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May 2019

Three Experiences of Hollywood Boulevard for The Whole Family

Underneath the gaze of the Hollywood Sign, explore some of the top things to do along this Los Angeles cultural icon!

Experiences of HollywoodLa-La Land. Tinseltown. Hollywood. Los Angeles has many nicknames and just as many attractions to explore. There are so many things to see and do, it can be hard to feel like you are really getting the most from your experiences of Hollywood. Yet there is one place where you will be sure to find non-stop entertainment, celebrating the storied heritage of Los Angeles and the entertainment industry – Hollywood Boulevard! From capturing a photo of the famed Hollywood Sign to catching a tour along one of the most famous streets in the U.S.A, we have put together a list of the three can’t-miss attractions for the entire family:

  • The TCL Chinese Theatre – Home to one of the largest IMAX auditoriums in the world, this Hollywood landmark is much more than just a state-of-the-art theatre to see today’s top blockbusters. Most famously known as Grauman's Chinese Theatre, its Forecourt to the Stars has immortalized the brightest stars in cement, giving the public a chance to measure their own handprints and footprints up to those of their entertainment heroes.
  • Madame Tussauds Hollywood – What would a trip to La-La Land be without a little celebrity spotting? No need to track them down one by one – take a selfie with your favorite stars at one of the world’s famous wax museums. With the right filter, we bet you will be able to fool your best friends into thinking you really met Zac Efron!
  • Hollywood Tours – If you aren’t sure what you really want to see in Tinseltown, your best bet would be to take a tour of the entire area. Starline Tours takes its riders around all of the famous L.A. landmarks is style… on their ever-popular Hop On, Hop Off Double Decker buses!

When you’re ready to relax and recharge after your day on the town, there’s no better place than at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. Conveniently located less than 10 minutes away from all of these attractions, our luxurious guest rooms and upscale amenities perfectly pair with your visit to the Entertainment Capital of the World!

Take a Trip Back in Time at This Theater Near Marriott Burbank

Learn more about this Tony-winning play being presented at The Garry Marshall Theatre for 15 performances only!

Garry Marshall TheatreIf you are planning to visit the area, checking out the theater show schedules near Burbank is always a great place to start when making your personal trip itinerary. And if you just so happen to be in the area this month, you are in luck and should definitely see if you can catch one of these shows near Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.

Running from May 15 through June 2, The Garry Marshall Theatre will be presenting the Tony-winning Broadway play Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. Written by Lanie Robertson and starring renowned stage star Deidrie Henry, the play encapsulates the last four months of Billie Holiday’s life, full of searing performances of over a dozen musical numbers from her legendary catalog. For these musicals at The Garry Marshall Theatre, patrons should be aware that in addition to traditional theater seating, there will be limited on-stage seats available. As the show is set in a Philadelphia jazz bar in 1959, the staging allows for select audience members to feel as if they are part of the action with this VIP experience!

To be a part of the show, enjoying the humor and timeless music of Billie Holiday right from the stage, you must be 21 or older to reserve your VIP tickets. As part of this package, you will receive a complimentary bottle of wine or champagne, served right at your table for two, so you can feel every bit the part of Ms. Holiday’s own audience. Please be advised that this show contains adult language, the smoking of herbal cigarettes, and the drinking of alcohol (the May 22 performance will be a “smoke/alcohol free” experience).

After taking a trip back in time, return to the present in the modernly-appointed luxury of the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. A perfect home-away-from-home for a visit to see any of the stage plays in Burbank, CA, our hotel offers all of the comfort and convenience you need to make your getaway truly standing ovation worthy!

Your Personal Scouting Report on Taking a Dodger Stadium Tour!

Did you know that there are more than just games at Dodger Stadium for you to enjoy?

Dodger Stadium TourThe boys of summer may be back on the diamond, but that doesn’t mean that the games at Dodger Stadium are the only action at the ballpark. Since it opened its doors in 1962, the third-oldest stadium in baseball has welcomed fans from across the globe and not just to catch one of the many LA baseball games that continue to captivate the sports world year in and year out. Some guests have no interest in baseball but are looking to get a more intimate glimpse at this icon of American sports history by taking a Dodger Stadium Tour.

