News & Notes - June 2015


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In our continuing effort to support our members, we encourage you to complete the 2015 Membership Survey. The recommendations and key points of interest indicated by our members will help craft our decisions going forward.  Your candid feedback is critical and will help L.A. Tourism determine which member benefits are important to you and ultimately assist us with future program planning. Please click here and complete the 2015 L.A. Tourism Membership Survey.

BonaVista Lounge at The Westin Bonaventure

Fantastic Features of Los Angeles Hotels: Part One


Sarah Dandashy

Travelers and locals alike are lucky that Los Angeles is home to incredible hotels across the city. Whether they are sleek and modern in design or historic properties with Golden Age Hollywood glamour, we have hotels to fit every need. Of course, in a city that is sunny and perfect throughout the year, hotel pools are a top feature. The fun doesn’t stop at the hotel pool. The following guide lists some of the “Fantastic Features” of Los Angeles hotels that you’ll want to visit when planning your next daycation, staycation or vacation!

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Lodging Metrics April 2015


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Los Angeles ranked 7th place among the Top 25 Markets with an Occupancy rate of 79.5%, relatively flat (-0.9%) compared to the same period last year (80.2%).

Gallery Bar and Cognac Room at the Millennium Biltmore

Top 10 Hotel Bars in Los Angeles


Gabrielle Olya

Some of the best bars in Los Angeles are located at the city’s top hotels. Whether you want to experience a Los Angeles classic, enjoy an incredible view while you sip your drink, or check out a trendy new spot, you can often do so without leaving your accommodations. These 10 bars prove that in L.A., hotels are not just for sleeping.

Green Tea Monster pancakes at Bea Bea's

Great Places to Eat Near Universal Studios Hollywood


Joshua Lurie

Universal Studios Hollywood℠ is more popular than ever, thanks to The Simpsons™, Fast & Furious - Supercharged, and the impending arrival of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. Still, people can’t live on Krusty burgers and butter beer alone. Before or after visiting the theme park, swing by one of our favorite restaurants within a two-mile radius. Bonus: this guide also benefits people who live or work in the area.