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Millennium Biltmore Hotel Walking Tour – LA Conservancy

Tickets NOW Available - see below

Sunday, June 15, 2014
Time: Tour starts promptly at 2:00 pm. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.
Tour length: 1 3/4 hours
High Tea (Optional): 4:00 pm
Event Host: Paul Ripley

The Biltmore opened in 1923 as a 1,000-room hotel that was “first class in every respect.” This was the first hotel commission for the newly founded architecture firm of Schultze and Weaver, who later went on to design such grand hotels as the Park Lane and Waldorf Astoria in New York, and the Miami Biltmore in Coral Gables, Florida. In addition to the lobby and grand hallway designed to resemble a Spanish palace, the hotel has several banquet rooms, each decorated in sumptuous Beaux-Arts splendor

Over the years, the Biltmore played non-stop host to high society, international political figures, movie stars, and royalty (including Rudolph Valentino, the Prince of Wales, J. Paul Getty, Howard Hughes, Herbert Hoover, and Eleanor Roosevelt), and it was the 1960 Democratic Convention headquarters of John F. Kennedy.

After the tour, stay for high tea in the hotel's magnificent Rendezvous Court (additional cost), for tea reservations call the Millennium Biltmore at[masked]).

Meeting location: Pershing Square, located at Olive Street and 6th Street in downtown Los Angeles. Tour meets in the center of the park, near the mini-grove of orange trees.

Parking: $5 with validation from the Conservancy in the underground Pershing Square Garage, located at Olive Street and 6th Street in downtown Los Angeles.
Metro: Red Line to Pershing Square Station. Follow the signs to Pershing Square exit, then cross the street to the park. For details, visit

Cost: $10, $5 for Conservancy Members

RSVP REQUIRED – Book directly with the LA Conservancy. This will ensure that a docent will be available for our group. Note: Booking dates will be available about 30 days out from the event, so you can book starting May 15th.

Book directly with the LA Conservancy at

After you book directly with the LA Conservancy, please also send an email to Paul Ripley at [masked] with your booking number, full name and other guests names (if applicable). Please RSVP by June 9, 2014 so that we can provide a count to the LA Conservancy.

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  • Tony

    I said yes as well. I went on the site a few hours ago and no "Register" button appears below the 6/15 tour? I wonder if you can take a chance and register by showing up on that date, in case they happen to have no no shows?

    1 · June 9, 2014

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