Culture & Theatre

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!

“Jeff’s Best Kept Secret:” Private Tours of Hollywood Landmarks (i.e. Pantages Theatre, Paramount Studios) – The best way to visit some of Los Angeles most well-renowned landmarks such as the renowned Pantages Theatre and the legendary Paramount Studios is through private, VIP tours. Companies like LA Inside Tours will take their guests on customized VIP tours of famous landmarks throughout Hollywood where they’ll get an insider’s sneak peek of what other people might not see.

TCL Chinese Theatre

6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

Madame Tussauds Hollywood

6933 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

Hollywood Bowl

2301 Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Griffith Observatory

2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Gene Autry National Center

4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Ford Amphitheater

2580 Cahuenga Blvd E, Los Angeles, CA 90068

LA Music Center

135 N Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Ahmanson Theatre

135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

135 North Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Los Angeles Opera

135 North Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Walt Disney Concert Hall

135 N Grand Ave

Honda Center

2695 Katella Ave, Anaheim

California Plaza Free Concerts

300-350 S Grand Ave

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd

El Capitan Theatre

6838 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Greek Theater

2700 N Vermont Ave

John Anson Ford Amphitheatre

2580 Cahuenga Blvd East, Hollywood, CA 90068

Dolby Theatre

6801 Hollywood Blvd

LA Theatre Works

681 Venice Blvd. Venice

Pantages Theatre

6233 Hollywood Blvd

Pasadena Playhouse

39 S El Molino, Pasadena

The Fountain Theatre

5060 Fountain Ave
(323) 663-1525

Orpheum Theatre

842 S Broadway