WHILE LABOR DAY WEEKEND... signals the end of the traditional summer season (even if that end officially arrives with the autumn equinox), it is also a beginning, of sorts, for the cinema-making industry. The big film festivals begin to rev up around the summer-into-fall stretch, from Telluride to Toronto, and studios and indie filmmakers alike begin to cast an eye on the coming awards season. One of the biggest of the industry accolades is, of course, the Golden Globe, and there's only one place that pops into mind when the Golden Globes are mentioned: The Beverly Hilton, the ceremony's longtime home. Thus it isn't too much of a screenplay-worthy stretch to say that Labor Day Weekend and the Sunday in January when the statuettes are handed out are connected in spirit, at least in local lore. If you've always wanted to stay at the lore-laden landmark, and haven't found a room come awards season, there's a deal available to HHonors guests over the final three-day holiday weekend of the summer.
20% OFF... your accommodations for the night is the specifics of the deal, meaning a room will start at $231 for the evening (there are bigger savings through the HHonors program's Big World Sale, if that appeals and you'd like to sign up). The dates that are part of the special? Friday, Sept. 2 through Monday, Sept. 5, and, for sure, you can take a dip in the Aqua Star Pool (the shimmery centerpiece of many a Golden Globes after-party). It's still warm and the first full month of winter is a ways off, but the season of awards-based hopefulness starts in early September. Toast it with a Trader Vic's mai tai, or a martini from CIRCA 55, and save some cash on your room, too, at one of the starriest of swanky SoCal stays.