Get Ready to Bust a Move at the 24 Seven Dance Convention

This part dance workshop, part competition is gearing up to make its return to the Burbank Convention Center this February. 

Whether you consider yourself a lord of the dance or a wallflower with no rhythm, the 24 Seven Dance Convention is ready to make you a star on the floor. This touring workshop will be returning to the area when their non-stop dancing extravaganza takes over the Burbank Convention Center from Friday, February 8 through Sunday, February 10, 2019. During these three days, registered attendees can take part in various dance classes and workshops taught by some of the world’s leading dance instructors.

Unsure if this type of dance convention is right for you? As the venue for this tour stop, the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel has a few tips to get the most out of your experience:

24 Seven Dance ConventionWear comfortable clothing!  You’ll be learning many different styles throughout the day. Be sure that your attire works for multiple disciplines (from ballroom to hip-hop).

You don’t need to be at the “front of the class”!  Learn your moves and the instructors will notice, even if you aren’t always in the first row.

Be respectful!  Be polite, courteous, and don’t try to sneak a selfie with your famous instructor as they are getting ready to teach another class.

Have fun and DANCE!

After the long days of leaving your heart and soul on the floor, you’ll want a comfortable retreat to return to. Whether you’re a local Californian or flying in through the adjacent Hollywood Burbank Airport for the event, book a room with us at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel and let our comfortable accommodations and range of amenities be your home-away-from-home for the event!


4 California Museums Every Culture Lover Should Visit

Learn more about the diverse variety of California museums that are waiting to be discovered and enjoyed! 

The plethora of must-see attractions in the Los Angeles area can seem daunting when trying to plan your ultimate visit. These four mainstays always offer interesting and enriching experiences for the whole family.

California MuseumsThe Getty Museum

At The Getty Center, view one of the most premier collections of Western European artwork from the top of the city. The modernly-designed museum will give you breathtaking views of the entire cityscape while you soak up the artistic works from medieval times to the present.   For a more immersive experience, take a trip to the coast and The Getty Villa. Built to resemble a Roman country house from ancient times, the grounds are art in itself. Housed within are 7,000 years of ancient art from the Stone Age to the fall of the Roman Empire.

Autry Museum of Western Heritage

Relieve the art, history, and culture of the American West! With the mission to connect the past with the present, their collection of more than 500,000 artifacts comprise one of the most significant collections of Native American craftsmanship in the country. These works rotate annually to keep the exhibits varied and the experience different every time you visit.

Martial Arts History Museum

The only museum in the country devoted to martial arts, this newer entry to the LA cultural scene allows visitors to learn about the distinct traditional roles the discipline played in each Asian country. A more popular feature is the historical look into the American martial arts culture including films, anime, and video games.

Hollywood Wax Museum

The most visited attraction on Hollywood Boulevard since 1965, get a chance to have your own personal “celebrity sighting” but with a modern twist. No longer do guests just view the wax figures of some of their favorite stars; they get to be part of the action with fun sets and props.

The Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel is a great home base for your visit to these California museums and exploring the greater LA area. Our spacious accommodations and variety of enjoyable amenities will provide you with the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring!


Go Behind the Scenes with a Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood

Forget the traditional “dinner and movie” and take a trip into the magic of the motion pictures on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood.

There are many attractions in the area that revolve around the film industry. From random “celebrity sightings” to the historical landmarks of our beloved Tinseltown, the magic of the movies is ever-present. Yet for those who want to get a true immersive, backstage view should look no further than the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood!

Running daily, this tour will take you on a journey through the past, present, and future of Warner Brothers Studios and their beloved franchises. No two tours will be the same, as the routes change based on the productions that are being currently filmed on the studio lot. Yet some of the traditional aspects, such as the visit through the Prop Department and Archives will remain.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour HollywoodHighlights of this tour are:

Stage 48: Script to Screen – self-guided experience on an interactive soundstage exploring all of the phases of the film production process.

DC Universe: The Exhibit – from the newest addition of Aquaman to the fan-favorite Justice League display, get a glimpse at the costumes and props from these popular comic book film adaptations.

