The Road to Luxury Begins at the Millenium Biltmore


Hotel’s ‘Suite Drive’ Package Includes Complimentary Use of A Luxury Mercedes-Benz C-Class

LOS ANGELES, CA – August 29, 2006 – Luxury and sophistication meet this fall at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, where guests are invited to stay in style at the elegant surroundings of the historic Biltmore hotel and explore Los Angeles in a sporty Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The Biltmore’s new “Suite Drive” package is offering Deluxe accommodations at the Millennium Biltmore along with a complimentary rental of a Mercedes-Benz C-Class, courtesy of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, as well as valet parking.

Rates for the “Suite Drive” package begin at $199 per room, per night and are subject to availability. Guest may upgrade to the Biltmore’s Executive Club Suite accommodations for an additional $100. Friday and Saturday night stays are required to book this package and package is valid through December 30, 2006. For convenient access guests will pick up their car at the Millennium Biltmore and drop it off after use. For reservations please visit www.millenniumhotels.com or contact 213-624-1011.

It is no secret that a stylish car is a key component to Los Angeles living, and the “Suite Drive” package offers guests a memorable way to view attractions such as the acclaimed Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Hollywood Bowl, Universal Studios Theme Park or even a game of basketball at the Staples Center, home of the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers. Additionally, guests can top off their luxury weekend with a nightcap and live music at the Millennium Biltmore’s famed Gallery Bar, recognized by Los Angeles magazine as “one of the best place in town to have a cocktail.” Enjoy the sounds of live jazz music on Saturday nights in a sultry environment reminiscent of an old-fashioned speakeasy.

With the value-added service provided by Enterprise-Rent-A-Car, hotel guests stand to come away from a Los Angeles trip with a memorable driving experience. Enterprise-Rent-A-Car is one of the largest rental car companies in North America with more than 6,800 offices. It has won numerous prestigious awards including repeatedly ranking number one on the Market Metrix Hospitality Index in the rental car industry customer satisfaction category and ranked highest in customer satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates for rental car companies at or near airports.

About the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles

A downtown landmark since its completion in 1923 and the “star” of numerous movies and TV shows filmed at the property, the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, has long been the “host of the coast” for high society, celebrities and conventioneers from around the globe. Known for its Spanish-Italian Renaissance-style architecture, the stately 683-room property includes 27 suites and 70,000 square feet of elegantly designed meeting space with three ballrooms. The Biltmore was designed by the famed Schultze & Weaver architectural firm that also designed the Waldorf Astoria and Pierre Hotels in New York.

The Biltmore’s Crystal Ballroom was the site of several early Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences banquets, and the 14,000-square-foot Biltmore Bowl recently reopened after a $3 million renovation to prepare the grand venue for another century of memorable events. The hotel also features an Art Deco-inspired fitness center and indoor swimming pool, three restaurants (including one serving authentic Japanese cuisine), two lounges and 24-hour room service.

The Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, is a member of the Historic Hotels of America group designated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The hotel showcases numerous fine works of art, including a ceiling masterpiece in the Crystal Ballroom painted by Giovanni Smeraldi of Vatican fame. Located just 30 minutes from LAX and Burbank airports, the property is conveniently located in the heart of Los Angeles amid the city’s business, financial and cultural centers, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

About Millennium Hotels and Resorts

Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR), established in the United States in 2000, is the North American arm of London-based Millennium and Copthorne Hotels plc (MLC). The MHR portfolio includes 19 holdings in The Americas, and the company operates properties including: Millennium Broadway Hotel, New York City; Millennium UN Plaza Hotel, New York City; Millennium Airport Hotel, Buffalo, New York; Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles; Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, Chicago; Millennium Bostonian Hotel, Boston; Millennium Hotel, Minneapolis; Millennium Hotel, St. Louis; Millennium Hotel, Cincinnati; Millennium Harvest House, Boulder; Millennium Hotel, Durham; Millennium Alaskan Hotel, Anchorage; Millennium Resort, Scottsdale, McCormick Ranch; the Millennium Maxwell House, Nashville; and the Royal Palm Resort, Galapagos Islands. MLC holdings outside of the Millennium brand include the Millenium Hilton Hotel in New York City. For further information on Millennium Hotels and Resorts, call 866-866-8086 or visit www.millenniumhotels.com.

Millennium and Copthorne Hotels comprises 100 four and five star hotels with 24,681 rooms worldwide in 16 countries. Our World of Hospitality marketing alliance partner Maritim Hotels has 45 hotels with 13,069 rooms in 9 countries. For more information please visit www.millenniumhotels.com or www.maritim.com.

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