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July 2019

The Perks of Planning Meetings and Events at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel in 2019

Your one-stop shop to the many benefits of hosting your next events at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel! 

No two events are the same. Even if you have an annual gathering, each and every year will pose new challenges and specifications that go into ensuring it is an all-around success! There are few guarantees in life, but the entire team at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel truly believes that hosting your meeting or event with us is the first step toward “guaranteeing” a memorable time for all involved.

Burbank Convention CenterThe Meetings and Events section on our website does a wonderful job of outlining all of the details for you, from floor plans of each and every Burbank Meeting Space we have at your disposal to the variety of tools and amenities we can provide to ensure your vision is fully realized. It would be hard for us to better convey the convenience of our location, adjacent to not only our Burbank Convention Center (which would be the perfect Burbank Event Space for any large-scale gathering), but the Hollywood Burbank Airport for guests flying in to town. Each and every aspect of our venue and the state-of-the-art technology we offer can be best found there.

Yet for 2019, our Marriott Sales and Catering Team has decided to add extra perks when you choose to book your event with us. Just like we are ready to personalize your event to cater to your specifications in each and every detail, you can choose three of the following six perks to add to your booking:

  • Double Marriott Bonvoy Rewards Points
  • Complimentary Coffee Break
  • 65” Flat Screen or LCD Projector Discount Package
  • 10% Off : Choose from your Meeting Room Rental or Catering Menus
  • 10% Off : Audio/Visual
  • Discounted Self-Parking

This new perks are on top of our everyday bonuses that ensure you plan an inspired event. Discounted room blocks for your guests, App-based tools, and the expert guidance of our professional meeting planners… don’t wait and get started planning your meeting or event with the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel today!


Three Reasons to Check Out the Burbank International Film Festival

One of the most prestigious film festivals in Burbank will be returning to the area on September 4, 2019.

Burbank International Film Festival

Now in its 11th year, the Burbank International Film Festival (BIFF) is set to return to the Media Capital of the World in September. This five-day film festival will be screening more than 180 short films and features that represent 60 countries across the globe. The festival is juried and offers over 20 awards in a variety of categories from “Best Feature Film” and “Short Film By Women” to personal honors such as “Best Actor” and “Feature Film Scoring/Composing”. Yet why should you want to check out one of the most celebrated film festivals in Burbank?

Promotes Independent Filmmaking.  Before they became household names, Steven Spielberg and Christopher Nolan were independent filmmakers. The BIFF mission is to promote those filmmakers that have yet to get their big break and are just emerging on the scene. By distributing these unknown works to a larger public, the stars of tomorrow have a chance to shine and take a step toward Tarentino status.

New Category: LGBTQ Inclusive Short Film.  Promoting equality in the entertainment field, this new category is meant to inspire the next generation of filmmakers to fully embrace and promote the celebration of LGBTQ stories and themes on screen.

Closing Night Dinner & Gala Awards Show.  On Sunday, September 9th, the film festival comes to a close with the ‘Closing Night’ festivities. Starting with a Cocktail Reception (5:30) that leads into the Three-Course Dinner and Awards Show (6:30PM), this is the night where the BIFF truly shines, acknowledging the films that made the biggest impact and will earn top honors in their respective categories. The Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel is honored to be the host for all of these ‘Closing Night’ festivities and looks forward to helping spotlight the tomorrow’s stars of the film industry today.

If you’re planning a visit to the Los Angeles area for BIFF, receive true superstar treatment by booking a stay with us at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. Our 4-star Burbank hotel offers spacious guest rooms and modern amenities in a peerless location, as not only are we the hosts for the Closing Night festivities, but we’re in proximity to all of the screenings and special events for the entire festival.


Discover Tomorrow’s Stars Today at the Burbank Comedy Festival

The 6th annual Burbank Comedy Festival returns to the area this August for a week full of laughs! 

There aren’t that many comedy festivals in Burbank each and every year. But when August rolls around on the calendar, the “Media Capital of the World” shines a big fat spotlight on the hottest new talent in comedy. Now in its sixth year, the Burbank Comedy Festival promises to be a week full of laughs, shining that light on over 200 of the hottest comedians from across the globe. Headquartered at the Flappers Comedy Club Burbank, the festival runs from Sunday, August 11 to Saturday, August, 17 2019 and includes a variety of events from shows, workshops, and panel discussions.

Burbank Comedy FestivalWhat to Expect.  The highlights of the Burbank Comedy Festival are the shows that take place throughout the week at Flappers Comedy Club. Passes are available offering access to all of the events, but tickets for many of the marquee shows can be purchased individually as well. The full schedule of events includes standup performances, panels, podcasts, workshops, and a variety of smaller after party festivities.

