March 2013 (5)

Unforgettable Los Angeles Hotel Wedding Venues

03/28/2013

Esther Tseng

When you’re planning your wedding, you'll want nothing but the best, not only for your ceremony and reception, but in accommodations for your guests coming from near and far. Fortunately, there are hotels throughout Los Angeles that are ready to host your momentous occasion, from a historic, 1925 Spanish construction hotel in bustling Downtown to a posh hotel designed by Philippe Starck near Beverly Hills. Here are some of the top hotels in Los Angeles that are sure to make your wedding a day that you and all your loved ones will remember.

Los Angeles Hotels Go Green with Eco-Friendly Features

03/20/2013

Discover Los Angeles

Los Angeles is often associated with red carpets, but the city is increasingly embracing green, with sustainable practices implemented in every region, from cultural attractions to restaurants and public transportation. Hotels throughout Los Angeles are leaders in green design, resulting in their recognition through Green Seal and LEED Certification. Many LA hotels now feature energy-efficient lighting and HVAC systems, water-saving fixtures and recycling programs. Find out more about eco-friendly hotel features that help to ensure your next stay in Los Angeles is a green one.

TAG-Approved Hotels in Los Angeles

03/15/2013

Frontiers LA

By Mike Ciriaco

"I think businesses ought to treat their customers right. Even their gay customers," said Sean Penn's titular character in the film Milk. In the never-ending battle for LGBT rights, economic equality is synonymous with social equality, and in a capitalistic society, every purchase is like casting a ballot. Gay consumers make a political statement anytime they decide which airline to fly, on which fast food to chow down and which hotels to patronize.

This necessity for queer-friendly accommodations inspired San Francisco-based Community Marketing, Inc to create the TAG Approved Program. Founded in 1997, the TAG recognizes “LGBT-welcoming” hotels, resorts and B&Bs that meet acceptance standards by adding them to a directory—a cost-effective way to reach gay and lesbian consumers throughout North America. Although a boon to gay travelers, TAG's primary motivation was to benefit 'out' hotel employees.

Seek out the following TAG-approved hotels, located in these Los Angeles regions: Downtown, Hollywood, West Hollywood, LAX, Westside, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, San Fernando Valley and Pasadena.

Find out more about the TAG Approved Program and view a map of TAG-approved hotels after the jump.

Things to Do in Venice, California

03/07/2013

Discover Los Angeles

From its world famous boardwalk and beautiful beach to the shopper’s paradise of Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice offers a unique and vibrant mix of activities and attractions. Read on to find out more about one of LA’s top neighborhoods.

TAG-Approved LA Hotels

03/01/2013

Discover Los Angeles

Founded in 1997, the TAG Approved Program rewards “LGBT-welcoming” hotels, resorts and B&Bs that meet acceptance standards by adding them to a directory—a cost-effective way to reach gay and lesbian consumers throughout North America. Although a boon to gay travelers, TAG's primary motivation was to benefit 'out' hotel employees.