By now you probably know that LeBron James is joining the Lakers. While the celebrity basketball player has called both Miami and Cleveland home, Brentwood has been the off-season home for the James family for a couple of years. For basketball fans, and those interested in travel to California, here’s how they can explore LeBron’s Brentwood.
Brentwood has a lot to offer such as culinary experiences, an easily walkable neighborhood, and many fitness adventures for those travelers who would like to stay active during their stay. To celebrate LeBron with the Lakers, few L.A. hotels are offering themed packages that include items such as a basketball to go shoot hoops and premium tickets to watch LeBron in action. Here’s how your clients can experience LeBron’s neighborhood now that opening season is about to open.
Brentwood is home to stunning 20th century architecture including the mid-century Nesbitt House, which was built for radio personality John Nesbitt in 1942, as well as the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s George Sturges House, which was completed in 1939 and is a designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1993. A stop at The Getty Center is a also must-do, as this 24-acre hilltop campus for arts and culture showcases an extensive collection of European, American, and Asian works.
For those clients who want to stay active during their stay, suggest a nearby hike at Mandeville Canyon, Sullivan Canyon Trail, and Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park. For a more leisurely outdoor experience, take a stroll along the grassy median of San Vicente Boulevard, which is also one of the most popular running paths in the area, and take in the surrounding neighborhood. This path heads west for four miles through the community before it ends at Ocean Avenue.
Brentwood is a dining hub where foodies will find lots of innovative cuisine. Some of the places your clients should get reservations to are restaurants such as Beltaire Restaurant, an elegant steakhouse; Takao, an upscale, Omakase style sushi spot; and Tavern, the new American restaurant by Suzzane Goin and the 2018 James Beard finalist Caroline Styne. For an easy grab-and-go option, check out the Neapolitan pizzeria Pizzana, which opened in fall 2017, and was a favorite of the late Pulitzer Prize winning Los Angeles Times food critic, Jonathan Gold.
LeBron James isn’t the only celeb to call Brentwood home. Celebrities have gravitated to this area for decades including legends such as Bette Davis, Steve McQueen, Shirley Temple and Marilyn Monroe. Today, visitors can run into celebrities while exploring any of the activities we’ve mentioned. Currently celebrity locals include Steven Spielberg, Gwyneth Paltrow, Heidi Klum and Harrison Ford.
Stays Fit for a Celebrity
Hotel Erwin’s LeBron package offers guests a room suite of their choice, a $40 credit towards brunch at the High Rooftop Lounge, two cocktail vouchers, a $40 credit towards dinner at Barlo, and a basketball to shoot hoops. Rates start at $399 per night.
For more information, visit hotelerwin.com/packages.
LEVEL Furnished Living DTLA has a few options to choose from including the Tipoff package starting at $1,500 including 3-nights accommodations in a LEVEL DLTA’s Executive One Bedroom Suite, two premium seat tickets to a Lakers game, a sushi dinner by Sakana Sushi, and LA Lakers team apparel. The Gameday package, starting at $10,000, also includes 3-nights accommodations in Level LA’s Luxury Suites, a sushi diner by Sakana Sushi, four premium tickets to a Lakers game, exclusive black car service to and from LAX, and LA Lakers team apparel. There’s a Quest for 17 package starting at $17,000 that includes six business class airline tickets, plus the same perks as previous packages. The MVP package, starting at $23,000, which includes the same offerings at the Quest package, except the sushi dinner will be a private dinner in the Level LA’s 18,000 sq.ft. Penthouse. And, the Fit for a King package for up to four guests, starts at $200,023 and includes 3-nights at LEVEL DTLA’s luxury Penthouse, a private jet including food and drinks from anywhere in the U.S. to LAX, black car service within Los Angeles, a private chef hosted dinner in the Penthouse, premium seats to an LA Lakers game, 24/7 butler services at Level LAR, and LA Lakers team apparel.
Bookings at LEVEL in the suites and penthouse are commissionable at 10 percent for the travel agent. Agents can contact Scott Margot, reservations and revenue manager when securing the packages.