During my stay, I stayed at the fabulous Langham Huntington Pasadena, a world class hotel nestled in the outskirts of downtown Los Angeles. The Langham has earned several awards and distinctions, including #1 Hotel in Los Angeles (US News + World Report), 500 World's Best Hotels (Travel + Leisure), #3 Spa in the World (Global Traveler Magazine), and the hotel's gourmet cuisine has even earned a much coveted distinction in the Best Chef Pacific Category, nomination for Chef Feau by The James Beard Foundation. (For those of you who aren't foodies, trust me, this is a huge deal in the culinary world!) These are just a few of the many, many recognitions the Langham Huntington Pasadena has received. So naturally, I was incredibly excited and honored to have been chosen to participate in an event with such posh surroundings.
The hotel itself is gleaming and palatial, and reminded me of something out of a fairytale. With beautiful balconies, walkways, and staircases, this is fit to be any Princess's castle. The Langham is what dreams are made of. You know, the kind of dream you have when you've been chasing children, cleaning, cooking, and dealing with pure chaos all day. The outward appearance of the Langham screams luxury, comfort, and peacefulness. To a frazzled Mom like me, it's a dream come true!
Speaking of chandeliers, I have to tell a funny story. During my trip, I made friends with 2 amazing bloggers, Becky and Kelli. We all stayed in the Langham after the event concluded, as our flights didn't leave until Saturday. This gave us to opportunity to get to know each other, have dinner, and explore the hotel in depth.
As we were walking through the hotel, we noticed there were a ton of chandeliers. I inquired, "I wonder how many chandeliers there are here?" Well, Kelli decided we should visit the front desk and try to find out. Abby, the front desk attendant, handled the situation very, very well. Of course she had no idea how many there were, but she tried to find out for us, and she didn't burst out laughing at our random question. (Just for the record, Becky, Kelli and I were laughing...a lot.) So Abby, if you happen to read this review, thanks for being a good sport and if you find out the number, we'd still love to know!
I spent quite some time just exploring the hotel and taking in all of the beauty and opulence surrounding me. I can see why the Langham is a favorite location of many celebrities!
I also noticed that there was a gift bag on my bed and personalized letter welcoming me to the Langham. Inside the bag were some goodies like a Langham branded coffee travel mug, some Palm Court Exotic Blend Tea, a dark chocolate espresso bar made by the culinary geniuses in the Langham kitchens, and even some doggy treats. (More about that later!) The Langham really shines in guest services, and they pay attention to detail. The entire staff was also incredibly friendly and helpful during my stay. I felt very welcomed and valued as a guest. The folks at the Langham give each visitor the star treatment.
The food was a thing of beauty, too. The night I arrived at the Langham, I was thrilled to enjoy a nice dinner with all of the other Disney Bloggers and our awesome pals from Disney. I started the meal with a Field Greens Salad. This salad features Strawberries, Caramelized Walnuts, Bleu Cheese, dressed in a surprising Vanilla Balsamic Vinaigrette.
There were also artisan breads and a dessert bar, which included a sinful Chocolate Flan and Dulce de Leche Ice Cream. Yum!
My favorite dish during our luncheon was the marinated Avocado and Tomato Salad. It was fresh, had bright flavors, and was oh so tasty. The chefs at the Langham are phenomenal. They pair imagination with culinary knowledge and exceptional skill. The results are absolutely amazing. The flavor profiles found at any of the hotel's restaurants will take your taste buds on a culinary adventure.
During your stay, your pooch will be spoiled with doggy spa services and massages, and even their own plush Langham dog bed. You will also receive handmade doggy delicacies and treats.
The chefs at the Langham prepare nutritious gourmet dog foods that can be delivered right to your room. Some examples of this carefully prepared doggy cuisine include:
The Bowser Burger:
All-beef burger meat served with raw carrots and snap peas
Chow Down Chicken Breast:
Grilled free range chicken breast served with a side of rice
Scrappy’s Steak n’ Eggs:
Petite filet mignon, served with two scrambled eggs
The Doggie Diet: Crunchy Crudité
Raw carrots, snap peas, green beans and sliced apples
Sides & Treats:
• Pooch’s Pilaf
• All Natural Dog Treats from Three Dog Bakery
• Tiffin Afternoon Tea Treats from Three Dog Bakery
Choice of Mini Donuts, Cupcakes, Carrot Cake
Afternoon Tea Treats made with yogurt powder, buttermilk, sugar-free apple sauce and honey
Below I have photos of Papi and Chloe from Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta! enjoying a relaxing dog massage as well as of in-room dog amenities.
Add to that the beautiful scenery, posh gardens, and acclaimed restaurants, and the fact that they're pet-friendly...Wow. This hotel has everything a guest could ever want. I was so impressed with my surroundings and the overall feel of the Langham, I was almost sad to depart for home. Now when I am stressed out, I have the perfect setting for all of my daydreaming. Right there on the Terrace of the Langham with a nice cocktail, a good book and a Terrace Burger.
Want to learn more about the Langham Huntington Pasadena?
Check out their website!
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I would like to thank the generous folks at Disney and the Langham Huntington Pasadena for a once in a lifetime experience. It was an honor to be your guest during this event.
***Disclosure: I received travel and accommodations from Disney to facilitate this review. No other compensation was provided and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***