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NEWS & NOTES – JUNE 2014

06/10/2014

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The Los Angeles City Council has approved $10 million in short-term enhancements for the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC). The improvements will begin later this year, and include aesthetic improvements of the interior of the Concourse Hall, Concourse Walkway, and Hall G, H, J, and K lobby areas; complete renovation of the LACC’s Theater; upgraded dimmable lighting controls for meeting rooms; and upgrades to the air-walls, HVAC, escalators, elevators and security systems. A new energy-efficient “green roof” will be installed on the South Hall to help keep the building cool while reducing energy usage.

The City Council also approved the "Plan B" concept to modernize and expand the LACC. The City and LACC developed “Plan B” as a parallel path to AEG's "Plan A" proposal to build an NFL football stadium and modernize LACC, which is contingent upon NFL agreeing to place a team in L.A. Under Plan B, a design contest would be held for more than two dozen architectural firms happening this year.

April 2014 Lodging Metrics

06/09/2014

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  • Los Angeles ranked 5th place among the Top 25 Markets with an Occupancy rate of 80.4%, up +3.9% compared to the same period last year (77.4%). 
  • Los Angeles ADR was $144.91 and ranked 8th among the Top 25 Markets, up +4.7% compared to the same period last year ($138.36).
  • Los Angeles RevPAR was $116.47 and ranked 8th among the Top 25 Markets, up +8.8% compared to the same period last year ($107.04).
  • Rooms nights sold were 2.34 million countywide, reflecting a +4.4% increase over April 2013 (2.24 million room nights). 
  • The LAX area (87.3%) and Santa Monica/Marina Del Rey (86.9%) both reported the highest Occupancy rate for the month.  
  • Santa Monica/Marina Del Rey (+15.1%) and South Bay (+14.1%) reported the largest YOY RevPAR growth.

  

Words from Wooden – June 2014

06/05/2014

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As the summer travel season heats up, I am proud to share some significant positive news for Los Angeles’ tourism community, as well as continuing high levels of hotel occupancy, new hotel openings and more.

Special Offers

05/29/2014

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Special SuperShuttle and ExecuCar pricing to Los Angeles Area Hotels*
Special Hotel Price of $14.00 per person each way (Shared Ride) when you book online and use discount code E4RXN. Take advantage of private Town Car Service using ExecuCar Town Car transportation with meet and greet service, and save $20 off round-trip transportation.

Battleship IOWA: The Story of an L.A. Icon

05/22/2014

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Designated the "World's Greatest Naval Ship," Battleship IOWA is a floating museum that welcomes visitors from around the world to its location at the Los Angeles Waterfront in San Pedro.  

L.A. Tourism Partners

05/20/2014

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The mission of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board is to advance the prosperity of L.A.'s visitor economy and the livelihoods that depend on it. This is achieved by sales and marketing to the principle segments of both the domestic and international travel trade and consumer. In particular, L.A. Tourism represents the L.A. destination to the meetings and convention industry nationwide; the international travel trade and traveler; the cruise passenger and cruise lines; the domestic leisure traveler; as well as the worldwide travel media.

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