Red Carpet Hospitality

Wonder what walking the Hollywood red carpet is like?

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I bet all of George Clooney's ex-girlfriends miss these public moments that they'll never be able to attend again.

There are so many people on the carpet when you see it on television.  It looks a little chaotic.

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As Hollywood Royalty mingled on the red carpet at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, the real stars of the evening were the Beverly Hilton and the hotel’s Executive Chef, Katsuo “Suki” Sugiura and Executive Pastry Chef Thomas Henzi.

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For the past 37 years, this luxury Beverly Hills hotel has hosted the foreign press awards, and Chef Sugiura has prepared the menu for the Globes for nearly a decade with the assistance of 50 chefs, 110 culinary staff, 50 bartenders, and 250 servers. Executive Pastry Chef Thomas Henzi created a dessert for his second show this year, and according to the press notes, “the celebs always ask for seconds of his dessert.” This must be the one night of the year that stars must not worry about calories.

The stats are amazing for this glitzy event. The hotel becomes a city of nearly 7,000 people: 1,300 celebrities and entertainment industry executives dined prior to the live awards show telecast on the universal cuisine in the international ballroom and nearly 5,000 additional guests dined on themed globes cuisine at the simultaneous viewing and after parties.

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So Brad and Angelina dined on an appetizer of pistachio crusted pistou ravioli with wild arugula, smoked tomato, kabocha compote and burrata; a combination entrée of miso and sake lees marinated Pacific sea bass with grilled king oyster mushroom and braised prime short rib of beef with porcini pine nut herb ragout in a light cream of sherry wine ginger tamari sauce, roasted fingerling potatoes, candy striped beets, baby bok choy and yellow baby carrots followed by a dessert trio of chocolate delice almond crunch terrine with acacia honey, caramel and fresh berries.

Now you know why I love luxury hotels so much. Wow!

The Beverly Hilton also offered a special Golden Globe package for guests. Guests could spend two nights at the hotel in a beautiful room like this.

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They were given a boxed lunch, and had special seating for the red carpet arrivals. Typical room rates average about $400 per night, but something tells me that this package would be much, much more. Don’t you think?

I have to honestly say that  it would be fun to be at a red carpet event as a hotel guest.  You get to look at the stars and their gowns just as soon as they step onto the carpet.

Sometimes, it’s easier for me to name the “I don’t like what they were wearing list” over “best of the night”, but I felt these celebrities looked especially beautiful.
My Favorites:
Sofia Vergara
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Angelina Jolie
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Reese Witherspoon
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Heidi Klum
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Stacy Kiebler
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The Ugliest Dress on the Planet

Sarah Michelle Gellar
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I like Sarah Michelle Gellar, and watched her red carpet interview. She stated that her 2-year-old chose this dress. To me, it looks like her 2-year-old spilled paint all over mommy’s dress. Sometimes, designers have great looks. Monique Lhullier disappointed here with Sarah's dress.

Did you watch the Golden Globes? I was very excited about "Modern Family" winning best comedy.  I love that show.  It's the first show I watch off my DVR list. What were your favorites?

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