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October 2018

Jazz Up Your Thanksgiving Weekend at the US Open Swing Dance Championships

Swing on by the Burbank Convention Center this November for the Flagship International Championship in this exciting genre of dance! 

Many celebrate Thanksgiving by running in their local Turkey Trot, an annual charitable race that burns off enough calories to indulge in the feast ahead “guilt-free”. This year, may we suggest another type of “trot” with your turkey? On Wednesday, November 21 through Sunday, November 25, the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel is proud to host the 2018 US Open Swing Dance Championships, where more competitors of every age and style come to perform than any other event across the globe!

“It Don’t Mean a Thing, If It Ain’t Got That Swing!”

US Open Swing Dance ChampionshipsWhether you are competing in one of the thirty divisions or just wish to be a spectator offering support, the Burbank Convention Center is the place to be! With over 6,000 square-feet of premium dance floor, secondary ballrooms at the Center and our Hotel for workshops and practices, and terraced seating to ensure you can catch every move, The Open promises to make its 36th year one of the best.

 Some highlights will include…

- Daily open social dancing events

- Workshops teaching basics or different variations to novices and professionals alike

- Hall of Fame and the Walk of Legends Award Presentation, honoring those whose “legendary” contributions have made the US Open Swing Dance Competition the prestigious event it is today. 

Ready to be crowned US OPEN CHAMPION!?!

We know this prestigious title may be just as much of a dream as winning a Mirror-ball Trophy on a certain television show, but you will feel every bit the champ when you stay with us at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel for the event. Located near the Hollywood Burbank Airport for those flying in from the 27 countries represented at The Open, our convenience complements our comfort to ensure your weekend is a swinging success!


Get Ready to Rock the Griffith Park Trail 30K-Half Marathon-10K!

No matter your preferred distance, learn all about this series of races, part of the Hollywood Trail Rock Star Run, that are ready to rock your world! 

Put away the guitar picks and drum sticks – it’s time to become a different type of “rock star”! Calling all runners – this upcoming set of fall Burbank Marathons is ready to rock your world!

Griffith Park Trail 30K Half Marathon 10K“Hollywood Never Got This Dirty Before!”

On Saturday, November 10, you’re invited to run, hike, or even power-walk your way through three different distances during the Hollywood Trail Rock Star Run at Griffith Park. Not only is the event an incredible athletic pursuit for runners of all skill levels, it’s one of the most breathtaking and historic courses in Southern California. Run past the picturesque Bronson Caves, take in the iconic Hollywood sign, and bask in the amazing cityscape of La La Land as you tough it out on the trails.

Obtain Your Rock Star Status

The start time for all three distances, the Griffith Park Trail 30K/Half Marathon/10K, is 7:30AM SHARP! That means that you will want to get to the park early, with Bib Numbers being handed out at the starting line at 5:45AM. That start on Commonwealth will begin a long day of running through a well-marked course including stocked aid stations every few miles with volunteers on hand to attend to all of your needs.

If you need more convincing to get out and rock the trails, each finisher will receive their own running version of a platinum record (a beautiful, well-deserved medal), a high-tech running shirt for future pursuits, and a festive celebratory feast! 

Need a place to start your journey off right or to provide the perfect encore to honor your newly-minted rock star status? Located only five miles away, the comfortable accommodations and variety of amenities of the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel will ensure your race day is a smashing success in relaxing yet superstar-worthy style!


Creativity Starts Here at The CTN Animation eXpo

The top talent from the animation, visual effects, and video game industries are set to descend on “The Media Capital of the World”! 

10 years strong and no signs of stopping, the 2018 CTN Animation eXpo (CTNX) is set to commence Thursday, November 15 through Sunday, November 18 at our Burbank Convention Center. The mission of the Creative Talent Network is to help bring the top talent in multiple animation-related industries together. Now in its fourteenth year, the CTN has built this eXpo to be the number one creative conference worldwide!

CTN Animation eXpoPutting The Talent Center Stage

Over the course of the four-day event, attendees will be given a behind-the-scenes look and access to many forms of animation and what it takes to make it in the industry. The creativity will be free-flowing with a variety of presentations, live demonstrations, and workshops taking up the bulk of the event. There’s no singular focus in the medium of animation. The one true focus is on the talent – from the professionals seeking to guide future artists to the dreamers endeavoring to turn their creative fantasies into reality. 

