June 2014 Lodging Metrics

08/15/2014

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Los Angeles ranked 7th place among the Top 25 Markets with an Occupancy rate of 83.3%, up +0.6% compared to the same period last year (82.8%).

Kate del Castillo's Los Angeles

08/14/2014

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Kate del Castillo is one of Mexico's most popular actresses, starring in a series of hit telenovelas that have made her a household name in Latin America. The international star currently lives in Los Angeles: "I love this city!" she exclaims. Read on for some of del Castillo's favorite L.A. spots, from culture to restaurants and the beach.

"What I like the most about L.A. is that you have access to everything: from the super glam life to the affordable and interesting cultural scene. You can find whatever you're into. " ~ Kate del Castillo

Interview courtesy of "Revista Fernanda."

Shrimp pad thai at Siam Sunset

The Best Thai Restaurants in Los Angeles

08/14/2014

Clarissa Wei

The City of Angels has the largest Thai population outside of Thailand, so it’s no surprise that Thai food is in abundance around town. If you just want to wander, you should explore Thai Town, a six-block area centered along Hollywood Boulevard between Normandie and Western Avenue, where many of the city’s best Thai restaurants are located. From boat noodle specialists to spicy Southern Thai fare and fusion Thai food, there’s something for everyone. Read on for 10 of the best Thai restaurants in Los Angeles.

Words From Wooden - August 2014

08/14/2014

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Greetings,

Hope all of you are having a great summer. It certainly has been a busy summer for L.A.! In fact, for the first week of August, our hotel occupancy hit a staggering 93.6%

FEATURED MEMBERS: AUGUST 2014

08/14/2014

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Bagatelle Los Angeles redefines the Mediterranean dining experience through an exquisite menu and a beautifully designed space.  Located on La Cienega Blvd. in the heart of West Hollywood,  Bagatelle brings a new ‘joie de vivre’ to town, mirroring what could only be found in the South of France, until now…

NEWS & NOTES - AUGUST 2014

08/14/2014

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Register TODAY for LATCB’s 2nd Annual Market Outlook Forum, August 20 at the Los Angeles Convention Center to ensure your spot – only 50 seats remain! The LATCB Market Outlook Forum is the strategic forecasting conference for any business interested in capitalizing on L.A.’s record tourism growth. Los Angeles welcomed a record 42.2 million visitors from around the globe in 2013, making it one of the most-visited destinations in the U.S., and forecasts call for continued growth with 50 million visitors by 2020. This valuable event will help you prepare to welcome them and benefit from the tremendous anticipated growth in visitation. Hear the latest trends from industry experts, get the latest L.A. visitation forecasts and industry perspectives, learn what other successful businesses are doing at panel discussions, get the first look at LATCB’s sales and marketing plans for the year ahead, and get your Marketing and Planning Resource Book filled with L.A. market analysis, visitor profiles, spending habits and more, and learn how to participate in LATCB activities to maximize the value of your membership. 

$199 for LATCB Members. $249 for Non-Members.

Last year’s event sold out and space is limited.

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LATCB AT WORK – AUGUST 2014

08/14/2014

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LATCB’s international marketing department hosted a FAM tour (June 24-July 1) for team members from Imaginadora, LATCB’s newly appointed Brazil representatives. 

Seared rosemary-butter-basted lamb at Orsa & Winston

Los Angeles Tops Bon Appétit's 50 Best New Restaurants in America

08/13/2014

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In 2013, Alma in Downtown L.A. was named Bon Appétit's Best New Restaurant in America. Bon Appétit’s Restaurant and Drinks Editor, Andrew Knowlton, has posted his 50 nominees for this year’s list. Los Angeles has five restaurants in the list, more than any other city in the country. Read on and find out more about L.A.’s multicultural nominees for the Best New Restaurant in America.

Girl dancing at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes

A Three-Day Los Angeles Itinerary for Latino Culture

08/11/2014

Wiebke Schuster

The past, present and future of Los Angeles have been shaped by the rich diversity of its cultures. Nearly half of L.A.'s residents can trace their roots to Latin American origins, from Mexico and Peru to El Salvador and Costa Rica. Each year from Sept. 15 – Oct. 15, Angelenos and visitors of all backgrounds celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, which honors the cultural heritage and traditions of the Latino population.

Los Angeles was officially founded on Sept. 4, 1781, centuries after European explorers first arrived in the region in 1542. The cradle of L.A. is El Pueblo de Los Angeles, a historic district located in the oldest section of the city. The area includes landmarks such as Los Angeles Plaza, La Placita Church, and Olvera Street, the lively outdoor Mexican marketplace where visitors can find anything from handmade leather goods to custard filled churros.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is the perfect time to experience L.A.’s vibrant and diverse cultures. The following three-day guide explores historic and modern Latino culture in Downtown, then takes you west to Museum Row and West L.A.

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