NEWS & NOTES – JUNE 2014

06/10/2014

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The Los Angeles City Council has approved $10 million in short-term enhancements for the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC). The improvements will begin later this year, and include aesthetic improvements of the interior of the Concourse Hall, Concourse Walkway, and Hall G, H, J, and K lobby areas; complete renovation of the LACC’s Theater; upgraded dimmable lighting controls for meeting rooms; and upgrades to the air-walls, HVAC, escalators, elevators and security systems. A new energy-efficient “green roof” will be installed on the South Hall to help keep the building cool while reducing energy usage.

The City Council also approved the "Plan B" concept to modernize and expand the LACC. The City and LACC developed “Plan B” as a parallel path to AEG's "Plan A" proposal to build an NFL football stadium and modernize LACC, which is contingent upon NFL agreeing to place a team in L.A. Under Plan B, a design contest would be held for more than two dozen architectural firms happening this year.

April 2014 Lodging Metrics

06/09/2014

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  • Los Angeles ranked 5th place among the Top 25 Markets with an Occupancy rate of 80.4%, up +3.9% compared to the same period last year (77.4%). 
  • Los Angeles ADR was $144.91 and ranked 8th among the Top 25 Markets, up +4.7% compared to the same period last year ($138.36).
  • Los Angeles RevPAR was $116.47 and ranked 8th among the Top 25 Markets, up +8.8% compared to the same period last year ($107.04).
  • Rooms nights sold were 2.34 million countywide, reflecting a +4.4% increase over April 2013 (2.24 million room nights). 
  • The LAX area (87.3%) and Santa Monica/Marina Del Rey (86.9%) both reported the highest Occupancy rate for the month.  
  • Santa Monica/Marina Del Rey (+15.1%) and South Bay (+14.1%) reported the largest YOY RevPAR growth.

  

Words from Wooden – June 2014

06/05/2014

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As the summer travel season heats up, I am proud to share some significant positive news for Los Angeles’ tourism community, as well as continuing high levels of hotel occupancy, new hotel openings and more.

WHAT’S COMING – MAY 2014

05/04/2014

Los Angeles Tourism

Join us for the next LATCB monthly Member Mixer coming up on Thursday, May 29, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Rose Bowl Stadium located at 1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena, CA 91103. Enjoy a complimentary cocktail, hors d'oeuvres and networking with your industry peers. Our monthly Member Mixers are a great opportunity to meet many of your fellow LATCB members from a wide variety of L.A.-area tourism and hospitality businesses, while enjoying some of the L.A. area’s unique venues. Mark your calendar!

LATCB AT WORK – MAY 2014

05/04/2014

Los Angeles Tourism

From April 1-30, the LATCB International Team hosted four FAM trips to allow travel trade professionals to experience L.A.’s attractions and our members and partners in person, with groups from Australia (3 guests), Japan (11 guests), and the U.K. (10 guests). 

March 2014 Lodging Metrics

05/02/2014

  • Los Angeles ranked 9th place among the Top 25 Markets with an Occupancy rate of 80.3%, up +5.3% compared to the same period last year (76.3%).
  • Los Angeles ADR was $141.60 and ranked 8th among the Top 25 Markets, up +6.8% compared to the same period last year ($132.63).
  • Los Angeles RevPAR was $113.76 and ranked 7th among the Top 25 Markets, up +12.5 compared to the same period last year ($101.15).
  • Rooms nights sold were 2.42 million countywide, reflecting a +5.9% increase over March 2013 (2.28 million room nights).
  • The LAX area (87.4%) and Hollywood/Beverly Hills (84.5%) both reported the highest Occupancy rate for the month. 
  • Pasadena/Glendale/Burbank (+17.4%) and Los Angeles East (+17.0%) reported the largest YOY RevPAR growth.

LATCB AT WORK - MARCH 2014

03/10/2014

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NTA/UMA TRAVEL EXCHANGE 2014 IN LOS ANGELES

LATCB was proud to welcome Travel Exchange 2014 to the Los Angeles Convention Center, Feb. 16-20. The conference is produced by the National Travel Association (NTA) and the United Motorcoach Assocation (UMA) and is a citywide convention combining NTA’s Annual Convention and UMA Motorcoach EXPO – creating a unique travel industry event with 3,500 American and Canadian travel buyers and sellers on the same floor. Hosting this large tradeshow provided an opportunity to showcase L.A.’s unique attractions and LATCB members and partners to the travel trade. LATCB hosted extended sightseeing tours for the delegates to L.A. member attractions. LATCB had 45 confirmed appointments as well as networking opportunities throughout the four-day conference. 

 

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