Every Artist Was First An Amateur

At the eXpo, you are given the chance to network your own talent. Share portfolios, make connections, and learn valuable tips on how to make it in the animation industry. There are different levels of tickets and add-ons to fit every type of attendee. So no matter if you are a world-renown professional or just an avid admirer, this eXpo promises to bring the animation community together in a welcoming and fun-filled environment! 

To get the most out of your CTNX experience, you’ll want to have a convenient home base, ensuring your experience is stress-free and unforgettable! Not only is the Hollywood Burbank Airport located nearby, the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel is the official venue for the event, making our comfortable, well-appointed accommodations perfect for locals and Golden State visitors alike.


Season’s Greetings Come Early at the Burbank Winter Wine Walk!

Celebrate the “most wonderful time of the year” with a day full of festive family fun and winter-inspired wine tastings.

Your mind is still all things autumn, but winter is coming! In celebration of the season, the Downtown Burbank Partnership is hosting its 3rd Annual Burbank Winter Wine Walk. Together with a Holiday Street Fair, this celebration of wine and local businesses will take over San Fernando Boulevard on Saturday, November 17 (12:00PM – 8:00PM) and will surely get you in the holiday spirit.

A beautiful sight…

Burbank Winter Wine WalkDubbed “The Most Magical Day in Burbank”, the event is open to the public, with many local businesses, eateries, artisans, and other vendors lining the streets spreading their own Golden State style of holiday cheer. Over 100 restaurants are open with special menu items in honor of the day, and the over 300 shops are just waiting for you to get in a little early gift shopping!

We’re happy tonight…

There are two festive features of the event: the Holiday Street Fair and the actual Wine Walk. While the street fair, including a can’t-miss magical Snowfall, is full of family-fun, the real action is during the Walk itself! Tickets and a Valid Photo ID are required for this showcase of many world-class wineries and breweries who are “on tap” just waiting for you to sample their variety of vintages. This sampling in the designated tasting area starts at 4:00PM and runs through 7:00PM.

Walking in a winter wonderland!

When the snowfall commences (approximately 6:45PM), you would need to be quite the Scrooge to not feel the holiday cheer! Or maybe that’s just the wine working its merry magic. Either way, Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel is just a short distance away and is ready to welcome you with cozy, comfortable accommodations, keeping you wrapped up in the seasonal spirit if only for one night!


Discover the Magic of Storybrooke at the Once Upon a Time Convention!

Magic is coming to the Burbank Convention Center, bringing all of the fairy tale wonder of this recently concluded series to life once more!

After seven seasons, “Once Upon a Time” has told its final tale. Yet that doesn’t mean all of the magic spells have been cast, as Creation Entertainment has created a final send-off for this beloved series: the Official Once Upon a Time Tour!  

Once Upon A Time ConventionFive different locations across North America were selected to give fans a chance to celebrate their love for all things Storybrooke one last time, and from Friday, November 9th through Sunday, November 11th, its California’s turn! The Once Upon a Time Convention, taking place at our Burbank Convention Center, promises three full days of fairy tale fun. And being the final stop of the tour, it’s the true swan song for fans of the franchise!

Yes, you read that right – this is the last chance for you to bid farewell to your favorite fairy tale fandom!

On hand for this fond farewell will be many familiar faces from the “pages” of Storybrooke. Sometimes it’s good… to be evil and you won’t want to miss your chance to meet Lana Parrilla, who has captivated us all as the Evil Queen Regina. Or maybe you have been “hooked” by a certain swashbuckling pirate and wish to express your devotion to the Captain of your heart, Colin O'Donogue, in person.

Meeting your favorites is only part of the magic, as there are countless fun activities and panels that will be sure to send these storybook characters off in style. Another way to guarantee your tale escapes a dreaded Rumplestiltskin-eque curse? Book a room with the official partner hotel for this event - Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. Whether local or flying in through the nearby Hollywood Burbank Airport for the event, the convenience and comfort of our accommodations will help ensure your weekend ends with your own personal happily ever after!