The Resident Mom award presented by Residence Inn by Marriott highlights their continued commitment to celebrating moms. Now in it’s sixth year, Residence Inn by Marriott will recognize La La Anthony as the 2016 Resident Mom of the Year.

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To celebrate Residence Inn in New York City hosted an intimate cocktail party for this year’s honoree.

About La La Anthony
La La Anthony is an actress, producer, New York Times bestselling author and fashion-and-cosmetics mogul whose presence in the film and TV industry is rapidly growing. But her most important roles, however, remain closer to home as a mom to son Kiyan and wife to husband Carmelo.

As an accomplished businesswoman and role model La La encourages women and mothers, in particular, to forge their path. Throughout her career she has devoted equal parts of her time to work, home and fun, and employs this balance even when traveling. Her busy career often means celebrating holidays on the road with her family, and the superstar has picked up a few tricks along the way.

“La La exemplifies what it means to be Resident Mom of the Year,” said Diane Mayer, vice president and global brand manager, Residence Inn. “She has proven that dedication and hard work can drive success and propel you to reach your goals. La La is a devoted mom and wife who balances her career and family, and yet, still finds time for fun and discovery. This strikes a chord for many moms, and is a perfect fit for Residence Inn, a brand that understands the importance of maximizing time and thriving while on the road.”

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See a portion of the interview below where La La shares her family travel tips and why she loves Residence Inn.

In addition to sharing those tips La La unveiled ‘La La’s Lists’, a series of curated grocery delivery lists exclusive to Residence Inn. From signature beverages, including Shirley-La’s Temples, to holiday treats such as peanut butter cup pilgrim hats and fun ideas for children’s birthdays, La La’s Lists provide creative concepts for milestone occasions.

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I think these lists are great! They are simple and easy to make recipes that even I can’t mess up. They come with everything you need to host simple yet memorable events at home or to bring to larger gathering like potlucks.


About Residence Inn by Marriott
Residence Inn by Marriott is the global leader in the extended-stay lodging segment, with more than 700 properties located in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Central America. Residence Inn is designed for long stays, by offering spacious suites with separate living, working, and sleeping zones. The goal is to make family travel easier and to allow moms to maximize their time with select conveniences and services including: free hot breakfast and Wi-Fi; fitness centers; pools and complimentary grocery delivery service. Most importantly, spacious suites complete with full kitchens give families the opportunity to spread out and live better during extended stays.

Photo Credit: Residence Inn by Marriott NYC Midtown East

As a resident you will enjoy amenities such as fully functional kitchens in all rooms and suites; grocery delivery service; 24-hour markets and complimentary breakfasts help guests maximize their time and thrive while they travel. The RI MixÔ evening events afford guests the opportunity to socialize and connect with the local community. Each Residence Inn offers free Wi-Fi in both public and guests spaces to ensure continuous connectivity while on the road.

Photo Credit: Residence Inn by Marriott NYC Midtown East

And another great aspect is Residence Inn participates in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent guest program where members can earn their choice of points toward free vacations or frequent flyer mileage for dollars spent at any of the more than 4,000 Marriott hotels worldwide.

For more information or reservations, call the Residence Inn toll-free number at 800-331-3131 or visit them online. For travel tips, the latest information or to connect with other travelers, “like” Residence Inn on Facebook and follow Residence Inn on Twitter.

This was truly a great event. That included a sweet gift bag that included a copy of La La’s book The Power Playbook: Rules For Independence, Money and Success, a lipstick from her Motives line, three recipe cards from La La’s Lists and Resse’s Peanut Butter Cups Mini’s (not shown cause I ate them my way home from the event while reading her book…which is great!)

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Watch my Snapchat video during my quick makeover and the tour of Residence Inn New York City.

Oh, and make sure you join La La and Residence Inn for a Traveling Mom Twitter party on May 19 at 9:00pm EST to discuss thriving on the road, and tips for celebrating special occasions. I can’t wait for this! I’ve already marked my calendar. If you want to join use the hashtags #RIMom and #TMOM. There will be a chance to win prizes including Residence Inn gift cards, perfect for summer family travel and some much needed mommy me time away from the family.

Thank you Residence Inn for inviting me and many congratulations to La La Anthony on receiving such an amazing and inspiring award.

Happy Mother’s Day Weekend!!


  1. The rooms look nice. The shopping list is a pretty cool feature. We stayed at the Shangri La in Abu Dhabi it had something similar. So family-friendly. Good job Residence Inn.

  2. We’ve been a fan of RI for years but unfortunately haven’t stayed in one in a while. It’s a game changer for families given that it provides a little privacy when mom and dad need a litter separation from their kids while on vacay. Love La La!

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