An historic landmark, the Millennium Biltmore Hotel has been home to presidents, kings and Hollywood celebrities since it opened in 1923. The hotel was host to the founding banquet for the Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and was the location of the conception of the Oscar award. With old-world charm and the elegance of grand European hotels, the Biltmore is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, amidst the city's business, financial and cultural centers.The guests will be mesmerized by the ornate columns, vivid frescoes, rich history and contemporary luxury prominent throughout the hotel. In addition, its award-winning banquet and convention staff, as well as 70,000 square feet of elegant and versatile meeting, banquet and exhibit space makes the hotel the perfect location for groups both large and small. The amenities include a 24-hour front desk, Valet parking available at 40 per day, currency exchange, multi-lingual concierge, 24-hour room service, safe deposit boxes, business services, including high-speed Internet access, babysitting, turndown and wake-up services, laundry valet, express checkout, newsstand, gift shop, 24-hour security and a Greco/Roman-tiled indoor swimming pool. There is also a health club with Jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room on site. Five on-site restaurants and bars include La Bistecca Italian Steakhouse, Smeraldi?s Restaurant and Sai Sai Modern Asian Cuisine and Sushi Bar, as well as the Gallery Bar and afternoon tea at the Rendezvous Court. There are also two bar/lounges, and a cafe.The room amenities include two-line telephones with voicemail and dataports, cable TV with in-room movies, irons and ironing boards, hairdryers, coffeemakers, and wireless and high-speed Internet access (fee).