||2004 Annual General Meeting
Jane Austen Society of North America
Millennium Biltmore Hotel
Los Angeles, California
in the City: Interior and Exterior Worlds
Biltmore, in downtown Los Angeles
its founding in 1781,
"El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora
la Reina de Los Angeles" has attracted a huge diversity of courageous
and creative inhabitants who have built what is today a bustling,
eclectic, and exciting city, whose commercial and cultural influence is
felt throughout the world.
heart of this city is a newly revitalized Downtown, where business
flourishes and a commitment to the arts has encouraged a thriving
cultural environment. In addition to restored historical
Streamline Moderne Union Station, the colorful Spanish flavor of El
and the Beaux -Arts grandeur of the Los Angeles Central Library, the
skyline is also enhanced by two new architectural masterpieces:
magnificent and fanciful Frank Gehry-designed Disney Concert Hall and
stunning new Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. These sites and many
cultural, educational, and commercial enterprises have filled the
Downtown streets with tourists and Angelenos alike.
is indeed a city in
which Lady Russell might feel
her spirits rise in anticipation of urban pleasures, and even Anne
Elliot find unexpected sources of amusement.
Angeles is made up of 80 different towns,
with a total population exceeding 8.5 million and covering more than
460 sq. miles.
Los Angeles is a hub city for many airlines and is easily reached from
size and large cities all over the U.S. and Canada with many direct and
non-stop flights. Los Angeles is also a gateway city for arrivals from
especially London and Manchester. The Downtown area is a cultural
pot, hosting amid the skyscrapers of the Financial District, Little
Chinatown, and historic El Pueblo. Being downtown also has a distinct
in that it is the hub of the entire Los Angeles Freeway System and the
new Metro System.
hotel is the Millennium Biltmore. Designed in the style
of the Spanish/Italian Renaissance, with cathedral-like public rooms
hand-painted by Italian artist Giovanni Smeraldi, the hotel reflects a
rich blending of classical architecture with contemporary luxury and
the elegance of European hospitality.
Opened in 1923 to national acclaim, the Biltmore was touted as the
"host of the coast" from the beginning, and has remained a mecca for
film industry czars and stars, presidents, kings, and cross-country
travelers. Among the momentous events held at the Biltmore was
founding banquet for the Academy Awards, and it was on a Biltmore
dinner napkin that the concept and design for the "Oscar" was
|In 1969, the Cultural
Heritage Board of the City of Los Angeles named the hotel a historical
landmark: a truly fitting venue for the JASNA AGM 2004!
JASNA's newly announced special
conference room rates are:
Single/double occupancy: Classic Room $119.00
Single/double occupancy: Club Room $169.00 per night
Executive Suites $250 per night
1 Bedroom Suites $360 per night
Classic Rooms include choice of king-sized bed or two double beds and
small window side sitting area. Club Rooms are located on the 10th and
11th floors and include access to the Club Lounge, where you can enjoy
a continental breakfast, as well as beverages and hors d'oeuvres,
compliments of the hotel. Executive Suites are one large room with a
sitting area, while 1 Bedroom Suites feature a master bedroom and
separate sitting area.
Please view the hotel website at www.TheBiltmore.com
for descriptions and photos of the recently renovated bedrooms and
function rooms we will be using.
Call now for reservations 800/245-8673 (Continental USA), International
callers may call 213/612-1575. The cut-off dates for reservations is
September 13, 2004; reservations after this date will only be accepted
on a space available basis. To receive
the hotel’s reduced conference rate, you must identify yourself as a
Olive Street entrance, Biltmore Hotel