Jeff Zarrinnam, hotel director of Hollywood Hotel, is one of Hollywood’s foremost experts on the destination, its history and one of the most active and visionary leaders in the area. Jeff was born in Hollywood at Kaiser Permanente Hospital more than 50 years ago and makes his home in Hollywood. Jeff also works in Hollywood, is the President and CEO of Hollywood-based Zarco Hotels Inc., which owns the Hollywood Hotel, of which he is the hotel director, and is on the steering committee or board of at least eight Hollywood civic organizations.

Jeff’s fascination with Hollywood is as deep as his roots in the community. The re-established Hollywood Hotel on Vermont Avenue was built in 196 and purchased by Zarco, Inc. in 1964. Jeff has amassed many original items from the hotel’s first location on Hollywood Boulevard. In addition to launching an aggressive renovation of Hollywood Hotel, Jeff is restoring the 31- suite Chateau Celeste, an upscale boutique hotel directly across the street from Hollywood Hotel, which was originally built in 1927. The various sections within this City Guide include “Jeff’s Best Secrets,” places that Jeff, as the ultimate Hollywood insider, recommends. Enjoy!

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Tour 1: Grand City Tour with Beverly Hills and Bel Air Stars’ Homes

This tour visit the towering skyscrapers of Downtown Los Angeles the city center. There, you will see the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, where the academy awards are held. Then visit the world renowned Hollywood Bowl which has provided the most magnificent listening & viewing environment for years. Then on to the world famous Chinese Theater via Hollywood Blvd., where you will gaze at the Walk of Fame and view hundreds of foot and handprints of stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Eddie Murphy, John Wayne, and many more. Next we will cruise the Sunset Strip on our way to Beverly Hills and Bel Air where you will see a dazzling array of STARS’ HOMES, and well groomed parks, manicured gardens and Hillside Estates. Then, we will travel through Downtown Beverly Hills where you will see the world’s most exclusive shops on glamorous Rodeo Drive including Giorgio, Gucci, Chanel and many more. Now it’s off to the Farmer’s Market where you will experience a shopper’s delight, taste sumptuous foods around the world, then shop at numerous specialty and gift boutiques. Next, it’s on to the chic and trendy Melrose Avenue where you will see the latest in different fashion and outrageous people.


Tour 2: Combination Of Grand City Tour With Stars Homes And Universal Studios

This unique tour combines all of the attractions of tour #1 and the famous Universal Studios. With no waiting to enter, you will embark on a guided tram ride for fun and thrills as you tour Hollywood’s biggest movie STUDIO. Face the 30ft. and 30,000 pound King Kong as he howls his welcome just 36 inches from your eyes! Survive the 14 million dollar Earth Quake attraction. See where & how hit movies and TV shows are filmed…see Backdraft, Back to the future…the ride,The Flintstones, the live sea war action spectacular Waterworld, Don’t forget Jurassic Park the ride, Hollywood at Universal Studios comes to life!


Tour 3: Afternoon City Tour

You’ll see Hollywood with it’s famed Chinese Theatre and Hollywood Bowl. ViewHomes of Hollywood’s legendary Movie Stars’. See the exclusive city of Beverly Hills and Bel-Air, cruise the famous Sunset Strip, Rodeo Drive, and Melrose Avenue. Then it’s off to famed Farmer’s Market, a city landmark since the 1930’s, and a great place to have lunch and soak up local color.


Tour 4A, 4B: Complimentary Shuttle to Universal Studios

Book a tour to Universal Studios from the Hollywood Hotel and receive a FREE SHUTTLE there. Visit the world’s largest and busiest movie studio. See how and where your favorite movies and TV shows are filmed. Your admission ticket purchased from Guideline tours includes all attractions, shows and rides like The Simpsons, Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride, Van Helsing, WaterWorld, Shrek 4-D, Jurassic Park and many more. Experience Universal Studios – where movie making comes to life before your eyes.


Tour 5: Disneyland

DISNEYLAND, the happiest place on earth! With your Disneyland Unlimited ride passport you’ll bypass the general admission lines and embark on a journey to the Magic Kingdom. Experience thrilling rides like the new Indiana Jones Adventure, Splash Mountain, George Lucas’ Star Tours, Pirates of the Caribbean and It’s a Small World. Don’t miss Indiana Jones, Matterhorn Bobsleds. Disney’s loveable characters like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and all the rest are waiting to greet you in the newest and tooniest TOON TOWN. Admission ticket included.


Tour 5A: California Adventure

Visit the newest Disney Theme  Park, that pays homage to the golden state of California. Enjoy countless attractions including Soaring  over California, Mickeys fun Wheel and the Hollywood tower of Terror. A total of 34 fun  attractions currently at California Adventure. Admission ticket for all rides and attractions at California Adventure is Included


Tour 6: Knott’s Berry Farm

Family fun in six themed areas. You’ll enjoy the Old West Ghost Town and colorful Fiesta Village, also, Camp Snoopy and Wild Water Wilderness a delightful children’s area with attractions made for younger visitors. New at Knott’s is the Kingdom of Dinosaurs, a time machine that takes you back millions of years. Knott’s also features home cooking in fine restaurants and an opportunity to browse in more than 30 unique shops. Admission ticket included.


Tour 7: Night Life Los Angeles

To start, Guideline Tours takes you to the Griffith Park Observatory at the elevation of more than eleven hundred feet. See the most spectacular display of city lights from atop the Griffith Park Observatory. Also see one of the country’s oldest observatories. Visit the interesting science and astrological museum. Then experience Hollywood Boulevard and see the world renowned Chinese Theatre at night. Then cruise along the famous Sunset Strip leading through Beverly Hills to Century City. This unique, safe and clean area of Los Angeles has many restaurants, gifts and specialty shops, and movie theatres within walking distance. Then it’s on the chic and trendy Melrose Avenue.


Tour 8: Beaches and J. Paul Getty Museum

Let Guideline Tours help you escape the city and feel the cool Pacific breeze with our beach tour. You will find a wonderful variety of shops and restaurants located at the heart of Santa Monica. See the unique Venice Beach with it’s street performers and discount shops. Then cruise up Pacific Coast Highway into Malibu where we will stop at J.P. Getty Center – home of an amazing collection of Greek and Roman antiquities and a collection of some of the finest paintings in the country. (J. Paul Getty Center is closed on Mondays)


Tour 9: Six Flags Magic Mountain

Experience the breathtaking thrills and heart pounding excitement for the whole family. Magic Mountain offers more than 100 rides, shows and wonderful attractions like VIPER, REVOLUTION, COLOSSUS, NINJA and PSYCLONE. Also enjoy the dolphin and sea lion shows, bugs bunny world. Seasonal.