Hotel Normandie lobby

Hotel Normandie: The Story of an L.A. Icon


Sandi Hemmerlein

Situated only three miles in each direction from Downtown L.A. and the Miracle Mile, Koreatown has become a historic, cultural and entertainment destination, marked by the revival of architectural icons like the Hotel Normandie

City Hall viewed from Grand Park

The Sustainable City pLAn of Los Angeles


The Sustainable City pLAn is a roadmap for a Los Angeles that is environmentally healthy, economically prosperous, and equitable in opportunity for all - now and over the next 20 years. The pLAn focuses on both short-term results and long term goals that will transform our city.

June 2015 Lodging Metrics


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Los Angeles ranked 8th place among the Top 25 Markets with an Occupancy rate of 84.0%, up +1.1% compared to the same period last year (83.1%).

News & Notes - August 2015


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The Longines Masters of Los Angeles is one of the most prestigious equestrian competitions worldwide, welcoming the world’s top show jumpers and equine athletes to compete for $1 million in prize money at the Los Angeles Convention Center October 1-4. Last year’s inaugural event was a tremendous success and immediately rated as the number one indoor show jumping competition according to the North American Riders Group. The Longines Masters of Los Angeles will once again bring together 30,000 spectators for four unforgettable days of top-level equestrian sport, heart-pounding emotion, and an unparalleled class of entertainment and glamour.

In addition to the competition, spectators can attend a magnificent dressage exhibition and Master Classes given by the best international riders, dine on refined cuisine, enjoy live music in the exquisite lounge, and explore the Prestige Village with its Kids Corner and shops from exclusive international brand partners. For more information, click here.

DMAI’s Finance, Operations and Technology Summit is an annual gathering of senior level DMO leadership in finance, operations and technology taking place in Los Angeles September 15-18, 2015. Recognizing the benefit of integrating cross-functional disciplines, the Summit offers a multi-perspective to advance operational excellence at DMOs.  From survey feedback, past attendees have stated they find great benefit in attending all three days even though one’s own immediate role and responsibilities does not include another functional area, directly.

Through increased understanding of each other’s issues and goals, which is critical in today’s workplace environment, Summit participants walk away with a more strategic perspective to advance their DMO’s objectives and to better manage operations and human capital. The collective knowledge exchanged and thus gained through peer-to-peer networking and established partnerships is a year-round endeavor. Read more here.

Los Angeles has been awarded the Overseas Meeting & Incentive City of the Year by Travel Weekly China for the 2015 China Travel & Meetings Industry Awards. The awards ceremony took place August 4 at the W Beijing Channg’an and L.A. Tourism representative Kate Chang was attended to receive the award on the organization’s behalf.

Billy Schenck - "A River Runs Through It" at The Autry

The Autry Presents "New Acquisitions Featuring the Kaufman Collection"


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The first section of the exhibition, The Ultimate Icon is dedicated to the Western archetype, the cowboy. Artworks and quotes contrast nostalgia developed in the late 19th century - embodied in the rugged white individualist - with the not-so-glamorous reality of diverse working cattlemen. The excitement of Frederic Remington’s turn-of-the-century bronze, Rattlesnake is matched in recent sculptures by Harry Jackson and Herb Mignery. Doug Owen’s life-size horse made from car parts offers a more ironic point of view. Paintings by Bill Owen, Bill Anton, and others portray the lives of today’s cowboys, whereas others depict rodeo riders: the icon made contemporary.

Words from Wooden - August 2015


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The world’s spotlight once again shined on the City of Angels as we successfully hosted the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. I wanted to take a moment to thank you, our local hospitality and tourism businesses, for rolling out our signature L.A. red carpet and ensuring our celebrated guests had a memorable experience. 

Hosting the largest sports and humanitarian event in Los Angeles was truly an honor and we should all be proud of its success. The largest single event staged in the city since the 1984 Olympic Games, we welcomed 6,500 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 165 countries; and let’s not forget the hundreds of thousands of spectators, supporters and volunteers who all played crucial roles.

We, the community of Los Angeles, are incredibly thankful for this opportunity and should all be very proud that we came together and provided the stage to celebrate the spirit, courage, talents and achievements of these special athletes.

I hope to see you all at our third annual Market Outlook Forum next Thursday, August 20. This strategic forecasting conference will help you capitalize on L.A.’s record tourism growth and prepare you to welcome the millions of future L.A. visitors.

There’s only a few days left to register – and don’t forget, this year’s Market Outlook Forum is complimentary to all members. You’ll walk away with LATCB’s proprietary Marketing and Planning Resource, a critical tool filled with exclusive L.A. market analysis, visitor profiles, spending habits and other market information that will help you make strategic business decisions.

As always, LATCB will be here, working on behalf of all of our members and partners to keep the world coming to Los Angeles.
Best wishes,

Ernest Wooden Jr.
President and CEO
Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board

Bradbury Building in Downtown L.A.

The Guide to the Historic Core of Downtown Los Angeles


Tanja Laden

There's a reason why one of Downtown L.A.'s most vibrant districts is called the Historic Core. Located between Hill and Main Streets and 1st and 9th Streets, this eclectic neighborhood showcases many of the things that originally put Los Angeles on the world stage, including lovely parks, ornate movie palaces and other architectural marvels. It's also where visitors can experience places that have helped contribute to L.A.'s more contemporary reputation as a food and arts destination. With no shortage of beautiful buildings, cutting-edge art galleries, trendy bars and gourmet restaurants, the Historic Core is where L.A.'s golden era meets modern times.