LA TOURISM AT WORK - JUNE 2013

05/30/2013

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Around the world, in town, and on the web, LA Tourism and Convention Board is working to help grow and support the Los Angeles tourism community and keep the world coming to LA.

JUNE 2013 NEWS AND NOTES

05/30/2013

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Leading into summer, LA Tourism makes major inroads in an already strong position in the China travel market; bringing LA’s attractions to the world at International Pow Wow and bringing the LGBT travel convention to Los Angeles; getting ready for dineLA Summer Restaurant Week; LA Tourism gaining significant media coverage for the destination and our members and partners; and lots of updates on industry news.

April 2013 Lodging Metrics

05/29/2013

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  • Los Angeles ranked 6th place among the Top 25 Markets with an Occupancy rate of 77.4%, up +2.8% compared to the same period last year (75.3%).
  • Los Angeles ADR was $138.06 and ranked 8th among the Top 25 Markets, up +7.4% compared to the same period last year ($128.55).
  • Los Angeles RevPAR was $106.85 and ranked 8th among the Top 25 Markets, up +10.4% compared to the same period last year ($96.77).
  • • Rooms nights sold were 2.25 million countywide, reflecting a +2.8% increase over April 2012 (2.19 million room nights).
  • Hollywood/Beverly Hills (84.7%) and the LAX area (84.4%) both reported the highest Occupancy rate for the month. 
  • Downtown LA (+16.5%) and Los Angeles Southeast (+13.0%) reported the largest YOY RevPAR growth both driven by sizeable ADR increases.

 

The Guide to LA PRIDE

05/29/2013

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The annual LA PRIDE celebration welcomes over 500,000 people each year to West Hollywood. Taking place June 7-9, 2013, the festival continues to be a major focus for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride in the greater Los Angeles area. LA PRIDE is produced by Christopher Street West, a non-profit service organization composed of volunteers committed to the goals of human rights, education, outreach, and better understanding within and outside the LGBT community. From the LA PRIDE celebration and live performances at West Hollywood Park and parade on Santa Monica Blvd, to satellite events happening outside the festival throughout the weekend, read on for our guide to LA PRIDE.

What's Coming - June 2013

05/29/2013

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Please join us on Thursday, June 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for an opportunity to be first to see the new AKA Beverly Hills' outdoor terrace with spectacular panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills.

Enjoy a wine tasting and two glasses of wine hosted by Malibu Discovery Tours, hors d' oeuvres hosted by Morton's The Steakhouse, and dessert hosted by Chocbite, all while networking with other LA Tourism members and industry peers. Tours of AKA Beverly Hills will be available throughout the event.

AKA Beverly Hills is an exclusive, contemporary residential oasis that balances the style and hospitality of an intimate hotel with the space and comfort of a fully appointed luxury condominium. Situated at Crescent Drive and Wilshire Boulevard, this premier location is within walking distance to the world-famous Rodeo Drive, Via Rodeo and Robertson Boulevard, a shopping paradise.

The Guide to the Los Angeles Film Festival

05/28/2013

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Festival passes range from $150 for the Weeknight Pass to $2,500 for the All Access Pass. Individual tickets are $13 for all regular screenings, conversations and talks; $20 for Gala Screenings and Nights at the GRAMMY Museum; and $5 for all Future Filmmaker Showcase screenings. BUY TICKETS

The Guide to Outdoor Movies in Los Angeles

05/20/2013

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For movie fans, the summer outdoor movie season in Los Angeles is the best of all worlds: classic films and modern hits, shown on a big screen under the stars, with plenty of great food and drink. Gather your friends and enjoy hours of entertainment with our guide to L.A.’s outdoor movies.

The Guide to Outdoor Music in Los Angeles

05/16/2013

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Thanks to the beautiful year round weather, Los Angeles is home to some of the best outdoor music venues and events in the country. Whether you’re in the mood for pop, jazz, blues, alternative or electronica, there are music events taking place day and night that will keep you in the groove from the spring all the way to the fall.

The Guide to LA's Griffith Park

05/13/2013

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Griffith Park is the tenth-largest municipally owned park in the United States and one of the largest urban parks in North America, spanning over 4,300 acres of land. Originally a part of the Spanish land grant, Rancho Los Feliz, the park was named for its former owner, “Colonel” Griffith J. Griffith, a Welsh industrialist and philanthropist. In 1896, Griffith bequeathed five square miles of his Rancho Los Feliz estate to the people of Los Angeles. Since Griffith's original gift, further donations of land, along with city purchases and the reversion of private land to public domain, have expanded Griffith Park to its present size. Read on to find out the best attractions and activities in Griffith Park.