly. When I book a flight, the first thing I ask the flight attendant is: “Do I need a sleeping mask for this flight?”
It seems like the more time you spend on airplanes in the first few hours after a plane departure, the more time you spend trying to relax in your seat. Even though you’re seated (or lying) across from somebody who sleeps soundly, you’re stuck in this world where you have to wait for the seatbelt sign to indicate that everybody is buckled up (or asleep). So, on the night, when the airplane had been delayed for 3 hours, we