playL.A. - May 2014

05/02/2014

Discover Los Angeles

The Forum, one of rock music’s most storied venues, where Led Zeppelin, Elvis Presley and countless other rock legends have performed, opened in January 2014 after a top-to-bottom $100 million makeover. The Madison Square Garden Co.-owned Forum includes 8,000 sq. ft. of all-new hospitality space, with high-end dining and souvenirs shops separated by a glass wall so guests will never miss a moment of the show, all-new sound and lighting technology, all-new seats, and a star-filled LED-lit ceiling. The VIP Forum Club lounge has been completely renovated, and a new Chase Lounge was added. The 40,000 sq. ft. outdoor terrace has been completely refurbished with upgraded food and beverage amenities. 

stayL.A. - May 2014

05/02/2014

Discover Los Angeles

The Ace Hotel’s new location in Downtown’s historic theatre district opened in January, 2014 in the United Artist Theatre building. The hotel has 180 guestrooms and a fantastically decorated, restored  1,600-seat vaudeville theatre venue, and modern-retro art installations everywhere you look. The restaurant and bar L.A. Chapter, and the rooftop poolside lounge have already gained critical acclaim and are officially a place to be seen. A private Screening Room, suites and banquet room are available for film premieres and presentations, and there’s an “Undefeated” branded fitness center open 24 hours a day. 

dineL.A.- May 2014

05/02/2014

Discover Los Angeles

L.A. LIVE, Los Angeles’ premier sports and entertainment complex adjacent to the Los Angeles Convention Center in Downtown L.A., has ramped up its already stellar dining lineup. Live Basil Pizza uses organic produce and all-natural meats and cheeses to make high-quality, fresh pizza right in front of your eyes. Fast casual SmashBurger makes delicious, cooked-to-order burgers and more. Tom’s Urban has globally inspired, locally sourced, and seasonally influenced cuisine for sharing, such as urban street tacos and grilled Greek lamb sliders. Nest at WP24 is legendary L.A. celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck’s newest eatery – an approachable, modern restaurant and lounge adjacent to his renowned WP24 by Wolfgang Puck, with panoramic city views atop the 24th floor of the JW Marriott.

The NiHao China Program

04/30/2014

Los Angeles Tourism

The NiHao China program offers a series of seminars, culminating with China-Ready certification for businesses that meet specified criteria. Certified NiHao China businesses will be promoted via LATCB’s marketing vehicles in China including our new website, social media channels, trade shows, and media and travel trade outreach. For more information, email [email protected] or click here.

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Hidden Gems in the Beach Cities of Los Angeles

04/27/2014

Esther Tseng

The three sister Beach Cities in the South Bay of Los Angeles - Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach - represent a unique L.A. beach culture that can only be experienced in the flesh. The real estate in the area is consistently ranked as some of the most expensive in the country, thanks to spectacular coastal views and its proximity to the ocean. Aerospace, maritime and other industries fuel the economy here, but visitors will be privy to a beach community focused around activities taking place along The Strand, on beautiful beaches, and bustling piers located in each of these cities. Whether you're into biking, beach volleyball, sunbathing, surfing, swimming, body surfing, paddle boarding or simply walking and sightseeing or dining, the Beach Cities offer a slice of Southern California that you just can't miss. Read on and discover the hidden gems in the beautiful Beach Cities of L.A.

L.A. Story Spotlight: Carol Watkins

04/25/2014

Discover Los Angeles

Carol Watkins, aka the "Queen of Press Junkets," has been Director of Entertainment Sales at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills since 1987. 

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