The Wizarding World: Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts Exhibit – a reimagined display combining both timelines in this magical franchise.

The Batcave –the “Picture Car Vault” has been transformed to spotlight Batman and the Caped Crusader’s many famous vehicles.

There are multiple tour options – from the standard Studio Tour to a true “date-night” favorite with the Classics Made Here evening events (offered on select days). No matter your choice, be sure to book in advance. Even though the “studio” is open from 8:00AM to 4:30PM every day, there’s limited availability for each tour.

Keep the magical feeling of the movies alive and complement your tour with a stay at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. Located less than five miles away, feel every bit the movie star in the luxurious comfort of our accommodations.


Your Guide to the 24th LA Art Show

Due to the massive size of this renowned international event, the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel has put together a handy guide for this year’s LA Art Show!

The LA Art Show is returning for its 24th year, running from Thursday, January 24 through Sunday, January 27, 2019. The entire weekend will be filled with so many diverse displays of artistic creativity that it would be easy to get lost in a sensory overload of shapes and color.

To give you an overview of this king of all art shows on the West Coast, the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel have put together a quick guide of the exhibits you can expect to see in the 200,000 square feet of contemporary art:

LA Art ShowCORE – works from the top galleries around the globe in contemporary art.

Modern + Contemporary – the largest selection of works in the show, ranging from contemporary painting, illustration, and sculpture.

DIVERSEartLA – devoted to connecting the “creative energy of international collectors, artists, curators, museums and non-profits” to the people of Los Angeles.

Featured Programming – immersive artwork including many of the show’s live performances.

ROOTS – showcases historical works and the contemporary artists that honor their traditions.

Ink Painting – a comprehensive look at this Pan-Asian style of art with a scale that is rare for outside of Asia.

Littletopia – spotlighting pop art movements that originated in LA.

Dialogs LA – returning for its third year, these talks and panels will give you a better appreciation or new viewpoints on the world of contemporary art.

It would be impossible to view all of the galleries in one day. With multiple day passes available (consult the official calendar for details), consider making it a long weekend of artistic discovery. No matter if you’re local or flying in to the event through the Hollywood Burbank Airport, book your accommodations with us. Located a short distance away, the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel will provide you with all the comforts of home, ensuring your visit is nothing short of a masterpiece!


California Weddings at The Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel

When choosing from the various Burbank Wedding Venues, there are three “C’s” that make our hotel stand above the rest!

The Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel loves to welcome guests of all types from our overnight visitors to our restaurant patrons and conventioneers alike! Yet we hold a special place in our hearts for the couples who decide to use our luxuriously-appointed property as the setting for their wedding reception. If you need some convincing while deciding amongst the many Burbank wedding venues, here’s a list of the top 3 reasons guests choose us for their Big Day!

California WeddingsConvenience
All California weddings have one thing in common – not every guest lives in the Golden State. Your entire wedding weekend will become an event when every member of the congregation can stay close together. Book a block of rooms and celebrate at all hours with your friends and family. Also, a big addition to the standard hotel convenience is our unbeatable proximity to the Hollywood Burbank Airport.

Cost
While not a “deal-breaker” for every couple (or their parents), having your wedding reception with us can be cost-effective. We have a variety of amenities and wedding packages that include every service you’ll need to plan your perfect celebration! From professional planners to a full catering staff, your designated budget will be honored but with special touches to make your day truly one to remember.

Charm
Stress will be kept to a minimum when planning a reception with us. We work hard to ensure that each and every couple’s dreams come true. With over 45,000 square feet of elegant event space that can accommodate up to 2,000, there are no parameters to how lavish or intimate your gathering needs to be.

Culture (Bonus “C”)
No matter your specific cultural traditions – whether ethnic, religious, or just familial – our team will work closely with you to meet all of your needs. This includes everything from the larger adherence to all rituals to the smaller intricacies such as special menus to meet the any dietary requirements.

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Join Us for America’s New Year Celebration at the 105th Rose Bowl Game and Tournament of Roses Parade

The countdown is on and the “Granddaddy of Them All” is almost here, making now the perfect time to prepare for your visit to Rose Bowl Stadium!

