THE 2012 OSCARS

With the 2012 Oscars looming, many celebrities and entertainment elite have begun planning for their 2012 Oscars Gala, everything from attire to accommodations. For regular Oscar lovers and aficionados, now is not the time to dither if you want partake of the festivities and catch a glimpse of the stars lining the red carpet.

The 2012 Oscars will be held at the Kodak Theater on Sunday, February 26th and will be hosted by Billy Crystal. Many celebrities already live in Los Angeles, but out-of- towners will be booking into luxury hotels or lux furnished rentals. Some of the past celebrity favorites have been The Beverly Hilton, The Beverly Wilshire, and The Four Seasons Hotels. And while these choices may be out of reach for most folks, Los Angeles has no lack of economical alternatives.

While traditional hotels will be much in demand, more and more people opt for furnished accommodation in the Los Angeles area. With a population of nearly 20 million residents spread out over thousands of square miles, rental options can vary greatly. But if you’re coming to Los Angeles to enjoy not only the Oscars but also the many attractions the city has to offer, keep a few key areas on top of your list.

Known around the world as the Silver Screen capital, Hollywood is the obvious choice for total Oscar immersion. From the Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars, to the Mann Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Sign, the Griffith Park Observatory, Universal Studios Hollywood, and many more attractions, Hollywood is THE destination for nearly 46 million yearly visitors.     

Malibu is also a prime destination. Some of the most stunning, pristine beaches in the Greater Los Angeles area grace this haven. Check out the Malibu surf, the Santa Monica pier, Venice and more, all just minutes away from this vacation mecca. You may bump into a few stars along the way.

The perfect place for a taste of the luxury lifestyle, Beverly Hills is the playground of celebrities and millionaires from across the globe. Featuring some of the world’s best fashion, shopping, dining and night life, Beverly Hills is, well Beverly Hills. Check out Rodeo Drive for a day of true indulgence, or take a drive through the manicured streets of Beverly HIlls. Dine at the famous Spago’s restaurant and pretend you’re rich and famous for an evening.

WHERE TO STAY: The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel was hosted the 1st Academy Awards in 1929 inside its Blossom Ballroom. Today, the Oscars are held at the Kodak Theatre, just down the road. However, this hotel is still the place for celebrity sightings and Oscar after-parties.

The Sunset Tower Hotel originally built in 1929, is a famous landmark luxury hotel on Sunset Strip. This 4.5 star hotel has continued to provide highly polished service, a glamorous atmosphere and Oscar-worthy amenities since the moment it first opened its doors. Former residents of this elegant Art Deco style building include the likes of Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor, to name just a few. Stay with us for complimentary wifi, spa credits, and continental breakfast for two.

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