Cirque du So...LA!

by Renee Radia / Jul 16, 2011 / 0 comments

Las Vegas won’t be the only city associated with Cirque du Soleil from now on!  The esteemed company will now run a film-themed production in Los Angeles that will start this month and run for the next 10 years.  Cirque du Soleil IRIS (pronounced “ee-rees”) will play at the Kodak Theatre permanently, only stepping aside one month out of the year when the Oscars need the glamorous performance space.  The show features wild acrobatics, state-of-the-art audio visual technology, and lively music and dance.  Live video along with filmed sequences and animation will help audiences become a part of the film-making practice, exploring the history of cinema and all its genres.  As IRIS will run in Hollywood, it is only fitting that the story revolves around the film industry!  To add even more to the movie aspect of the show, renowned composer Danny Elfman has written a brilliant and magical score that is sure to be a hit.  There have already been a few preview performances of the show and it has been getting rave reviews!  This unique production is well on its way to becoming an important Hollywood staple!

Not far from the Kodak Theatre and a quick shuttle ride to such tourist hotspots as Griffith Observatory and Universal Studios is the chic Hollywood Hotel.  If you decide to visit Los Angeles to check out the new Cirque production, the hotel is offering a 25% discount on tickets to the show if you book 2 or more nights at the hotel.  Check out this valuable special here. 





In a perfect location in Hollywood but far enough away to be out of the bustling hype, the Hollywood Hotel offers a trendy but peaceful atmosphere for any type of travel.  It houses a beautiful, recently renovated pool as well as multiple saunas for ultimate relaxation after an intense workout in the newly equipped fitness center.  A swanky green garden and fountain area provides a tranquil place to hang out, or it can be decorated stunningly for a dream Hollywood wedding!

Hollywood Hotel
presents a free hot buffet breakfast daily, and there are numerous other dining options in the vicinity as well.  At night, guests can chill at the hotel’s newly revamped 1160 Bar & Lounge which employs a cool 1930’s Casablanca theme.  The lounge holds musical performances and comedy shows on various nights and is perfect for any kind of private event.  It even offers free wi-fi!

The rooms feature mahogany or cherry furnishings, mini fridges, microwaves, free wi-fi, balconies (in some), and beautiful Poggesi bath amenities.  The hotel is gay-friendly and pet-friendly, with a small fee per day for pets, and there is even a special offer for a free doggy bag of goodies for those checking in with their 4-legged friends.  This hotel is the perfect affordable yet stylish home for your visit to the City of Angels, so visit the Hollywood Hotel website for more details and to book your room and tickets to the Cirque show!