Saturday, December 4, 2010
A Stroll Past The Magic Castle Hotel & Club
After breakfast I decided to take a walk and explore the block around the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel and Hollywood & Highland Center. I discovered tucked on the hillside across the street behind the hotel is the Magic Castle. I remembered the place was featured in an episode of Top Chef Masters which featured Neil Patrick Harris ("How I Met You Mother") hosting a meal at the club.
The Magic Castle is a private clubhouse for the Academy of Magical Arts Inc, an organization devoted to the advancement of the ancient art of magic. The purpose of the Academy is to encourage and promote public interest in the art of magic. Membership is required to visit.
More information at magiccastle.com. These photos show the castle decked out for the holidays.