New York City and Times Square have their annual New Year’s Eve “ball drop”. But when the morning comes, the nation’s attention annually switches coasts to ring in the New Year in Golden State style! For nearly 130 years, a dynamic duo of events, produced by the Tournament of Roses, has made Pasadena the place to be on January 1st, and 2019 is no exception.

105th Rose Bowl Game and Tournament of Roses ParadeTournament of Roses Parade
Is it a long-standing tradition in your household to get up early and watch this annual parade on New Year’s Day? You’re not alone, as millions tune in annually to see this impressive spectacle of florally-inspired floats. Originally named “The Battle of the Flowers”, 2019’s event will showcase the traditional floats, marching bands, and equestrian units as they make their way down the celebrated 5 ½ mile stretch of Colorado Boulevard, celebrating this year’s theme, "The Melody of Life"! True to form, the theme complements the parade’s chosen Grand Marshal – the “Queen of Funk”, Chaka Khan!

105th Rose Bowl Game
Once the last note rings out from the petal parade, all eyes turn to the Rose Bowl Stadium! Now a member of the New Year’s Six, the 105th Rose Bowl Game will showcase two of the nation’s top college football teams when the #6-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes, champions of the Big Ten, take on the #9-ranked Washington Huskies, champions of the Pac-12.  Even if the nation’s oldest Bowl Game is not a part of the College Football Playoff this year, the “Granddaddy of Them All” is always a bucket-list worthy sporting event!

Coming to the area for New Year’s Day? No matter if you’re local or flying in through the nearby Hollywood Burbank Airport, book your stay at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, and enjoy the perfect home base for all of your Rose Bowl celebrations!


Lace Up Some Skates at The Rink in Downtown Burbank

Discover the premier destination for this traditional winter weather activity in the heart of Downtown Burbank!

When visiting the Golden State during the holiday season, the temperate weather and sunny skies may make it seem impossible to enjoy any true ‘winter wonderland’ style of festivities. If you want to build a snowman, you’re probably still out of luck! But from December 13 through January 6, another classic colder climate activity, taking place right in Downtown Burbank, will be sure to get you in the holiday spirit!

The Rink in Downtown BurbankTake a trip to City Hall, strap on some blades, and get ready for some outdoor ice skating at The Rink in Downtown Burbank! From 10:00AM for 10:00PM daily, this annual holiday tradition brings a conventional winter pastime right to the heart of our beloved city. Even as the temps soar, take to the ice and show off on your skates. Even the smallest of children will find themselves skating in style as a rentable skate aid in the adorable form of “Bobby the Seal” will keep them upright (for the most part)! For the older set who aren’t the most surefooted, show up early on Saturday mornings for some skate lessons before your 90-minute session begins! General admission tickets are $10 per person (with a supplemental fee of $6 for a skate rental and $8 for the skating aid).

As the hours are extended on Friday and Saturday to 11:30PM, consider making it a true night on the town by booking a room with us at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. Located minutes away from The Rink, our spacious accommodations and variety of enjoyable amenities will provide you with the perfect place to unwind from your seasonal skating in both comfort and style!


Embrace The Magic of the Season at Six Flags Holiday in the Park!

Start a new tradition and visit Six Flags Magic Mountain for one of the biggest and brightest holiday celebrations in the area! 

During the holiday season, The Thrill Capital of the World upholds its thrilling status but with a chilling twist, bringing the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ to life with its annual celebration - Six Flags Holiday in the Park!

Six Flags Holiday in the ParkWhat a Bright Time…

On select days from now through December 30, Six Flags Magic Mountain will be transformed into a winter wonderland. As carolers sing into the night, thousands of glittering lights will make your days merry and bright. And the artificial snowfall will ensure that even in the Golden State, it’ll also be white!

It’s the Right Time…
On top of the normal rides and attractions, the Holiday in the Park festivities include special attractions to help you embrace the spirit of the season. From larger-than-life festive displays to unique food and treats concocted for this special event, there’s something for every member of your family to enjoy! This year’s highlights include:

Santa’s Wild Sleigh Ride: a virtual-reality adventure of flying with the Jolly Old Man himself.

