One of the places in  Downtown LA that I never get tired of visiting is the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.  It is located right across the street, north-east of Pershing Square.

View of the hotel on the corner of Grand Avenue and 5th Street.
(See my International Pillow Fight Day 2011 post for photos of the hotel from Pershing Square.)

The hotel’s check-in lobby (entrance through valet parking from Grand Avenue and 5th Street).

The ceiling of the hotel’s check-in lobby.

Look at the details and the workmanship!

Main Galeria.

I love looking down the Main Galeria from end to end.

Main Galeria ceiling.

See how different it is from the ceiling of the check-in lobby?

Main Galeria ceiling and chandelier.

Gates to the Gold Room.

The Gold Room is usually closed off.  The only times I’ve seen it open and was able to take a peak inside were when they were setting up for weddings.

Entrance/frame from Main Galeria to check-in lobby.

At the bottom of each entrance frame sits this creature.  I don’t know what she is, but there are also gold outlined drawings of her on each glass door for the entrance of the hotel.

Rendezvous Court

Entrance to the hotel from Olive Street between 5th and 6th Streets (across the street from Pershing Square).  They serve tea in gorgeous teapots and cups.  I will definitely have to experience it one day.

Rendezvous Court ceiling.

Stairway from Rendezvous Court to the elevator bank to the Main Galeria.

This creature sits a the bottom of the rail of the stairway.

Decoration of the small balcony at the top of the stairway.

At the top of the stairway is the elevator bank to the rooms.  This clock hangs from the frame of the entrance.

Crystal Ballroom.

The Millennium Biltmore Hotel has a number of ballrooms and meeting rooms.  The Crystal Ballroom is their largest and most grand.

There are a number of balconies on the mezzanine level of the Crystal Ballroom where you can set tables for VIP guests.

View from the corner balcony of the Crystal Ballroom.

(They had some ugly black stage set up to the left, which is why I had to take the photo from this angle.)

Adjacent to the Crystal Room is the Tiffany Room.

Tiffany Room ceiling and chandelier.

South Galeria.

These gates lead down to the Regency Room & Biltmore Bowl.  J and I were able to sneak down there only once, but wasn’t able to get a glance of the room since it was pitch black.  Hopefully one day I’ll finally get to see that room!

Since this visit was during the afternoon, their Gallery Bar and Cognac Room were closed.  I would have loved to have gotten some shots of the bar since we enjoy going for their live jazz on Friday and Saturday nights (8:30pm to 12:30am).

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