A king size bed, a large marble bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub, a fluffy robe, and a full body massage ... sound like paradise? You may be excited (and surprised) to know that paradise is more attainable than you think! The Omni Hotel offers all these incredible elements and more that complete an enjoyable night and a relaxing hotel stay.
Nestled in the heart of busy downtown Los Angeles, this safe haven melted my stress almost immediately. I arrived at one of the California-located Omni Hotels prepared for relaxation, and hoped to find it somewhere between a walk around California Plaza, a massage in the hotel spa, or a night of fine dining at Noé – the in-house restaurant. The Omni Hotel Los Angeles location features Asian influences and neoclassic overtones which seamlessly mesh into a presentation of refined elegance upon stepping into the lobby.
Once I reached my room, I was delivered a bottle of champagne along with champagne truffles as part of the “Sparkling Encounters” package (available throughout February for Valentine's Day); I felt welcomed and ready to explore. I began with a stroll around the California Plaza Watercourt which surrounds the Los Angeles Omni Hotel, taking in the breathtaking views of the downtown skyscrapers and enjoying the flowing fountain in the center of the Plaza. Following my stroll came an hour-long full body massage in the spa which literally relaxed me from scalp, to fingertips, to toes! Before dinner I retreated to the 17th floor Omni Club for “City Light Cocktails,” also known as hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Here I was able to see downtown at twilight and relax in front of the television among some other guests. Then it was onto Noé Restaurant for dinner...
Many hotels offer in-house dining, but none are quite as exquisite as what Omni Hotels offer. Noé Restaurant is currently offered in the Los Angeles and Houston Omni Hotel locations. The Los Angeles Noé Restaurant offers several first and main plate options to suit almost anyone’s taste. One appetizer that stands out is the King Crab and Asparagus Rolls, Minted Field Lettuces and Sesame Honey Dressing (delicious!). For main plates I would suggest the Yuzu Kosho Chicken, Sansai Rice and Sesame Dressing – it has a delicious Asian-inspired flavor, or you may want to try the Butter-Poached Lobster, Kabocha Squash Ravioli and Onion Soubise – the squash ravioli will surprise you!
Finishing the night off with a drive around the city, a dip in the Jacuzzi tub, and finally falling into the soft sheets of the king size bed, I was exhausted from my endeavours but assured to wake up refreshed the next morning!
Omni Hotels can be found in several states around the United States, and each will provide a staff willing to help and serve you during your stay in whatever way they can. From the spa to the restaurant to the front desk, I was met with a smile and a helpful attitude. With amenities like a fitness club, pool, spa, and several dining options, how can you go wrong? Visit an Omni Hotel near you for a restful experience that you will want to re-live again soon.
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Article Written By: Amy Taylor; Amy is a graduate of FIDM in Los Angeles, CA and enjoys writing and creating pages for Divavillage.com.