News & Notes - November 2014

11/17/2014

Discover Los Angeles

Los Angeles heads into the holiday season with a combination of momentum from improved summer and fall L.A. visitation numbers and a growing list of fall tradeshows for members to further expand their U.S. and global presence. Members can use this month's newsletter to review LATCB-hosted October and November FAMs for some of the world's travel influencers while strategizing where best to promote both their own success stories and the L.A. brand in general this year and next.

LAX blue pylons

September 2014 Lodging Metrics

11/17/2014

Discover Los Angeles

• Los Angeles ranked 8th place among the Top 25 Markets with an Occupancy rate of 76.7%, the same as September 2013.
• Los Angeles ADR was $143.57 and ranked 8th among the Top 25 Markets, up +7.3% compared to the same period last year ($133.83).
• Los Angeles RevPAR was $110.18 and ranked 8th among the Top 25 Markets, up +7.3% compared to the same period last year ($102.66).
• Rooms nights sold were 2.25 million countywide, reflecting a +1.6% increase over September 2013 (2.22 million room nights).
• The LAX area (85.0%) and Santa Monica/Marina Del Rey (83.0%) both reported the highest Occupancy rate for the month. 
•  Long Beach (+12.9%) and LA East (+11.3%) reported the largest YOY RevPAR growth.
 

LATCB AT WORK – NOVEMBER 2014

11/17/2014

Discover Los Angeles

Around the world, in town, and on the web, LATCB is working to help grow and support the Los Angeles tourism community and keep the world coming to L.A.

Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot - Pasadena

The Best Los Angeles Restaurants for Hot Pot

11/14/2014

Clarissa Wei

Hot pot is sometimes described as “Chinese fondue,” however fondue is actually "European hot pot." Hot potting, where ingredients are cooked in a steaming bowl of broth, dates back thousands of years. Some say it originated in Mongolia, others maintain it comes from China. Regardless of the pedigree, it’s an extremely popular practice that spread across Asia and now the world. The Japanese call it shabu shabu, the Vietnamese call it lẩu or cù lao, and in Korea porridge is cooked in the pot after the broth is finished. Hot pot is an easy feast to put together and is commonly enjoyed in East Asian households during the holidays. For those who prefer eating out, here’s a list of the best hot pots in Los Angeles.

¡Hola! Exploren el Mundo de Hello Kitty en Los Ángeles

11/12/2014

Descubra Los Angeles

El Museo Nacional Japonés Americano (JANM por sus siglas en inglés) presenta la exposición “Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty,” la cual abrió al público el 11 de octubre, 2014 y culmina el 26 de abril, 2015. Organizada como parte de las celebraciones del 40 aniversario de este ícono global, “Hello!” es la primera retrospectiva a gran escala en un museo de los Estados Unidos. La exhibición examina la colorida historia de Hello Kitty y su influencia en la cultura popular.

Thanksgiving at The Raymond in Pasadena

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Los Angeles Restaurants

11/06/2014

Discover Los Angeles

On Thanksgiving Day, restaurants across Los Angeles are preparing sumptuous holiday meals that will please every palate. From traditional favorites with all the trimmings to seafood and vegan dishes, read on for L.A. restaurants that are hosting Thanksgiving celebrations on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014.

Shopping on Rodeo Drive

Holiday Room Packages at Los Angeles Hotels

11/05/2014

Discover Los Angeles

Surfing Santas, yachts decked out with colorful lights, and palm trees trimmed with festive ornaments – these are just a few of the signs that the holiday season has arrived in Los Angeles. It’s also the time of year when many of the city’s hotels offer holiday packages that include special rates on accommodations, discounts on dining and shopping, and more.

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