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April 2019

The Final Los Angeles Salsa Festival Is Almost Here!

It’s the “End of an Era” as the final Los Angeles Salsa Festival/Congress is set to take place this May at the Burbank Convention Center.

It’s the end of an era. After 20 years, a new generation and demographic has emerged and is taking salsa dance into the 21st Century! With these changes come hard goodbyes and this May at the Burbank Convention Center, it’s time for one of the most bittersweet for lovers of salsa dancing across the globe! The 21st Annual Los Angeles Salsa Festival/Congress will be the last.

Los Angeles Salsa FestivalThe longest-running salsa congress in the US will take its last dance over the course of three days, Friday, May 24 through Sunday, May 26. Founded by the late pioneer in salsa, Albert Torres, the festival has always united lovers of this Latin style of dance from all over the world, showcasing the best live bands, dancers and instructors of the time. As dance becomes more “social” and less driven by the live musical performances were which once at the core, the remaining founders have decided to end the festival by going out with a true celebratory bang!

Highlighting “The Best of The West”, the festival will be comprised of the traditional workshops, dance parties, and live entertainment all highlighting talent from the L.A. scene. The centerpiece of the festival this year will comprise of an “epic” 72 hour social dance party, ensuring that the action won’t stop until the waning hours on Monday morning!

Singular events during the festival are already selling out, but passes for the full three-day dance party remain. As the venue and partner hotel of the Los Angeles Salsa Festival, the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel is the one true home base for anyone coming to the event. For those flying in to Los Angeles, you will find comfort and convenience in our modernly-appointed accommodations, that are located adjacent to Hollywood Burbank Airport. Our room block is filling up so be sure to mention the “L.A. Salsa Festival” and book your room today!


Go Back to Your Roots at the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree 2019

In its 50th year, SCGS Genealogy and their flagship event are bringing three full days of events to the Burbank Convention Center. 

Forget the “Family Tree” you have hanging in your house! With new advances in technology and our new digital age of consciousness, now is the perfect time to explore and take a journey to your past! And the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel and Southern California Genealogical Society are here to help you start on your path!

Genealogy Jamboree 2019Formed in 1962, the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) seeks to promote interest in family history and genealogy. Having a 40,000+ volume library with genealogical sources from around the US and Europe, SCGS Genealogy events are some of the biggest and most prestigious across the globe. And this year on May 30 - June 2, their hallmark event – the Genealogy Jamboree 2019 – will take place at the Burbank Convention Center.

50 years strong, this year’s SoCal Genealogy Jamboree, or “Birthday Bash”, will be attended by people from across the globe to participate in the activities, hear the lectures, and visit the various exhibitors that make up the three-day conference. The organizers make an effort to ensure genealogy is fun for all members of the family by offering programs and activities for visitors of all ages. Even though many of the topics covered may seem too scholarly or inaccessible, you don’t need to be a genealogist to attend this conference. As long as you have an interest in discovering more about your family history, you will find yourself enlightened and entertained throughout the weekend!

As the host venue for this event, the  Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel is the ideal place to stay during your Genealogy Jamboree 2019 experience. Located adjacent to the Hollywood Burbank Airport for those flying in for the conference, registered attendees can reserve their rooms at the special conference rate. Book early as rooms are filling up!


Don’t Miss This Spring’s Downtown Burbank ARTS Festival!

The two-day festival is set to take over Downtown Burbank this May! 

This is not your average street fair, but would you expect anything less from the “Media Capital of the World”? Now in its 16th year, the Downtown Burbank ARTS Festival is set to bring more than 200 renowned artists from around the country to meet, greet, and amaze the over 25,000 patrons who biannually attend. Just as years past, this interactive festival will take place on the blocks of San Fernando Boulevard between Magnolia & Olive from 11AM through 7PM on both Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19!

Downtown Burbank ARTS FestivalUnlike other arts festivals of this caliber, the event is free and open to the public. Another unique facet is the blending of digital and special effects animators with the more traditional artisans that patrons are used to finding at similar fairs. The normal art-for-sale booths will be interspersed with a variety of participatory attractions such as signings, drawing sessions, and workshops. Peruse and purchase works in painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, and other fine arts while also taking part in some of the more interactive events, such as the Teen Art Challenge or the ever-popular Doodle Run. 

One of the most anticipated facets of this spring’s event will be the street painting display. Many of the top artists in this field will descend upon Downtown Burbank, working all weekend long to create colorful chalk masterpieces for a final viewing in the final hours of the festival on Sunday night.

Be sure to sketch up the perfect weekend in Downtown Burbank by staying with us at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. Only a short distance away from the festival, you’ll enjoy the perfect combination of luxurious comfort, a convenient location, and the genuine personalized service of our Marriott staff! Talk about a true masterpiece!


Don’t Miss Out on Running Universal!!

Who knew that the path to wellness could be such “despicable” fun?

Many of you have probably seen or even ran in your local 5K events, from the various charity walk/runs to the ever-popular annual “Turkey Trots” each November. But now is your chance to take part in a new style of race that we know will have you sprinting to register as soon as you can! Imagine getting the chance to run through Hogwarts, sprint past Springfield U.S.A, all with your favorite Minions by your side!

Running UniversalThis dream-like scenario is about to come true for the lucky ones who sign up for the inaugural Running Universal 5K this May at Universal Studios Hollywood! The overwhelming outpouring of support caused the originally one-day event to sell out in record time. Even if you are not one of those who registered early for the May 11 date, fear not as the organizers have added a second day to the event (May 12).

The standard ticket gets you entered into the race as well as some bonus “swag” for competing and finishing the course, including a medal, T-shirt, and Minion pin. You can upgrade to a VIP package which includes bonus extras like a breakfast on the day of your race at CityWalk and a meet and greet with the Minions themselves. All registered runners have the option of buying tickets to the park at a reduced fee. And your supporters can even come and cheer you on with their own special ticket, gifting them a commemorative Minions cap and backpack.

So when you race on over to reserve your spot, be sure to also book your stay with us at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. Located less than five miles away from Universal Studios Hollywood, our spacious guest rooms and suites are the perfect place to kick up your feet and celebrate your victory! Talk about the perfect Hollywood ending!