Being such a cornerstone of the game, there is more than just one baseball stadium tour available. To help you decide, here's a handy guide to get you started:

  • Standard Tour – taking place on non-game days, this 90-minute tour includes a trip to the Field, visit to the Dugout and an exclusive look at the team’s Trophy Gallery.
  • Pregame Tours (only available during the regular season) – an exclusive tour that begins 45 minutes before the game. Stops may include the Club Level Memorabilia Hall, VIP restaurant/lounge, interview room, and early access to enjoy batting practice. (Ticket to the game not included)
  • Clubhouse Tours (select Saturdays and Sundays) – a true one-of-a-kind experience, this 2 hour tour will include visits to the Bullpen, the Weight Room, Batting Cage, Clubhouse, and the Interview Room.
  • Jackie Robinson Tour – an intimate look at one of the most important figures in sports history. This 90 minute tour includes stories revolving around Robinson with visits to the Press Box, Trophy Gallery, Field and Dugout.

No matter what tour you decide, make your visit to the area a true homerun by staying at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. Ideally located away less than 15 miles away, you’ll enjoy the perfect combination of major league comfort, convenience, and genuine hospitality!

Port Charles Invades Burbank at the General Hospital Convention

The 3rd Annual General Hospital Convention is returning to Burbank, California this June!

Paging all General Hospital superfans! You’re needed in Burbank, California… STAT! Why you may ask? Well, if you’ve been a part of the first two General Hospital Conventions that have taken place at the Burbank Convention Center you need no further convincing. But for the GH Convention neophytes, we have put together a quick rundown of the Five Ws of this three-day extravaganza to get you ready to take a trip to Port Charles with us for a weekend!

General Hospital ConventionWho – Hosted by Laura Wright (“Carly Corinthos”), the entire weekend will be full of events featuring a venerable “who’s who” of Port Charles residents from the entire 55 years of this beloved series. From the other half of the supercouple, Carly and Sonny, Maurice Benard, who still captivates audiences today, to Genie Francis, the true originator of this term in soap opera lore as “Laura Webber”, many of your favorite actors will be on hand all weekend long for panels, signings, and photo-ops!

What – There are a variety of events throughout the three days of the convention. Set tours, a Friday night Karaoke party, the aforementioned panels and signings, and a variety of vendors will populate the Convention Center, ensuring that each and every attendee will get a truly memorable experience.

When – Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9, 2019. Actual times of panels and signings will be announced closer to the event.

Where – The Burbank Convention Center at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel

Why – Really? We think we might need to check your pulse if you still need further convincing. The past two conventions were so beloved that the organizers expanded it to three full days of exciting entertainment in celebration of this long-running series and its beloved characters.

As the host hotel for the General Hospital Convention again this year, the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel is the premier choice of accommodation for this event. Our spacious guest room and upscale amenities will offer you the perfect retreat after your trip to Port Charles.

2019 Starlight Bowl Concert Series

It must almost be summer as the dates and performers for this year’s slate of summer Burbank concerts have been announced!

For almost thirty years, the Burbank Starlight Bowl has brought a variety of vibrant performances and local community programming to our area of the Golden State. Evening summer concerts have become a staple for many locals of the city of Burbank, but also provide a great reason to come into town and see a show. The schedule for this year’s shows has just been announced, making it the perfect time to start planning what concerts you wish to attend:

Starlight BowlBig Bad Voodoo Daddy / Rumble King on July 4.  “An American Celebration” featuring two acts performing tunes in the style of music made famous in the good ol’ U.S. of A – swing! 

Karla Perez / Bandidos de Amor on July 13.  “Latin Night under the Stars” with a special celebration in the honor of the memory of the Queen of Tejano music, Selena.

The Fab Four / The Answer on July 20.  “Back together by popular demand”, this double bill of tribute acts will serenade you with hits from The Beatles and rock out with true classic rock anthems.

Yachtley Crew / Graceband on July 27.  This exciting double bill pairs the “Titans of Soft Rock” with “The King” whose rocking tunes will be accompanied by a world-class laser light show!

Which One’s Pink / The Neil Deal on August 3.  Another week, another noteworthy double bill featuring the progressive tunes of Pink Floyd and the rocking Americana standards of Neil Young!

John Waite / Venice on August 10. The series finale of another show-stopping season at the Starlight Bowl!

(Gates open at 5:30PM / Concerts begin at 6:30PM)

If you’re planning a visit for any of these Burbank concerts, elevate your experience to rockstar status by spending the night with us at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. Our location, less than five miles away from the Starlight Bowl, makes it easy to get to and from the show with the luxurious comfort of our modernly-appointed accommodations ready to serve as a perfect standing ovation worthy encore.