Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Biltmore Hotel

Each year around Christmas I try to celebrate at least one special tea with friends or family and this year I was invited to attend a Christmas tea at the magnificent Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
The hotel was built in 1923 in the Spanish Renaissance style.  It was built with beautiful frescos, fountains, columns and crystal chandeliers.
The hotel is a magnificent example of historical architecture and every time I visit their I am in awe of its beauty.
It is the hotel where John F. Kennedy accepted the Democratic presidential nomination in 1960.
The holiday decorations are more beautiful each year.
Can you imagine having a wedding in this venue?  I am sure many a bride has been escorted down these staircases.
If you look closely at the bottom of the next photo, you can see the ice skaters at the rink in Pershing Square.  It was a magical afternoon.

Please pray for the families and the community in Connecticut who have been stricken by yesterday's terrible tragedy.  I feel like a veil of sadness has rested on our nation and we must place ourselves in God's hands.  May he bless and give strength to these grief stricken families.

8 comments:

Lorilee said...

Such a gorgeous building. I teach four year olds and can only imagine the horror of the shooting.
Blessings,
Lorilee

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Gorgeous hotel! I'd love to see it in person someday.

Dee
P.S. My heart goes out to horrible tragedy in Connecticut. So sad....

Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan said...

Love all the architecture and thanks for sharing!
Yes, it's all so tragic and very sad. My heart goes out to the whole town, but, especially to the mommies and daddies. Lynda

NanaDiana said...

How beautiful, Maggie- And I am praying for those in Sandy Hook- xoDiana

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Your pictures are wonderful. I have always wanted to go here...thanks for taking us along :)
Karen

srpprcrftr said...

How do those families ever get over something so horrific or ever be able to understand why it happened? It has be stopped, how do we do that and somehow we all have to find a way to stop it.
What am absolutely incredible place to visit. Glad you got such great photos. I'm sure you'll cherish such a wonderful experience.
Happy Christmas to you and yours.

chateau chic said...

Maggie, this looks like an amazing setting to enjoy tea!!
Thanks so much for stopping by. And yes, our hearts are so heavy for those who have suffered a great loss.
Mary Alice

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Thank you for the wonderful photos of the Biltmore Hotel. The skylights alone are magnificent!

It's hard to comprehend what happened to those innocent children and how their families are finding the strength to deal with it.