Capturing the grace and elegance of classic Southern California, it is an iconic landmark hotel located at the base of the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains, just minutes from Downtown Los Angeles in beautiful Pasadena. Originally constructed in 1907, the property was named the number 1 hotel in Los Angeles by U.S. News and World Report in 2011. Situated on 23 acres with grand historic ballrooms and gardens, the hotel features world-class dining, an award-winning spa with traditional Chinese medicine treatments, elegant guest rooms and recreational choices such as tennis, walking and bicycle routes and a nearby Nicklaus-designed golf course.The spacious guestrooms at the hotel provide heavenly beds with Italian Frette linens, as well as flat-screen or LCD TVs with cable/satellite channels, a direct dial telephone, a radio and individually regulated air conditioning and heating. The en suite bathrooms feature a combined shower/bathtub and Chuan Spa amenities. High-speed Internet access is available complimentary.