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Trends: After an exciting couple of years welcoming properties like The Conrad, Downtown LA Proper, The Hoxton and more, Downtown Los Angeles remains at the center of hotel innovation with the Delphi opening in what used to be the Standard featuring a newly designed lobby and bar, and the long-awaited dual-branded AC and MOXY property opening earlier this summer. These conjoining hotels welcome fun-loving guests to enjoy sweeping views of the city, artistic design, signature dining and meeting spaces just steps away from LA Live and the Los Angeles Convention Center.


The Winfield Downtown Los Angeles 

Open now

The San Francisco hospitality brand, Sonder, Inc., has launched a new outpost called The Winfield, located within the 1920s Foreman & Clark Building at 7th and Hill Streets. The 13-story building, formerly a department store and office tower, was converted into a 125-key hotel by Bonnis Properties. The Winfield, named for Foreman & Clark founder Winfield Foreman, features a kitchenette in all guest rooms, which include two penthouse suites that are 2,000 and 2,800 square feet. Other features include a gym, a yoga room, and a terrace deck on the fifth floor. Curlett & Beelman designed the Art Deco and Gothic-style building, which once housed the flagship store and corporate headquarters of the now-defunct Foreman & Clark chain. That's not all to come from Sonder, look out for it's second Downtown Los Angeles, The Craftsman, set to open early 2024.



Dual-Branded Moxy Downtown Los Angeles and AC Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
Open now  
With a multitude of experiences under one roof, Moxy Downtown Los Angeles and AC Hotel Downtown Los Angeles are DTLA’s newest destinations for visitors and locals. Located in the heart of Downtown, directly across from the Los Angeles Convention Center and Crypto.com Arena, the two hotels offer a total of 727 guestrooms and an unprecedented 13 dining and entertainment options, including Level 8, a collection of restaurants, bars and lounges that highlight the neighborhood’s diverse cultures and cuisines. The property will also feature a Miami-meets-Copacabana pool deck and over 13,000 square feet of flexible meeting and social events space with a design inspired by DTLA’s industrial heritage.

Palihotel Hollywood
Open now 
Designed to be a charming hideaway in the heart of Hollywood, Palihotel Hollywood will include 74 rooms and suites, a guest-exclusive café and bar, and a courtyard pool at its prime Sunset Boulevard location. Interiors will reflect Palisociety’s signature designs, with inspirations from vintage Los Angeles. The property will also feature the inviting Benny’s on the Blvd. serving a delicious daytime menu, poolside snacks, and playful cocktails.

The Delphi Los Angeles
Open now 
In Ancient Greece, Delphi was considered the center of the world. A few thousand years later, that essence now resides at 550 Flower Street: a staple of Downtown Los Angeles’ silhouette. Once the headquarters of Superior Oil, and then, the focal point of the city’s early 2000’s revitalization, the address is once again home to creativity, culture, and hospitality. Their 207 rooms and two penthouses err on the side of understated, yet teem with high-touch amenities and design elements. Denae’s Diner has recently opened on the ground floor, offering all-day dining in a modern-day interpretation of the classic diner. 


Mama Shelter Downtown Los Angeles 
Opening 2026 
It was recently announced that the second Mama Shelter location in Los Angeles will transform the existing Mart South Building in the Downtown Fashion District. The property will boast 145 standard rooms and four suites, as well as a three festive food and beverage offerings with an all-day dining concept, a café on ground floor and a rooftop bar and terrace overlooking the city. The new concept is expected to open in early 2026. 


Trends: Los Angeles attractions and theme parks offer something for the entire family, from state-of-the-art rides to behind-the-scenes tours that celebrate films and storytelling. Get up close and personal with seasonal events, interactive dining experiences, and new statues honoring our heroes - Wonder Woman and the late Kobe Bryant. 


Universal Studios Hollywood 
-    Halloween Horror Nights returns to LA with a terrifying 2023 line-up featuring the demonic “Evil Dead Rise” and frightening original houses, “Monstruos: The Monsters of Latin America” and “Holidayz in Hell.” The notorious “Terror Tram” returns with “Terror Tram…The Exterminatorz” to petrify guests starting Thursday, September 7 and running select nights through October 31.
-    Toad joins SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ as a new walk-about character and will now be on hand to meet and interact with guests visiting from around the world. Since opening in early 2023, SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ is located within an expanded area of Universal Studios Hollywood. Within the vibrancy of colors and architectural ingenuity sits the groundbreaking “Mario Kart™: Bowser’s Challenge” ride, as well as many interactive activities to engage the entire family within the captivating Mushroom Kingdom.

