Staycation! The Broad Stage and Le Méridien Delfina partner on ‘Discovering the Arts’ hotel and entertainment package – Los Angeles theater and hotel review

The Broad Stage’s lobby.

Santa Monica’s The Broad Stage and the glamorous beach-handy hotel Le Méridien Delfina will once again partner for the 2014-15 performing arts season to offer the aesthetically vibrant Discovering the Arts hotel package. This exciting package enables guests to discover global music, international theater, and contemporary dance at the edge of their seat, taking the culture seeker around the world in Santa Monica with an innovative hotel and theater experience.

Discovering the Arts is perfect for visiting out-of-towners or locals seeking a glamorous ‘stay-cation,’ and the fun-filled opportunity to live life as a tourist right here in Los Angeles, if only for a weekend — minus the traffic!

Cabana room, Le Méridien Delfina.

The package ensures the opportunity to explore the quintessence of Santa Monica with Le Méridien Delfina, including accommodations in a luxurious guest room with sophisticated ambiance inspired by the blue and green color palette of the Pacific. The artistic journey then continues to The Broad Stage to experience a world-class performance of your choosing (see Calendar of Events). This art-inspired package unearths the rich cultural diversity and imaginative essence of Santa Monica.

Rates for the Discovering the Arts package start at $299, and include a deluxe city view room and two tickets to a performance at The Broad Stage.  There is also the Discovering the Arts In Style luxury hotel package (package is $599), which includes a deluxe ocean view room, luxury amenities, dinner for two at Longitude Bar + Restaurant, transportation to and from The Broad Stage as well as two tickets to a Broad Stage performance.

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage.

Highlights of the performances in this package include:

Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint in New Orleans Legends (November 28 –  November 29, 2014);

An evening of Irish melodies with A Celtic Holiday with Lúnasa and Karan Casey (December 20, 2014);

Chris Lemmon in Hershey Felder’s Jack Lemmon Returns (January 9, 2014 – February 12, 2015);

Hip-hop & classical duo Black Violin (March 20, 2015);

The lilting Hawaiian rhythms of Hapa (March 27- 28, 2015).


For more details, visit The Broad Stage’s official website and calendar listing page here.

Le Méridien Delfina will also feature several on-site activations during Broad Stage concerts.

To book or for more information on the Discovering the Arts package, call 888-627-8532 and mention rate plan DISCOVER or visit their official site and click on “Special Offers.”


Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica is located at 530 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

This package is available until late March, 2015.


Longitude Dining Room, Le Méridien Delfina.
Longitude Dining Room, Le Méridien Delfina.

As mentioned above, coming up just around Thanksgiving is a special concert by Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint. These ‘New Orleans Legends’ will be performing at The Broad Stage on November 28 and 29.

One option is a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to-go that will be available at Le Méridien Delfina as a fully cooked and packaged dinner for $240, that serves six. You can pick this up cold in advance and reheat it yourself or pick it up hot on Thanksgiving Day.

***Orders must be received no later than November 20, 2014.***

See more detailed information on this special offer below and place your order here. The Turkey dinner for six can be added to your hotel stay or enjoyed independently of the ‘staycation’ arts package.

For more information on the Discovering the Arts package, or to book reservations, you can either call 888-627-8532, or visit the official site.

This special offer is valid for stays booked between October 1, 2014 and June 1, 2015, and consumed between October 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.


About The Broad Stage:

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center opened its doors in October 2008. Inspired by Italian “horseshoe” theaters, yet conceived in an absolutely contemporary vernacular, The Broad Stage is an artist’s dream and an audience’s delight. Unlike any performance space in the country, it is sublimely intimate with 499-seats and strikingly grand at the same time.Theater shows, dance, film, operas, musicals, symphony and chamber orchestras are presented on one of the city’s largest proscenium stages. In addition to The Broad Stage, The Edye, a smaller black box theater, presents new, developing and innovative work as part of the Under the Radar Series. Featuring young, innovative artists, programming at The Edye is intentionally spontaneous, reflecting the dynamic nature of the space and allowing the latest, most exciting artists to be booked on short notice. The Broad Stage’s education and outreach program offers opportunities for cultural exposure through various student events, currently reaching 1,000 students and community members annually through over 30 free and low-cost events.

The Broad Stage is located at 1310 11th Street, Santa Monica CA 90401. Parking is FREE.


About Le Méridien Delfina:

Perched four blocks above the Pacific Ocean shoreline, Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica is located in the heart of the pedestrian-friendly California beach city with superior access to Los Angeles and nearby attractions. Our inspiring hotel boasts a connection to the local culture from biking, surfing and California cuisine to music, art museums and innovative technology. Families can enjoy a day in a pool cabana and evenings at the Santa Monica Pier, while corporate visitors can experience staying in the heart of Silicon Beach and a personalized stay during business travel and meetings. Unlock Art is revealed throughout the hotel, highlighting local artists and the curated experience of the Le Meridien brand, along with partnerships to the Santa Monica Museum of Art and the Broad Stage. Dining at Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica is stimulated by creativity beyond local California inspiration. Signature morning experiences with Illy coffee, “eye openers” and French pastries set the tone for a delectable guest experience, which carries into the day and evening with sparkling drinks and sophisticated yet casual restaurant menus highlighting everything from charcuterie and elegant cheeses to upscale fish tacos and fresh, local seafood.

Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica is located at 530 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Their phone number (310) 399-9344.   For additional information, please visit the hotel’s home site.


Also on offer —

Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go at Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica.

Fully cooked and packaged dinner. You can pick this up cold, in advance, and reheat it yourself or pick it up hot the day of Thanksgiving.

Order here.


·         20 lb turkey marinated and slowly roasted (option of carved or whole)

·         Gravy made from the Turkey Juices

·         Brioche Stuffing

·         Cranberry Sauce gently spiced with clove and Orange Peel

·         Local Greens Salad with Candied Walnuts, Persimmon, Citrus Vinaigrette

·         Mashed Potatoes

·         Green Beans Amandine

·         Corn Bread

·         Apple Pie made from organic local apples

·         Traditional Pumpkin Pie


$240. Serves 6. Orders must be received no later than November 20, 2014.








Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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