L.A. Tourism at Work - February 2016

02/10/2016

Discover Los Angeles

L.A. Tourism hosted its annual Agent-Kai New Year’s Celebration Luncheon on January 13, 2016 in Downtown at the Italian restaurant, Vespaio for 24 members of Agent-Kai, an association of general managers from the top Los Angeles-based Japanese tour operators. 

Lodging Metrics - December 2015

02/10/2016

Discover Los Angeles

Los Angeles ranked 7th place among the Top 25 Markets with an Occupancy rate of 69.8%, up +3.5% compared to the same period last year (67.4%).

The Galleria at Millennium Biltmore Hotel

Go On Location: Famous Scenes Filmed at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles

02/08/2016

Lindsay Blake

The Millennium Biltmore Hotel is flanked by West 5th Street to the north, South Olive Street to the east, South Grand Avenue to the west and the PacMutual complex to the south. The majestic arched entrance located on the Olive Street side, which initially served as the hotel’s main entry, boasts Renaissance Revival design elements, towering columns, ornate relief carvings, and tall glass doors with wrought iron detailing. Just outside these doors, Allen Bauer (Tom Hanks) learns that his new girlfriend, Madison (Daryl Hannah) is a mermaid when mad scientist Walter Kornbluth (Eugene Levy) dramatically sprays her with water in the 1984 comedy Splash. 1984 proved to be a very popular time for the Olive Street entrance. That same year, Hanks shot another scene for a different film in the exact same spot. It’s there that his character, the newly-engaged Rick Gassko, valet-parks his school bus at the beginning of the raunchfest Bachelor Party. And in Beverly Hills Cop, which also premiered in 1984, Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) humorously orders room service delivered to Det. Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) and Sgt. Taggart (John Ashton), who are parked directly across the street from the Olive Street entrance, in front of Pershing Square.

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