Party at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City 20-NOV-13

Bravo! What a great event! Big Thanks to everyone at the InterContinental!

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Lobby at the InterContinental Hotel (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

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Vodka cocktail and tray passed appetizers at the InterContinental Hotel (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

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Gaming for raffle tickets at the InterContinental Hotel (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

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Grand Ballroom at the InterContinental Hotel (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

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Open Bar at the InterContinental Hotel (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

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Endless Sushi at the InterContinental Hotel (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

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Spicy Tuna Sushi Platter at the InterContinental Hotel (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

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Noodles in Martini Glasses at the InterContinental Hotel (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

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Ramen Bar at the InterContinental Hotel (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

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Steamed Buns, Pork Bao, Shu Mai and Chicken Potstickers at the InterContinental Hotel (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

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Japanese BBQ Baby Back Ribs at the InterContinental Hotel (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

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Grilling Station at the InterContinental Hotel (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

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Spicy Tuna Ahi and Blue Crab Sliders at the InterContinental Hotel (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

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Dessert Table at the InterContinental Hotel (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

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Fresh Made Ice Cream and toppings at the InterContinental Hotel (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

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Sushi Platter and Shrimp on a spoon with aoli mustard at the InterContinental Hotel (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

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Magic Boy Collins Key at the InterContinental Hotel (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

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Live Music and DJ at the InterContinental Hotel (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

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Tour of the Royal Suite at the InterContinental Hotel (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

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Champagne at the InterContinental Hotel (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

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Cheese and Crackers at the InterContinental Hotel (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

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Tour of the Royal Suite at the InterContinental Hotel (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

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View from the Royal Suite at the InterContinental Hotel (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

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The 90th Party at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles

Party Time Roaring 20’s Style to Celebrate the 90th Birthday of the beautiful and historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

The Millennium Biltmore Hotel (originally named the Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel) is a luxury hotel located on Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angeles. At its grand opening in 1923, the Los Angeles Biltmore was the largest hotel west of Chicago.  In 1969 the Biltmore Hotel was designated a Historic-Cultural Monument by the City of Los Angeles.  Since 2009, it has operated as the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles.

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Lobby and Reception:

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The Bar:

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Fine Detail and Original Restoration:

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Grand Corridor:

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The Party Theme was Roaring 20’s and guests were instructed to dress the period or wear black and white.  After checking in we were greeted by a 1927 Automobile (have your picture taken!) and waitstaff with trays of champagne and sparkling water.

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I arrived a little early, the ballroom was beautiful and the Dean Morro Orchestra was the evening’s entertainment.

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Artifacts and Biltmore History were displayed for guests:

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Let the festivities begin!

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Two costumed couples were hired to dance and provide “atmosphere”.

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There was Singing! (and some truly great music!)

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There was Dancing! (Everybody Charleston!)

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Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

And there was lots of Great Food, Champagne and an Open Bar!

Tray passed appetizers: California crab cakes on slider buns and Prime rib on sourdough with horseradish. Then buffet stations! Asian food: veggie springrolls, duck pancakes, and seafood lo mein; Seafood: Salmon-sour cream-caviar on potato pancakes and LOBSTER in martini glasses; New England Clam Chowder in a hollowed out bread roll, Beef short rib with polenta, leg of lamb with risotto; And The Dessert Table: chocolate cake, lemon cake, cake pops, petit fours, (tray passed by the executive chef a chocolate cigar filled with ganache), sugared donuts, coffee, champagne and an open bar. I tried a little bit of every food dish, but skipped dessert and only a had half a donut, one bite of the cigar and only two Grey Goose and 7up.

Salmon with sour cream and caviar on a potato pancake:

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Lobster in a Martini Glass with a slice of lemon

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Asian Food: veggie springrolls and crispy duck (seafood lo mein not pictured)

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Beef Short Rib with Polenta and shaved black truffle

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Leg of Lamb with risotto and mint jelly

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The Dessert Table

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Root Beer Float!

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Donuts and Coffee

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The Rendezvous Court (once it was the original hotel lobby):

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Meanwhile back at the Bar:

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