Posted from Los Angeles, California, United States.
Greetings from Los Angeles California!
I am very excited to be writing this quick update from my home state of California, the LA area. I arrived this morning on Uncle D(elta), which was an A330 from ATL to LAX. The person next to me was Don Lemon from CNN News, visiting LA for interviews for an upcoming story.
I arrived at the hotel, which sits on Avenue of the Stars in Century City, only 30 minutes from LAX, to be greeted by a beautiful lobby. This hotel changed to an InterContinental Hotel a few years ago, but this visit, was a refreshing look at where it the hotel is now.
Social Networking and a Hotel… In my travels last year to 10 countries and countless nights in hotels, some check ins get a response, but the InterContinental took it to the next level. My room is a beautiful Junior Suite that is on the corner of the hotel and floors above the street. Besides the amazing room, with parlor, bedroom, and two balconies, the views were spectacular.
Only being a few floors up, I could see the Hollywood Sign, Downtown, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. I have had mixed feelings on returning back to Los Angeles, after leaving in 2004, but seeing the beauty of the area, reminds me why I call Southern California Home.
I returned to my room tonight after an amazing dinner to find a card from the hotel. They recognized my tweets and oddly my love for “Coffee with Baileys”. How could a hotel know that I had that on the plane today from ATL and that is my travel drink of choice? Now, is the Coffee and Baileys were to be free, I would be heading down now…. Maybe on Friday morning, before I leave at 8:30, one will be delivered to my room… (smile)
In addition to a beautiful room, amazing view, great staff, the savvy approach this hotel has taken to Social Networking gets them their own post in my blog tonight. INTERCONLA – Twitter . This hotel has taken an aggressive response to Social Networking and it was honestly, pretty cool. I have the doors open, listening to traffic, feeling the breeze, nice to be home.
More to come from LA.
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