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Action-Packed Group Activities in L.A.


There's no shortage of thrilling experiences in the City of Angels that'll surely leave a lasting impression on your attendees. Send them to a vertical wind tunnel to get airborne, to see exotic animals on a wine-tasting safari, and to take in majestic L.A. views from a bike or surfboard. Check out our top picks for action-packed group activities in L.A.

Explore L.A.'s Culinary Scene


It’s no secret that Los Angeles has one of the most exciting and influential dining scenes in the country. In a city where the food options are both endless and delectable, groups of all sizes will have no trouble finding a cuisine to satisfy their appetites.

L.A.'s Top Trailblazing Industries


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Los Angeles is home to the best storytellers and story-makers anywhere – spanning the media of film, TV, and music. Regions such as Hollywood, the Westside and the Valley are home to major studios such as Disney, FOX, Paramount, Dreamworks, Sony, NBC Universal and Warner Bros. All five major broadcast networks have studio operations in L.A. and well known TV programs are taped here along with dozens of other network and syndicated shows. The music industry is also ingrained in L.A. as each major label has studios in the area along with a legion of independent labels.

Entertainment in L.A. is part of the larger “creative economy,” encompassing a range of creative field and disciplines that make L.A. the creative capital of America. Talents and technologies in digital media, related arts, video games, web development and social media have all established roots in Los Angeles with more than 2,200 innovative startups calling the area, home.

A significant number of L.A. colleges and universities support the creative industry with strong film, broadcast, animation and music programs. Prestigious learning institutions such as USC, UCLA, Cal Arts and Loyola Marymount offer unrivaled opportunities for relevant conferences and groups to visit their facilities, providing access to a deep pool of resources and thought leaders.

Industry Insider - David Merrell of AOO Events


David Merrell, COO and Creative Director of AOO Events, has been taking the event industry by storm since 1989. With a name synonymous with cutting-edge and innovative event design and production concepts, Merrell has transformed the market and captivated audiences worldwide. Read on for his top picks and see what this industry insider has to say about the City of Angels...

See What's New for Meetings in L.A.


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For meeting professionals and event planners, Los Angeles offers world class venues in a dynamic city that’s constantly evolving and expanding its possibilities.

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Marisa Blank is LATCB’s new Director of Convention Sales for the Northeast and Southeast Region. Marisa had spent her 18-year career working for Starwood Hotels for flagship brands including W, Sheraton and Westin, among others, in New York City and Washington D.C. Marisa will be based in the New York area and serves the NE territory that includes New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Connecticut as well as North and South Carolina in the SE. Contact: [email protected]

playL.A. - New and Upcoming L.A. Attractions


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Universal Studios Hollywood
announced the Spring 2016 arrival of the West Coast’s most anticipated entertainment experience “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” and the introduction of the land’s signature attraction, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” in hyper-realistic 3D-HD. Inspired by J. K. Rowling’s compelling stories and characters and the Warner Bros. films, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” delivers a fully immersive themed land that will bring the Harry Potter series to life with impeccable detail and precision. “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” will be faithful to the visual landscape of the fiction and films, including Hogwarts castle which will serve as its iconic focal point. Like its counterparts in Orlando and Japan, Hogwarts castle will sit at the heart of the themed land where the signature 3D-HD adventure ride, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™" will make its U.S. debut and take guests on a journey into many memorable scenes alongside Harry, Ron and Hermione. The world will also feature an enchanting family coaster “Flight of the Hippogriff,” food and beverage offerings true to the series and retail shops that will add to the authenticity of the land.

L.A. in the News


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A fresh new experience has arrived at Los Angeles International Airport with the recent completion of Terminal 5, reflecting the style of the city and its travelers. Delta Air Lines unveiled the terminal-wide refurbishment in June, including the airline’s first private check-in lounge, Delta ONE.

Delta ONE provides the most innovative premium check-in experience of any carrier at LAX. Customers flying in Delta One enter the terminal through a dedicated curbside entrance, leading to a private, modern check-in lounge with personalized luggage check, high-design atmosphere, and a refreshment bar. Customers also access a dedicated security checkpoint directly from the Delta ONE at LAX lounge. Additionally, a renovated Sky Club offers more space and an improved customer experience, including 100 additional seats; new shower suites and renovated bathrooms; an updated food area with cafe seating; and new furnishings and fixtures. New restaurants and shops in Terminal 5 feature celebrity chefs and retail brand names that reflect the cuisine, culture and lifestyle of Los Angeles.

Other Terminal 5 enhancements include new jet bridges; a renovated Sky Priority lobby; an expanded ticketing lobby and four additional security screening checkpoints; and new baggage carousels and international baggage recheck facilities. The $229-million Delta project was completed in partnership with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the City of Los Angeles and is the latest in the more than $8 billion overhaul of LAX.

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InterContinental Hotels Group will debut Hotel Indigo Downtown Los Angeles, a hip 350-room hotel being built at the end of 2016. The 18-story Hotel Indigo will be the flagship hotel at Metropolis, a $1 billion mixed-use development which will feature three residential towers and a curated retail experience. The property will sit at the heart of Downtown L.A., linking the Financial District to of L.A. LIVE. Design for the hotel will be inspired by its surrounding neighborhood and will focus on prominent narratives from Downtown’s past including Fiesta De Las Flores, the glamorous pre-Hollywood nightlife scene and the underground speakeasies of the roaring twenties.