California Hotels Offer Tasty Specials for Food & Wine Extravaganza


(c) 2011 Los Angeles Times and Food & Wine's THE TASTE

As an extra helping of the “Los Angeles Times and Food & Wine's THE TASTE,” a four-day epicurean extravaganza from September 2-5, 2011, nearby hotels are dishing out special Labor Day weekend promotions.

Foodies and visitors can rest up after the gastronomic festivities at participating luxury or boutique hotels.

The offers include the following:

The Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau’s select travel packages are available online at All bookings made via this website will receive a 20 percent discount on tickets.

In the heart of Beverly Hills, the Crescent Hotel will give 30 percent off the best available rate during the weekend of THE TASTE for guests who mention THE TASTE at time of booking.

An “Experience More” package at The Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons hotel, features a $100 or $300 hotel incidental credit per room, per two nights reserved, that can be applied toward any one of the restaurants and lounges or spa treatments. The credit is based on the guestroom category reserved at the time of booking. An upgrade to the next guestroom category upon check-in, subject to availability, is also included.

Montage Beverly Hills’ "The TASTE Package" comes with special rates and amenities, such as a complimentary upgrade upon booking. Upon arrival, visitors will find a welcome split of Schramsberg sparkling wine for each guestroom. Standard guestrooms start at $475 per night, and Superior Guestrooms at $550/per night.

Also for THE TASTE, LA Inc. is extending its "Big Summer SleepOver" promotion with packages that include stays at:

•    Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens (Downtown)
•    Los Angeles Athletic Club (Downtown)
•    Omni Hotel at California Plaza (Downtown)
•    Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites (Downtown)
•    Élan Hotel (Los Angeles / Hollywood area)
•    Airtel Plaza Hotel and Conference Center (San Fernando Valley)
•    Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach (Redondo Beach)

Promo codes for these hotels can be accessed at

For a list of additional participating hotels and packages, visit

THE TASTE is scheduled to feature more than 200 Southern California’s most renowned eateries and will welcome the culinary world’s top chefs and TV personalities, including Susan Feniger, Giada De Laurentiis, Roy Choi, Michael Voltaggio, Duff Goldman, Aida Mollenkamp, Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos. There will be cooking demos, tastings, wine and spirit seminars, live music and more. A portion of all ticket sales will benefit various programs and organizations.

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