January 2015 - Lodging Metrics

03/12/2015

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  • Los Angeles ranked 5th place among the Top 25 Markets with a Occupancy rate of 71.6%, down -2.7% over the same period last year (73.6%).

      - Markets ranking higher are Miami (82.9%), Oahu Island (81.2%), Orlando (76.1%), and San Francisco (73.2%).

  • Contributing factors for the decline in YOY occupancy were:

     - The shift of the Grammy Awards from January 2014 to February 2015.

     - The 2014 BCS National Championship Football Game, held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, did not occur in 2015. 

     - Adverse East Coast and Midwest weather hampering air travel.

  • Los Angeles ADR was $148.95 and ranked 6th among the Top 25 Markets, up +1.3% compared to the same period last year ($146.98).
  • Los Angeles RevPAR was $106.62 and ranked 6th among the Top 25 Markets, down -1.4% compared to the same period last year ($108.11).
  • Rooms nights sold were 2.18 million countywide, reflecting a -1.3% decrease over January 2014 (2.20 million room nights).
  • The LAX area (78.6%) and Beverly Hills/Westside L.A. (76.0%) both reported the highest Occupancy rate for the month. 
  • Long Beach (+9.4%) and South Bay (+6.3%) reported the largest YOY RevPAR growth.

News & Notes - March 2015

03/12/2015

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More than 30 of L.A.’s leading museums and performing arts groups will be featured in L.A. Tourism’s annual multiplatform cultural tourism marketing campaign April 6-May 17. Visitors who book a minimum of one night at an L.A. hotel will receive vouchers for admission discounts up to 50% for two adults as well as special offers at museum stores.

Visitors will have the opportunity to sample the best of L.A.’s cultural offerings in art, dance, history, music and science —from the Annenberg Space for Photography to the Zoo.  Now in its seventh year, the campaign (formerly known as Discover the Arts in Los Angeles) has been renamed Culture LA: Find What Moves You to better capture the diversity of L.A.’s cultural destinations.

Participating institutions in the 2015 campaign are:Annenberg Space for Photography; Aquarium of the Pacific; Autry National Center; Battleship IOWA; California Science Center; Craft & Folk Art Museum; East West Players; Fowler Museum at UCLA; Geffen Playhouse; Getty Center & Getty Villa; Hollywood Museum; Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens; Japanese American National Museum; LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes; LA Stage Alliance; Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; LACMA; Los Angeles Master Chorale; Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust; Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens; Music Center; Museum of Latin American Art; Museum of Tolerance; NoHo Arts District; Skirball Cultural Center; Ronald Reagan Presidential Library; USC Pacific Asia Museum; Valley Performing Arts Center, and Zimmer Children’s Museum.

For more information, visit discoverLosAngeles.com/cultureLA.

Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon

Famous Attractions Along the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon Route

03/09/2015

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The "Stadium to the Sea" course of the 2016 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon will take runners through iconic Los Angeles neighborhoods adjacent to some of the most well-known landmarks and attractions in Los Angeles. The Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon will be held on Sunday, February 14, 2016. The 26-mile course has several course markers, including Hollywood, Rodeo Drive and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Runners who are visiting Los Angeles can have the opportunity to visit some great sites once the race is over. Each course marker is near a great location for sightseeing, shopping and entertainment. Here are the most popular sites next to course markers of the Skechers Los Angeles Marathon.

For more information about the marathon, read our guide to the 2016 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon.

Things to Do on Hollywood Boulevard - Hollywood Boulevard Attractions

Famous Attractions on Hollywood Boulevard

03/05/2015

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Hollywood Boulevard is a Los Angeles cultural icon, with museums, landmarks and other attractions that celebrate L.A.’s rich film and entertainment heritage. You can see the footprints of the stars at the TCL Chinese Theatre, see the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, do some serious shopping at Hollywood & Highland, or visit the famous Hollywood Wax Museum. Along its stretch from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive, you can find a day’s worth of activities that will give you a true Hollywood experience. You never know who you'll run into! Arnold Schwarzenegger recently shocked fans by making an appearance at Madame Tussauds Hollywood. Watch what happened below.

Ribeye at EsCaLA

The Best Non-Korean Restaurants in Koreatown

03/04/2015

Joshua Lurie

By now, it should be clear that Koreatown features the most compelling collection of Korean restaurants outside of the motherland. However, people may not know that restaurateurs carrying flags for other cuisines are flocking to the neighborhood. Learn about some of the best non-Korean dining options in Koreatown.

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The Best Karaoke Spots in Los Angeles

03/02/2015

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Whether you’re the next big star or a nervous newbie, Los Angeles has the perfect karaoke stage for you! From Downtown to Koreatown and the Westside, sing your heart out at these fun karaoke spots.

Seafood paella at smoke.oil.salt.

Around the World in 21 Los Angeles Dishes

03/02/2015

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Generations of immigrants from around the world have come to Los Angeles from overseas and throughout the Americas to pursue their dreams. L.A. is truly a global metropolis because of its rich diversity. Locals and visitors alike can experience a virtual United Nations of cuisines without ever leaving the City of Angels. Leave your passport at home and start your culinary journey around the world in 21 Los Angeles dishes.

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