Last weekend I had the privilege to attend the Press Release and DVD Screening of Disney’s Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3 in Pasadena California. I stayed at The Langham Huntington, which is set on 23 acres overlooking the suburbs of San Marino. This is where the movie was actually filmed! After watching the movie, I went around the hotel saying, “I ate there, I saw that in the movie…” It was quite an experience.
I arrived at Los Angeles airport and had about a 45-minute drive to the hotel, luckily I had a driver. As I got closer to the hotel, I was surprised to realize that it is surrounded by a neighborhood, albeit a very nice neighborhood. As we pulled into the hotel, I couldn’t wait to see the inside. As you can see the lobby contained a beautiful flower arrangement which the fragrance just filled the room.
The Langham Huntington, Pasadena is an iconic landmark hotel since 1907 and is based on the original Langham grand hotel of 1865 in London. When I checked into my room I was greeted with a beautiful flower arrangement, chocolates, and champagne! I thought wow, they really outdo themselves. Then come it find out that my wonderful husband had the flowers and champagne sent to my room for my arrival. How sweet is he! My Deluxe Room was “Spacious and sophisticated, these rooms project the aura of a bygone era with tasteful period furnishings. Framed by ornate drapes, the windows allow the room to fill with natural light. Italian marble bathrooms and Frette linens complete the picture of opulence.”
While walking around the grounds, there was a quite and calming effect that it had on me. My room overlooked the Picture Bridge, so I set out on a mission to find it and see what it was all about. The Bridge contained paintings of California scenes. It was built in 1913 and scenes were painted by Frank Moore in 1932.
On my first night at The Langham, I got in late and ordered room service. I had a Caesar salad with shaved Parmesan and a mozzarella pizza. The next night I had a Terrace burger that was topped with a cheddar crisp. I have made cheddar crisps at home but never thought of placing on a burger, very good. Then on Saturday morning, I dined outside at the Terrace and had breakfast. I sat adjacent to the pool in the cool early morning air, I was very relaxed and ready to start my four-hour flight back home.
Now, while I don’t have a dog, a few of the other bloggers that attended did and brought them along for the fun.
You can read some of the other posts by bloggers who did bring their pups and how they were living in the lap of luxury this weekend:
- My Silly Monkeys – The Langham in Pasadena
- Rockin’ Mama: The Langham Huntington Introduces It’s New Doggie Program
Here is what the hotel offers for your precious pooch:
“We invite you to pamper your pet with our Langham Doggie Program! For just $135*, you and your dog will receive the in-room use of a luxurious Langham pink porcelain pet bowl, gold mat and a plush pink bed pillow; a bag of gourmet doggie treats upon check-in; a doggie door hanger; and The Langham Doggie Newsletter, which is full of activities for you and your dog to enjoy at the hotel and around town. The Langham Doggie Program also includes a one-time room deep cleaning upon check-out.”
And now for the bit hit, for the dogs anyway, the Doggie Day Spa. The dogs that attended the event were treated to a massage provided by Bliss Paws, Certified Canine Massage Therapists. Bliss Paws will also provide dog massage therapies in your room!
Make sure to watch out next week for my posts on the review of the movie, a giveaway, and interviews with the director, producer, and dog trainers.