The Golden Globe Awards may be off but the swagfest is still on, at least in some locations. Due to the WGA strike, the awards ceremony has been replaced by a modest press conference. Variety reports
that so far the NBC Universal-Focus, HBO and Warner Bros.-InStyle hosted after-parties have all been canceled. These parties can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars many of them in catering fees that have already been spent.
Even though there are no parties and no show, most gift suites are still in business. The Silver Spoon Buffet
is set to take place at the Voda Spa, January 9-11 and will take take donations that will go to IATSE Local 44.
The Secret Room event
will take place January 10 and 11 at a private location in Brentwood. It will include jewelry from Fileena, vacations from Caribbean Escapes,free stay and gourmet dinner at Paso Robles luxury wine brand owned Justin Wine Inn, free stays at the new boutique hotel Petit Ermitage, free stay Napa Valley Boutique hotel Napa River Inn, teeth whitening from Southland Dental Care, a day of beauty from Luxelab, skin care from Borghese, $500 in free laser services from Dr. Tattoff Laser Center, a year of free dining from Chipotle and all sorts of other gifts. Even though there is no ceremony the event will offer the usual pre-event spa services like Botox, facials and massages.
The Boom Boom Room event
, a gift suite aimed at parents, will still take place at the Beverly Hills hotel.
GBK Productions will hold their annual gift suite
at the new 60 Thompson Hotel in Beverly Hills.
Access Hollywood is hosting the ''Stuff You Must..." lounge on Jan. 11-12 at the Hotel Sofitel in Los Angeles.
it's unknown how many celebrities will attend these gifting suites but it's a safe bet to say that numbers will be down from past years. And I don't know what they are going to do with the customized bottles of Moet & Chandon champagne like the one shown above, which were to be served at the event.