With a heady mix of sun, surf and celebrities, Los Angeles is a dynamic metropolis that's home to a unique mash-up of cultures and lifestyles. In Los Angeles, the opulent hotels, stylish eateries and hip cafés offer visitors a taste of glitz and glamour.
Make the most of the abundant California sunshine and leave your Los Angeles hotel for one of the city's colourful beaches, where the people-watching is as good as the swimming. Malibu is known for its surf scene, while the muscle men work out at Venice Beach.
Thanks to its immigrants from Asia and Latin America, Los Angeles is foodie heaven. With numerous hotels in Los Angeles, no Marriott accommodation is far from fine dining, whether you are into macrobiotic whole-foods, Nuevo Latino (New Latin) fare or Asian fusion cuisine.
In Los Angeles, hotel guests can visit the fabled Hollywood Walk of Fame, take a tour of the world's busiest film and TV studios at Warner Bros., or check out the designer boutiques on Rodeo Drive.
If you need a break from the bling, take a hike along the extensive walking tracks of Griffith Park where coyote and deer sightings are not uncommon. The park also houses a great observatory.