Hollywood Paramount Studios
Trip Start Jan 21, 2009
25Trip End Mar 20, 2009
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We arrived at the Los Angeles Renaissance LAX Airport Hotel after our bus trip and flight from Boston. I must mention how very helpful the staff at the Renaissance LAX are! Our Thai Air flight to Bangkok was not until 9:30 PM. We had never seen Hollywood. Before our arrival, the concierges had arranged a VIP Tour of Paramount Studios and an "express shuttle service" from the hotel. The Reception Staff was pleased to accomodate our request for late checkout at 6:00 PM. We were able to exercise at the well equipped fitness center preparing for our long flight, before checking out. We were very pleased with our hotel choice!
Paramount Studios is authentically a working film studio. We toured the sprawling and very interesting building and grounds by jitney and on foot. If you visit Paramount Studios, you will see the huge soundproof buildings (Sound Stages) where film sets are created, replicating entire building interiors in great detail. We saw the sound stage for the TV series, "Privilege," an exact full scale copy of a famous Hollywood mansion among others. It was an interesting and fun day.
We arrived in Bangkok after a 16 hour flight at 6:30 AM on Saturday, January 24, 2009. Thailand is about 8600 miles from New Hampshire; we have traveled halfway around the world, quite literally!