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Los Angeles Auto Show at Los Angeles Convention Center

Nov. 21–30, 2014: Los Angeles Auto Show

11/20/2014

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The 2014 L.A. Auto Show is premiering 30 world debuts (totaling 60 vehicle unveilings overall), which will be introduced in front of a global audience during its Press & Trade Days (Nov. 18-20) at the LACC. Audi is planning one of its biggest L.A. Auto Shows to date, with eight total debuts, three of which are global. Mercedes-Benz has three world premieres, which will be showcased alongside the brand’s two North American debuts, while Porsche will hold several world reveals. Mazda will feature three global premieres, one of which is an all-new vehicle. BMW has two world debuts and three North American debuts, and Chevrolet has also committed to two global premieres. Cadillac has its world reveal of the high-performance 2015 ATS-V, while Chrysler plans to introduce its completely refreshed 300 and 300C models. Other brands making world premieres include Acura, Lexus, Toyota and Volkswagen.

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September 2014 Lodging Metrics

11/17/2014

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• 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.
 

News & Notes - November 2014

11/17/2014

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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.

LATCB AT WORK – NOVEMBER 2014

11/17/2014

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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.

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

11/12/2014

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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.

Tree of Testimony at Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Mona Golabek Exhibit at Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

10/30/2014

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On Nov. 3, 2014, LAMOTH is opening a special exhibit and learning experience based on original artifacts from Mona Golabek’s personal collection of photos and documents related to her book, “The Children of Willesden Lane.” The book chronicles the extraordinary life story of Golabek’s mother Lisa Jura, who as a young teen, was forced to leave her family in Vienna, travel to London in a Kindertransport and live out World War II as a refugee. The Kindertransport (German for “children transport”) was a rescue mission that took place during the nine months prior to the outbreak of World War II. The United Kingdom took in nearly 10,000 predominantly Jewish children from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and the Free City of Danzig. The children were placed in British foster homes, hostels, schools and farms. In many cases they were the only members of their families who survived the Holocaust.

Mona Golabek is an author, recording artist, radio host and internationally acclaimed concert pianist. A Grammy Award nominee, Golabek has received numerous accolades, including the Avery Fisher Career Grant and the People's Award of the International Chopin Competition. She is the subject of several PBS television documentaries, including "More Than the Music," which won the grand prize in the 1985 Houston Film Festival, and "Concerto for Mona," featuring Golabek and conductor Zubin Mehta. She has appeared in concert at the Hollywood Bowl, the Kennedy Center, Royal Festival Hall and with major orchestras and conductors worldwide.

The work of Mona Golabek and her sister, the late concert pianist Renee Golabek-Kaye, was inspired by the words their grandmother Malka said to her daughter at the Vienna train station, as Lisa boarded the Kindertransport for safety in London. "Hold on to your music," Malka told her. "It will be your best friend."

The exhibition will feature original music, audio guide narration and reflection by Mona Golabek. Admission is free. For more information, visit the LAMOTH website at www.lamoth.org.

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