February 2014 (31)

Los Angeles Weekend Events: Feb. 21-23, 2014


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From “the World’s First and Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band,” to International Space Station Day and a pork-wine-bourbon extravaganza, we’ve gathered five of the best events taking place in Los Angeles from Friday, Feb. 21 to Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.

February 25: The Dalai Lama at The Forum


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On Tuesday, Feb. 25, The Forum hosts a unique event featuring a very special guest: His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama. His Los Angeles appearance is part of a four-day visit to California. 

Los Angeles Weekend Events: Feb. 14-16, 2014


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From a Speed Dating party, to Paul Simon and Sting, and the world’s first interactive live stream of an opera, we’ve gathered five of the best events taking place in Los Angeles from Friday, Feb. 14 to Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. 

Fried chicken sandwich at Akasha

The Best Restaurants in Culver City


Joshua Lurie

Culver City’s culinary scene has finally arrived. Sure, plenty of places opened in the Aughts, particularly downtown, but not many places generated enough excitement or staying power. Now, a new wave of gastronomy is washing over Culver City, spanning from the Marina del Rey border to Mid-City. Here are some favorites.

Feb. 13-22: SKYLINE 2014


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SKYLINE 2014 is a free architecture and art event that showcases experimental and interactive installations that embrace LA's ever-evolving cultural landscape. SKYLINE takes place in Downtown LA from Thursday, Feb. 13 to Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.



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All Star Showbiz Tours offers entertaining sightseeing tours with a touch of class and pizzazz, with tours of Hollywood, movie stars' homes, Beverly Hills, Bel-Air, beach tours and more!

December 2013 Lodging Metrics


  •  Los Angeles ranked 7th place among the Top 25 Markets with an Occupancy rate of 66.5%, up +3.2% compared to the same period last year (64.4%).
  • Los Angeles ADR was $128.81 and ranked 7th among the Top 25 Markets, up +5.8% compared to the same period last year ($121.75).
  • Los Angeles RevPAR was $85.60 and ranked 5th among the Top 25 Markets, up +9.2% compared to the same period last year ($78.39).
  • Rooms nights sold were 1.99 million countywide, reflecting a +3.7% increase over December 2012 (1.93 million room nights).
  • The LAX area (73.9%) and Pasadena/Glendale/Burbank (69.3%) both reported the highest Occupancy rate for the month. 
  • South Bay (+13.9%) and Los Angeles Southeast (+11.9%) reported the largest YOY RevPAR growth both driven by sizeable ADR increases.



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LATCB members have an exclusive opportunity to benefit from LATCB's new NiHao China training program designed to help hotels, attractions and other tourism industry businesses learn how to best attract and meet the cultural preferences of Chinese visitors. Part of LATCB's efforts to help our members and partners become “China ready,” the NiHao China program offers a series of seminars, with a certification and seal of approval by LATCB and the China National Tourism Office (CNTA) upon completion, assuring Chinese tour operators and travel planners that they are hotels and attractions that will be well suited for Chinese tourists coming to LA. Certified NiHao China businesses will be included in the marketing vehicles of LATCB and its partners in China, and will be pre-approved by the CNTA to do business with Chinese travel companies. The first NiHao China Seminar will be held on Feb. 26, 2014 at the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel. For more information or to register, click here.