Shannon Colburt knows luxury well. She is, after all, the Director of Sales & Marketing of a hotel with “Luxe” in its title — the Luxe City Center Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Colburt is a known philanthropist, volunteering for such events as the 44 Women for Children luncheon and sitting on the planning committee of the Beverly Hills Bar Association Annual Charity Event. She has also been a member of the Beverly Hills Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and Chamber of Commerce as well as the Santa Monica Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and Chamber of Commerce. Here, the busy Colburt reveals her haute picks for where to sleep, eat, and relax in the City of Angels.

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Where were you born ?
Los Angeles
How long in Los angeles:
All my life, except for a few years in Napa Valley
Santa Monica
Director of Sales & Marketing for The Luxe City Center Hotel in downtown L.A.
Favorite Restaurant:
Tar and Roses, Santa Monica and LeKa, Downtown L.A.
Best Sushi:
Katsuya Brentwood
Best Italian:
Toscana Brentwood
Best dessert:
Tie between Meyer lemon tart/Deconstructed S’mores at FigOly
Best place for a romantic date:
Pink’s at 2am
Best Sunday brunch:
NY Bagel in Brentwood (best flagels)
Best place for a power business meeting:
Barney Greengrass
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Luxe City Center Hotel
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Malibu Country Mart
Best Spa:
Ole Henricksen on Sunset
Favorite Charity Event:
Veteran’s Holiday Celebration,
Favorite Cultural Event:
LA Art Walk
Favorite Cultural Institution:
Griffith Park
Best Steakhouse:
Dan Tanas has the best steak in LA
Best Pizza:
Mulberry Street
Best Lunch:
Joan's on Third
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Gold’s Gym Downtown LA
Best Massage:
Peninsula Hotel Beverly Hills, couples massage, poolside
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Best Museum/Exhibit:
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
Hands down Union Station – my first train ride at age eight.
All-around favorite locale in Los Angeles, whether a neighborhood, restaurant, venue, or other
Looking over the city lights from Mulholland Drive
Best aspect of Los Angeles
To me, Downtown is a great representation of Los Angeles—from fashion to sports, history, culture, food -- it really has it all. I love the pulse and great energy of this city!
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