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Virgin Atlantic/Bedsonline/Worldchoice California Fam - Los Angeles isn’t just a destination, it’s an experience

1st November 2017 - 12:20pm

Regina Curran (Club Travel) tastes a special Hollywood cocktail.

Regina Curran (Club Travel) tastes a special Hollywood cocktail.

The next stop on our visit to California was L.A., the entertainment capital of the world where we were generously hosted by Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board. We stayed for two nights in Lowes Hotel, Hollywood which is located in the centre of all the action at Hollywood and Highland, a perfect base for moving and shaking-Hollywood style, right next to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Our gracious host during our stay was Greg Nigh (Director of Sales Lowes Hotel, Hollywood) who gave us a tour of the hotel which is next door to the Dolby Theatre where the Oscars ceremony is held and is home to the press rooms where newly-minted Oscar-winners meet the media, as well as the location of the star studded Governor’s Ball. On our first evening we walked to dinner in the nearby Hard Rock Cafe, Hollywood and took in the eclectic atmosphere. We even stopped for a while to watch a movie in the making on Hollywood Boulevard. Great buzz.


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Regina Curran (Club Travel) tastes a special Hollywood cocktail.
Welcome to Los Angeles, California.
Loews Hotel, Hollywood, our base for 2 nights.
Typical bedroom in Lowes Hotel, Hollywood.
Greg Nigh (Director of Sales), Jim Caul (Director of Marketing both Lowes Hotel) Carol Anne O’Neill (Worldchoice), Holly Best (Virgin Atlantic), Brian Johnson (GM Lowes Hotel) and Thomas McNally (Bedsonline).
Thomas McNally (Bedsonline),Greg Nigh (Director of Sales Lowes Hotel) and Holly Best (Virgin Atlantic).
 View from room of Lowes Hotel with Hollywood sign in background. Sister Act was filmed in the Church.
Holly Best (Virgin Atlantic) with Pug, pet dog of Greg Nigh (Director of Sales Lowes Hotel).
Out on the town in Hollywood, Los Angeles.
Carmel Hayes (Strand Travel) and Avril Murgatroyd (Travel Leaders).
Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz) with Hollywood model friend.
Avril Murgatroyd (Travel Leaders), Kristyna Cesalova (Naval Travel) and Lorraine Crowley (Shandon Travel) hold a Hollywood pirate to ransom.
At dinner in the Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood.
Thomas McNally (Bedsonline) plays the drums in Hollywood.
Avril Murgatroyd (Travel Leaders) and Carol Anne O’Neill (Worldchoice) share a Hollywood cocktail.
Some of our group meet Nathan Morris and Shawn Stockman of R&B Group Boyz 11 Men who were performing in L.A.

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