Today I flew over Los Angeles and I saw the best view I have ever seen of downtown Los Angeles. The plane flew right by the LA Staples Center and I recognized the adjacent JW Marriott/Ritz-Carlton building. I haven’t been in “downtown” Los Angeles since 1977. This might be the year I finally return.
JW Marriott Los Angeles at LA Live is celebrating its 1st birthday on Tuesday, February 15, 2011. The hotel is offering a special “Happy Birthday” package for 10 lucky guests who will be able to book the JW Marriott 1,566 sq. ft. Chairman Suite for $1.
The Chairman Suite is the hotel’s most luxurious suite with views of the Los Angeles skyline. The package also includes two glasses of champagne at the gLAnce Bar, breakfast for two at LA Market restaurant and complimentary valet parking. This package is only available for a Friday or Saturday night stay from August 6, 2011 to September 10, 2011.
[I would like to see the view tonight from the Chairman Suite when the winter air is crystal clear in Los Angeles. This package is for August and September when smog tends to be the worst in LA. ]
Happy Birthday packages go on sale at 9:00am PST/12:00pm EST on Tuesday, February 15.
[2-15-11 Update: Turns out JW Marriott L.A. posted the incorrect time of 9am on their website all weekend prior to this deal. My blog post is evidence this 9am PST time was posted since I took a JW Marriott L.A. website screenshot that was an image included in the original post here.
The original J.W. Marriott February 9 press release dated stated 8amPST as the sale time, however, the JW Marriott website showed 9amPST as the sale time up until the day before the sale. Many unlucky potential guests like me found the time had changed from 9amPST to 8amPST when loading the JW Marriott L.A. website to learn the sale had happened the hour before.
We all make mistakes, but there is no evidence I was able to find for J.W. Marriott L.A. admitting to the fact the incorrect time of 9amPST/12:00pmEST for this offer was posted on their website for days prior to the sale. There is plenty of evidence that other people, like me, arrived to the site slightly before 9amPST to learn the sale had already happened.
And apparently the price of $80,000 and $90,000 even showed up for some guests who looked to book at 8amPST.
Happy first birthday JW Marriott Los Angeles.
JW Marriott Birthday Package Rate Code: ES6
Bookable dates for Birthday Package:
- Saturday August 6
- Friday August 12
- Saturday August 13
- Friday August 19
- Saturday August 20
- Friday August 26
- Saturday August 27
- Friday September 2
- Saturday September 3
- Friday September 9
- Saturday September 10
I thought this might mean one package for every potential date, but that doesn’t work out neatly since there are 11 possible dates to book.
The value posted for this package is $4,000.
JW Marriott Los Angeles Chairman Suite
The brilliance that is LA style has been incorporated into our most spectacular suites, the expansive 1566 square foot Chairman Suites. A stunning entry hall leads into a spacious living area over looking the skyline of Los Angeles.
A dining room seats up to 8. These suites are outfitted with multiple 42″ LCD HDTV’s, , private kitchen, 2 living areas and powder room. A private bedroom features the Marriott Revive Bed, plug in panel for the way you work and play, and a 42″ LCD HDTV.
The bathroom is complete with separate bathtub and shower and dual vanities. Each suite is outfitted with a sleeper sofa for additional bed options as well as the option for a 2nd connecting bedroom.
The very finest accommodations at the JW Marriott Los Angeles at LA Live!