Discover the New Kings and Queens of Comedy.  This year kicks off with a ‘Grand Opening with Hal Sparks’ on Sunday, August 11. What follows will be over 100 events showcasing some household names, some breakout up-and-comers, and many ‘unknowns’ who are ready for their chance to steal some of the spotlight and a few laughs in the process. Some events will focus on a specific aspect of the comedy field from voice-over work to stand-up to the not so funny sides of the business like marketing yourself and gaining an audience. A few of the can’t-miss events this year are the We Talk Funny panel event with some of your favorite cartoon voice actors (Monday, August 12) and the ever-popular Wittiest Women All-Female Showcase (Tuesday, August 13).

Be sure that you are ready for all of the laughs and that your Burbank Comedy Festival experience doesn’t take a turn toward tragedy by booking a room with us at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. No matter if you come to town for one night or the whole week of events, our convenient location less than five miles away from the Flappers Comedy Club will keep you in the center of the action while affording you all of the comforts of home (and then some)!


Three Reasons to Check Out Universal Studios Hollywood This Summer

From King Kong to Harry Potter, movies come to life at Universal Studios Hollywood every day!

Although Universal Studios Hollywood has been “The Entertainment Capital of LA” since 1912, when the theme park opened in 1964, it brought movies to life in a totally new way. Now 54 years later, this institution in Universal City is as popular as ever, thanks to new attractions always popping up behind their gates. While the just announced The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! attraction will not be open to the public until 2020, here are three reasons you should be sure to check out the park now in 2019:

Universal Studios HollywoodThe Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  Being such a beloved franchise, there was no way all of the magic could be contained to one attraction. Thus, in 2016, an entire themed area of the park was created to honor the film series and all of its iconic characters. From rides such as Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and Flight of the Hippogrif to special eateries and shops where Chocolate Frogs and magic wands are available for purchase, every pure-blood, half-blood, muggle-born, or squib will have an unforgettable trip through this wizarding world.

King Kong 360 3-D.  They don’t get much larger than this attraction that opened as part of the Studio Tour in 2010. Taking guests to a recreated version of Skull Island from the 2005 film, King Kong, be prepared to witness a mighty brawl between the King of Apes and a pack of Venatosaurus. Being caught in the middle of such an epic throw-down is made all the more scream-inducing by the immersive HD 3-D imagery that surrounds your tram car on two 200-foot wide screens!

Jurassic World – The Ride.  The wait is almost over! In just a few weeks, the major retheming of the original Jurassic Park: The Ride will open to the public as an all-new Jurassic World attraction. “More real. More intense.” is not just a tagline as your favorite actors from the new Jurassic World franchise will be on hand to guide you through the attraction and your encounters with both the docile and the extremely predatory dinosaurs from the films. And get ready to get wet as the 84-foot waterfall drop that ends this anticipated attraction is sure to cause a splash!

After enjoying an exhilarating day of movie magic at Universal Studios Hollywood, be prepared to come back, kick off your shoes, and relax in true home-away-from-home comfort by booking a stay with us at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. We’re only five miles away from all of the action and offer upscale amenities and spacious, modernly-appointed accommodations that make it easy for your whole family to be away from home.


Hit the Right Note with These Upcoming Hollywood Bowl Concerts

Summer is here bringing with it longer days and an abundance of Hollywood outdoor concerts.

When you think of the top destination for live music in Southern California, there is one iconic venue that stands above all of the other amphitheaters in Hollywood. With the iconic silhouette of its famed band shell, The Hollywood Bowl has hosted every top act across all genres of music since its opening in 1922. This year, their slate of Hollywood outdoor concerts is just as ripe with talent. No matter your personal preference, from swinging crooners to pop legends to a leading man turning in his SAG card to hit the stage, we’ve rounded up some of the can’t-miss shows of the summer concert season:

Upcoming Hollywood Bowl ConcertsChrissie Hynde | Saturday, July 6 - The trailblazing lead singer of The Pretenders presents a world-premiere event, making her Hollywood Bowl debut to promote her new ‘jazz-dub’ album backed by a full orchestra. But fear not, your favorite Pretenders hits will be reimagined and mixed into the set list – truly the best of both worlds!

Tony Bennett | Wednesday, July 10 - His heart may have been left in San Francisco, but this living legend is bringing his talent to Los Angeles. With seven decades of repertoire, it will be a swinging night of jazzy joy underneath the Bowl.

Hugh Jackman | Friday, July 19 & Saturday, July 20 - The Man. The Music. The Show. Talk about a tagline that rings true as the star of the stage and the silver screen will be singing the hits from his variety of musical performances. From ‘The Boy From Oz’ to ‘Les Misérables,’ this former X-Man turned ‘Greatest Showman’ will be backed by a full orchestra and few special guest stars!

Lionel Richie | Monday, August 5 - There may be no ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’ but you will be partying ‘All Night Long’ with this pop legend! Even better, this event is being performed under “House Rules”, meaning you can bring your own food and drink into the Bowl!

If you want to experience any of these Hollywood Bowl concerts (or any other special events on their full schedule), make sure to book a room with us at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. Located less than 10 miles away, our comfortable accommodations and extensive range of amenities will provide you with the perfect standing ovation-worthy encore to your night at The Bowl!