Rockin’ Universe Light Show: the DC Universe lights up the park with one of the largest programmed light shows in the region.

Santa’s Cottage: new for 2018, meet Santa in his very own home, complete with some crafting time with Mrs. Claus.

To Rock the Night Away!
The best way to get the most out of the Holiday in the Park festivities is to stay late, when the beauty of the twinkling lights truly captivates both the eyes and soul. To thoroughly enjoy this festive day out, book a room at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel! Only a short distance from Six Flags Magic Mountain, our comfortable, modernly-appointed accommodations are the perfect way to warm up and end the night in merry, magical style!


Tis the Season to Celebrate the Holidays at Universal Studios Hollywood!

A delightful duo of festive attractions are set to make their return to help you ring in the Holidays at Universal Studios Hollywood. 

Having trouble getting into the holiday spirit? Unable to feel the magic of the season? Is your inner Grinch showing? Running from November 17, 2018 through January 6, 2019, create new memories by celebrating the Holidays at Universal Studios Hollywood. The entire park will be adorned with festive décor, including your favorite wandering costumed characters, while you dine on seasonal fare and enjoy the fun-filled excitement of the famous rides and attractions. Returning once again this year are two holiday-inspired attractions that will make even the biggest Scrooge crack a smile.

Holidays at Universal Studios Hollywood

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™

Already one of the top reasons to visit the park, during this time of year, you’ll feel as if you truly were spending the holidays at Hogwarts. The holiday décor runs throughout the streets of Hogsmeade, culminating with The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts™ Castle light show each night. Returning favorites such as the Holiday Frog Choir will be made all the more magical with the new nightly snowfall, further pulling you from the Golden State and into this wizarding world!

Grinchmas™

On selected dates, the holidays become “wholidays” when Dr. Seuss’s beloved characters come to life. Max, Cindy Lou Who, and of course The Grinch himself will be on hand to get you in the seasonal Seussian spirit. Snap a photo, watch the Whos perform their classic festive tunes, and experience a tree lighting ceremony unlike any other.

With so much to experience at Universal Studios Hollywood, it’s best to plan ahead. After taking a trip through Hogsmeade and Whoville, you’ll want a place to come down from your fantastical festive fun in luxurious style and comfort. Located five miles away, Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel provides the perfect home base for any Universal Studio adventure! Book your room today!


Festive Fun Is at Your Fingertips at Stevie Wonder’s House Full of Toys Benefit Concert

Holiday cheer will be signed, sealed, delivered at this 22nd Annual holiday event at the Staples Center this December.

Tell all of your part-time lovers. Call up the sunshine of your life (and no, not just to say “I love you”). The holiday season is almost upon us and with it brings the 22nd Annual Stevie Wonder’s House Full Of Toys Benefit Concert, one of the most beloved benefit concert events to hit Los Angeles every December. This year – taking place at the iconic Staples Center on Sunday, December 9th – “Little Stevie” is promising a “Song Party” that is a true celebration of life, love, and music! Those three attributes perfectly encapsulate this icon’s decade spanning career and will be surely on full display during his beloved benefit.

“Music is a world within itself with a language we all understand” 

22nd Annual Stevie Wonder’s House Full Of Toys Benefit ConcertThe “Sir Duke” maestro and his timeless lyrics have touched the hearts and souls of generations. Getting a chance to see him live, even now at 68-years-young, is truly can’t miss. Yet what makes this concert even more memorable is its philanthropic heart, a testament to the character and charitable soul of this living legend. In support of his own non-profit We Are You Foundation, which benefits children, people with disabilities, and families in need, attendees are encouraged to participate in the concert’s toy drive by bringing an unwrapped gift to the show. While Stevie gives you the gift of his soulful melodies, you will bring joy to someone less fortunate during such a festive time of the year.

Don’t be Uptight!

Everything is alright when you end your soulful trip through Stevie’s songbook with a relaxing evening in the luxurious accommodations of the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. Located minutes away from the iconic Downtown LA venue, our comfortable, well-appointed guest rooms provide the perfect home-away-from-home for any Staples Center event.