Luxury at The Hyatt Regency LAX

After a recent renovation, LAX now has a new luxury hotel for locals and visitors to enjoy before or after a flight to extend their vacation. Just steps from LAX Terminal 1, the Hyatt Regency has a BIG Heart. At the reception area are bowls of apples. When guests who take an apple and donate $1, the Hyatt Regency will give 100% of the money directly to JDRF, a charitable organization dedicated to funding Type 1 Diabetes research.

 

Also in the lobby is Sir Hyatt of Regency – an adorable rescue dog that is now the welcome ambassador at this hotel. As a certified therapy dog, Sir Hyatt’s tail wags with everyone he greets, especially to travelers who need a little pick-me-up after a long flight or are nervous about an upcoming flight.

 

Taking a tour of the property by a friendly Hyatt Regency staff member to see a guest room and suite. She explained that The Hyatt Regency LAX is part of a growing trend of airport hotels becoming more upscale to appeal to travelers who want to stay close to an airport and not miss their flight due to traffic, long lines at security or delays.

There are 580 guest rooms decorated in soothing hues with a pop of color for excitement. There are 20 ADA accessible rooms and 23 beautifully appointed suites. All guest rooms have double paned sound reducing windows, free premium Wifi, Hyatt Grand Beds, turndown service, 55” HD flat-screen television, full bath amenities with bathrobes on request, Rainfall shower with hand wands, coffeemaker and refrigerator.

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Taking an elevator up to the penthouse to the hotel’s The StayFit Gym, I noticed there were treadmills, cycles, StairMasters, weight machines, free weights, and yoga mats. Guests were working out while overlooking the LAX runways all the way to the Pacific Ocean.

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We visited The Hyatt Regency Club private club setting (nominal fee per night applies) with concierge service, and daily Continental breakfast, evening hors d’oeuvres and desserts to members. It’s quiet, relaxed and offers great airport views.

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Walking outside we walked around the largest outdoor heated pool of any hotel in the area. There are comfortable lounge chairs, cabanas, pool toys and fire pits.

 

My tour finished at the International sit down restaurant unity LA. Chef Martine welcomed me and showed off his melting pot of International flavors menu. The dishes are inspired by the Latin and Asian communities in Los Angeles. I selected the Drunken Noodles that are similar to the dishes in Thai Town; Sticky Pork Ribs that taste just like the savory ribs served in Koreatown; and Carne Asada from Boyle Heights.

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For those wanting something quick, The Open Market offers fresh hot soups, ramen and Pho.It’s available for guests and visitors who arrive late or early in the morning and want a little something before getting their car or spending the night. They also provide LA-based products like Randy’s Doughnuts, and Deluscious cookies for travelers to enjoy before or take on their flight for later. 

The property offers 24-hour complimentary shuttle that runs every 15 minutes to every airport terminal. Guests can park $45 per night for valet and $17.50 for self parking in a covered garage.

HYATT REGENCY –  6225 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA, 90045 (424)702-1234

8 Favorite FounderMade Consumer Discovery Show West Gifts

Recently at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, a  summit of more than 200+ innovative consumer brands and leaders in the beauty, wellness, and food introduced their latest consumers products.

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FounderMade attendees got a chance to glam up with a manicure from GlamSquad, enjoyed a detoxing armpit facial and complimentary refreshing coconuts from Kopari Beauty, cooled down with Cryo facials from CryoZone, and kept their energy levels up with B12 shots from The Hydration Room.

Here’s 8 products I received at the event and enjoy at home-

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1. Navitas – Organic. Plant-based. Superfoods. This line is super-simple, super-nutritious superfoods company that gives you the energy you need to live each day to the fullest. Navitas is Latin for ‘energy.’ They  search the globe for the highest-quality organic superfoods to keep you energized.

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2. Lifeway Foods – Lifeway Kefir is a tart and tangy cultured milk smoothie. It’s high in protein and calcium and has 12 live and active probiotic kefir cultures. Organic SKYR offers less sugar and more protein in 5 flavors. The Organic Kefir Cups have their own spoon.

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3. Tosi – A health, wellness and weight management program that is affordable, simple to use and you feel healthier and better by balancing your body chemistry.

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4. The Perfect Granola – Gluten-free bagged granola and granola bars. The company shares 5% of profits with Homeless shelters, Outreach Centers, and Food Banks. They hire students and give them the skills needed to break the poverty cycle that fuels hunger.

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5. Brewla -Coffeehouse Inspired Ice Cream Bars in 5 different flavors. This ice cream bars are made with high-quality ingredients, combining premium teas and organic fair-trade coffee with hormone-free milk and cream, and organic cane. Caffe Latte, Caramel Macchiato, Caffe Mocha, Chai Latte and Match Latte.

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6. Love. Sun. Body – The world’s safest and highest quality sunscreen. This is the first and only sunscreens in the US Certified by Ecocert Cosmos Natural. It’s vegan, reef-safe, hypo-allergenic, no eye-stinging ingredients and non-comedogenic. The Broad Spectrum is SPF 30 and SPF 50.

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7. Kopari Beauty is a luxury line of coconut oil beauty products that are made with all things natural. Hawaiian-born co-founder and certified organic chef, Kiana Cabell, created a  line with no parabens and sulfates. They have a coconut deodorant that really works! This healthy, aluminum-free deodorant glides on clear, is never sticky and will outlast your longest days, leaving you smelling like fresh coconut milk.

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8. What’s Your WORD – Washer bracelets stamped custom your personal word or intent with a choice of color. The bracelet is adjustable and they also sell a dainty necklace.