L.A. Tourism Debuts meetLA.com

12/07/2015

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Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (L.A. Tourism) officially launched meetLA.com, a brand new website designed as a comprehensive, one-stop gateway for meeting professionals looking to conduct business in Los Angeles, one of the world’s premier meeting destinations. Created specifically to fit the needs of meeting and event professionals, the site ensures buying decisions become simpler and stress-free. meetLA.com offers critical tools to navigate the city of Los Angeles with ease such as find a venue, compare venues and interactive mapping.

“L.A. Tourism understands the importance of the meetings industry and we’ve taken detailed measures to create a website that truly reflects a planner’s interests and desires,” said Darren K. Green, senior vice president of sales at the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board. “meetLA.com is designed to ensure we connect with, and provide an engaging platform for, all generations of the meeting community.”


Readily accessible from all mobile devices, meetLA.com boasts enriched creative and up-to-date content such as information on new and refreshed hotels, group dining, green meetings and airport options.

LAX's Reimagined Terminal 2 Nears Completion

12/07/2015

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Westfield, in partnership with Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is getting set to unveil the transformed Terminal 2 at LAX in January 2016. The new Terminal 2 will soon offer 20 new dining and retail destinations – including nine Southern California-based brands and feature cutting-edge design and new traveler amenities. The 16,000 square-foot dining and retail collection will introduce eight new airport firsts including 12 dining options – double the existing program – curated by Westfield. This gathering of global cuisines will provide a traveler-friendly mix of fresh and healthy sit-down, casual dining, and grab-and-go. With twice the shopping options at nine retail destinations, Terminal 2 will offer travelers an enhanced selection of travel essentials and specialty retail.


Travelers at Terminal 2 can:
•    Experience SeaLegs Wine Bar, featuring a selection of great wines paired with the art of gourmet California share plates with exceptional flavors
•    Savor “boat-to-plate” American seafood at the fast-casual SLAPFISH Modern Seafood Shack
•    Slice into made-from-scratch happiness at The Pie Hole, with great pie and coffee sourced from high quality ingredients
•    Taste modern cantina flavors at Pepita Cantina, an L.A.-based concept created by "Top Chef" alum Mike Isabella
•    Enjoy flavorful Chinese cuisine that's “wok’d to order” at Pick Up Stix
•    Delight in a simple recipe of handmade dough and the finest mozzarella at Fresh Brothers Pizza
•    Grab organic sandwiches, salads and more with an Italian flair at Ciabatta Bar
•    Craft a signature burger at L.A.-based BUILT custom burger
•    Dine in L.A. history at Barney’s Beanery, a classic American roadhouse modeled after Route 66
•    Sip coffee at Starbucks
•    Discover a full range of body-shaping innovations at international phenomenon SPANX
•    Shop travel essentials at CNBC and Univision shops
•    Find the latest in electronics and cutting-edge technology on-the-go at eSavvy, and a first-ever “Beats Bar” at InMotion Entertainment

Built in 1962 as LAX’s original international terminal, Terminal 2 is comprised of 11 aircraft gates and is home to 10 domestic and international airlines, including Aeroméxico, Air Canada, Hawaiian Air and Virgin Atlantic. Terminal 2 serves more than 5.5 million travelers annually.

Stanford vs. Michigan State, 100th Rose Bowl Game at Rose Bowl Stadium

Rose Bowl Stadium: The Story of an L.A. Icon

12/07/2015

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The world-famous Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena has hosted five Super Bowls, gold medal matches for two Summer Olympics, two FIFA World Cup Finals, superstar concerts and the annual Rose Bowl Game for which it’s named.

Hollywood Walk of Fame viewed from above

The Guide to the Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony

12/02/2015

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There is a public viewing area for all Walk of Fame star ceremonies, which are free and do not have assigned seating. For those unable to attend in person, star ceremonies are streamed live at www.walkoffame.com.

  • Wear comfortable shoes, stay hydrated and bring sunscreen.
  • Chairs or step ladders are not permitted in the audience area of the ceremony.
  • Star ceremony begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. and will be over by 12:15 p.m.
  • Crowds must disperse immediately following the end of the star ceremony to clear the sidewalk and the street.

Pork shank at Birch

The dineL.A. Guide to Hollywood

11/30/2015

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Like a great actor, Hollywood is constantly reinventing itself. At various times, it’s been known as the home of pioneering movie studios, the Academy Awards, Art Deco treasures and a thriving nightlife scene. In recent years, Tinseltown has also become a vital dining destination. From a landmark of Hollywood’s Golden Age to Michelin stars and modernist cuisine, read on for the best restaurants in Hollywood.

"Red Carpet Moment" at L'Ermitage Beverly Hills

Awards Season Hotel Packages in Los Angeles

11/30/2015

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Nothing compares to experiencing Los Angeles is at its most stylish and glamorous during Awards Season, which ramps up with the turn of the new year and runs through February. Some of the most prestigious awards shows take place during this exciting time of year, including The Golden Globes, The GRAMMYs and The Oscars®. Awards Season is an ideal time for those dazzled by the industry to plan a trip to the City of Angels. From stylish viewing parties and VIP pampering experiences to soaking up the city’s palpable buzz, visiting L.A. during Awards Season is a must. Read on for Los Angeles hotels offering Awards Season room packages and luxury experiences.

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