Opened in 1923, the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California was the largest hotel west of Chicago, Illinois for many years. At 70,000 square feet is a gigantic building but due to some additions made to the hotel (restaurants, larger rooms) the hotel now only has a fraction of the rooms it once had. I stayed here the last time I was out in Los Angeles for business. I normally stay out by the ocean but with additional work and our upcoming trip to Paris (we were leaving only a few days after my meeting) I figured I should just head right to the hotel and get some work done. Around 1 AM I snuck down to the lobby and took a few pictures of the opulently decorated hallways. Unfortunately, I was only able to take a few shots before the security notified me that taking pictures with a tripod was not allowed so I shrugged and headed back to my room for some sleep. I was disappointed to not be able to explore the hotel a bit more – rumors say it is haunted as well – but it just means I’ll have to stay there next time I’m in town and I’ll try to explore a little later when maybe the security staff is dozing off.