Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Next Time You're in L.A....

Outdoor cabanas, fire pits, a vamped DJ station and tall bamboo create the luxury setting for Hollywood's next night out - at a Marriott? Yes. With its lounge Glow and recent design overhaul, Marina del Rey Marriott is changing the conventional perception of the hotel brand and attracting a surprisingly different generation of customers.

Designed to appeal to the senses, Glow is an open-air lounge featuring fire pits, water treatments, radiating amber-hued lamps and a black-tented gazebo. Renowned local DJs, premium bottle service and private VIP cabanas are among Glow's signatures. Both day and night, Glow is open to guests and the public seven days a week.
Every weekend this summer 2010 on Friday and Saturday nights Glow will be featuring a slew of talented DJs. We invite you to grab a cocktail, sit and enjoy dinner or maybe a snack while sitting under the stars listening to our DJs take you on a musical journey.

Flashback Friday Nights - Dive into the 70's and 80's all night long with some of your favorite old school rock and alternative sounds, obscure mash-ups and remixes. Our DJs will take you on a Flashback journey that kicks off at 8:30pm and goes until 1:30am.

Saturday Night Mix - Enjoy the deep and soulful house grooves early in the evening. Stay late with us as we mix in some big room remixes, funky and dirty dance hits all under the house sound that kicks off at 8:30pm and goes until 1:30am.

This summer, Glow has also created some new signature cocktails such as a grapefruit jalapeno martini (modern spirits grapefruit honey vodka, muddled jalapeno & agave, grapefruit juice, club soda) along with a list of others; White Grape Martini, Coconut Lime Martini, Cucumber Gin Martini, Raspberry Limeade, and Mangotini. You can catch their Happy Hour on Mondays thru Fridays 4:00pm-7:00pm with deals on select draft beer for $4, wine for $6, and appetizers for $6.

Glow, the hotel lobby's aptly-named outdoor oasis of golden light, music, cocktails and gourmet bites, firmly establishes Marina del Rey Marriott's new lifestyle environment, and is readily attracting the property's new, desired customer. "With Glow we are creating an atmosphere for the young entertainment professional," says Murray Lowe. "It's a welcomed environment in that it is high-end and unassuming at the same time"
"Glow is a laid back lounge atmosphere, it is not a night club, so if you looking for a place to hear music and talk while relaxing then this is the venue for you." states Mason Rothert (Resident DJ at Glow).

Marina del Rey Marriott has always been considered exceptional in its market, with its prime location overlooking the scenic yacht-filled bay, private rooftop helicopter landing pad and penthouse ballroom boasting expansive bay, city and coastline views. The 395-room hotel is "going boutique" with the modern redesign of its lobby in earth tones and the addition of sensual effects throughout: downbeat tempos, glowing candles and the subtle aroma of bergamot.

Come and discover Glow at Marriott Marina del Rey.


This July, Dana Hollister, restaurant and bar impresario, celebrated interior designer, will open Villains Tavern, a stunning new bar and entertainment venue with over 1600 sq ft of patio on the edge of Downtown LA's vibrant Arts District.

Serving artfully prepared cocktails, made with 'squeezed to order' fresh juices, a range of up to 28 draft beers available in chilled half pints, and a wine list featuring lesser known bottles from adventurous winemakers.

Villains Tavern will also offer a concise menu of small plates, with bold flavors and reasonable prices, to comfort the soul and excite the taste buds. Familiar favorites are given a 'villainous' twist.

Created by owner, Dana Hollister, the Villains Tavern interior bears her signature stamp of bold color, lush patina, and eccentric details. Walls are paneled in a deep rich red, and you can sidle up to a bar that started life in The Bowery, NYC in the 1880's. Behind the bar, an old Gothic-arched church window is repurposed as a giant mirror. Vintage chandeliers glimmer overhead, and a 14ft high plate glass window is lined with 600 antique bottles, in seductive jewel-tones. "If Jimi Hendrix and Jack the Ripper had opened a bar in the Haight in the 1860's, this is what it would look like." says Hollister.

Outside, two high-walled patios, totaling over 1600 sq ft, lined with church pews, offer a place to drink in the fresh air, and enjoy sun-drenched Sunday brunch. In the larger of the patios, which can be partitioned for special events, an outdoor bar serves up beer and shots, while a stage offers the promise of great live shows and performances.

Villains Tavern will be located at 1356 Palmetto Street, Los Angeles, at the corner of Palmetto St. and Santa Fe Avenue, moments from SCI-Arch, Molino Lofts, and Barker Block Lofts. There is plentiful, free, on-street parking. A secure bicycle rack will also be available.

Dana Hollister is an internationally renowned interior designer, with an illustrious clientele, including Tom Petty, Tim Burton, Courtney Love, Robert Downey Jr., Madonna, Patricia Arquette and Tatjana Patitz. For several years, she has been instrumental in the creation of some of Los Angeles' most successful and unique nightlife enterprises. Her ventures include Silver Lake's 4100 Bar (founder and designer), Cliff's Edge Restaurant (founder and designer), Brite Spot Restaurant (owner and designer). In Downtown LA, she is the force behind Bordello Bar (designer and owner) and Villains Tavern (designer and owner).

In 1998, she acquired the historic Canfield Moreno estate in Silver Lake, which she renamed 'The Paramour' and has since restored to its original beauty. It is listed as Historic Cultural Monument # 391, by the City of Los Angeles. Dana Hollister's philanthropic ventures include her organization, 'Silver Lining', and 'The Paramour' has hosted a series of concerts to benefit the Sunset Free Clinic, which included performances from Elton John, Sting, Beck, John Mayer, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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