(Los Angeles, CA)
The Biltmore Hotel was built in 1923 by Schultze & Weaver. The exterior façade beautifully incorporates a combination of Spanish-Italian Renaissance Revival, Mediterranean Revival, and Beaux Arts styles. The detail of the interior is exquisite, with hand painted frescos, murals, carved marble fountains, lead crystal chandeliers, and caste bronze stairwells. Once the early home to the Academy Awards Ceremony, the Biltmore Hotel has been host to: WWII soldiers, the 1960 Democratic National Convention, The Beatles, the International Olympic Committee headquarters for the 1984 Summer Olympics, American Idol Semi-finals, visiting teams for the World Baseball Classic, multiple Grammy Awards after parties and numerous television/movie sets.