Warner Bros Studio Tours 
-    Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month, paying tribute to the generations of Hispanics who have positively influenced and enriched storytelling.  Beginning September 15, 2023, studio tours stopping on Stage 48: Script to Screen will see an exhibit featuring costumes and props featured in Blue Beetle, Barbie, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, Wild Wild West, Ocean’s Eleven, and Curse of La Llorona.  
-    The Wonder Woman Statue was recently revealed for locals and visitors to enjoy. As part of an ongoing partnership between DC Comics, Warner Bros. Discovery, the seven-and-a-half foot tall bronze Wonder Woman statue stands as a Warrior for Peace at the entrance to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood in Burbank, California.

Fork n’ Film
Fork n' Film brings the best cinema to life with the finest culinary experiences with multi-course, pre-set menus, complemented with specially crafted mocktails. Each element of the dining experience is thoughtfully curated to transport you into the world of the film that serves as our inspiration. Coming to Los Angeles in Little Tokyo and at an array of other unique locations throughout Los Angeles offerings movie screenings like Ratatouille, Harry Potter and Elf. https://www.forknfilm.com 


Bluey X Camp Interactive Experience
Opening November 6
Calling all Bluey fans! Come laugh, play, and pretend with Bluey, Bingo, Mum, and Dad, everyone’s favorite family. At Bluey x CAMP the entire family can step inside Bluey’s house for an unforgettable immersive adventure that ends with a meet-and-greet with Bluey and Bingo. Head over to the Westfield Century City Camp Store to venture inside the Heeler house and into what feels like a live episode of the show. 

Kobe Bryant Statue 
February 2024
The Los Angeles Lakers will pay tribute to Hall of Famer and former Lakers All-Star Kobe Bryant with a bronze statue in front of Crypto.com Arena, previously Staples Center, where Kobe played his entire 20-year NBA career. The statue will be unveiled on February 8, 2024 before the Laker's home game that evening. 

Universal Studios Hollywood: Construction begins on new roller coaster 
Themed to Universal Pictures’ iconic Fast & Furious film franchise and equipped with a state-of-the-art ride system uniquely created to engulf guests within the dynamic Fast & Furious universe, this all-new roller coaster will benefit from Universal Destinations & Experiences’ decades-long expertise in revolutionizing the development of the contemporary roller coaster across its global theme park destinations. Stay tuned for updates.


Trends: Classic dining can transport you back to simpler times. This fall, indulge at family-feel restaurant Donna’s in Echo Park making Italian-American classics cool again, while Denae’s Diner in DTLA puts a new swing on this cozy staple. Elsewhere, different interpretations of Asian cuisine remain a firm LA favorite with a rush of new restaurants in Koreatown – ranging from simple and authentic to and modern and bold - as well as Japanese bar and eatery Ōwa in Venice. 


Level 8 (Downtown)
A new multi-dimensional dining, drinking, and entertainment concept from Houston Hospitality located within the new AC/Moxy hotel opened in September. It features eight venues with immersive discoveries around every corner, including teppanyaki at Maison Kasai, seiro mushi and hot pot at Lucky Mizu, South American grill Qué Barbaro, Golden Hour poolside carousel bar, Mr. Wanderlust piano bar and jazz lounge, and Sinners y Santos, a cathedral-inspired nightclub. From lunch to late night, there’s no reason to leave! 

La Lo La (Downtown)
La Lo La Rooftop is an ethereal, sophisticated oasis high above the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. Located on the 34th floor of the recently debuted AC Hotel Downtown LA, the expansive wraparound rooftop, which spans almost 4,000 sq.ft, is designed by the award-winning design studio Yabu Pushelberg, providing an intimate setting for visitors and locals. Here, guests are invited to enjoy specialty cocktails, Spanish-style tapas, and a rotating program of live music and DJs — all set against a backdrop of soaring 270-degree views of Los Angeles and beyond.

Ristorante Per L’Ora (Downtown)
Ristorante Per L’Ora recently relaunched with a new chef, Andrew Smith, and menu that infuses Italian flavors with vibrant Los Angeles flair. Located beneath the soaring 20-foot golden-coffered Italianate-style ceiling of the former Bank of Italy, the restaurant pays tribute to the historic building’s rich history, celebrating its centennial anniversary this year. Guests will find coastal influences throughout the menu including the Bucatini Vongole, a popular dish from the Lazio coast near Rome, and the Orecchiette Birra from the Puglian coast.

Denae’s Diner (Downtown)
Denae’s, the all-day dining experience in The Delphi Hotel, is a modern-day interpretation of the classic diner, offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week. The indoor-outdoor restaurant on the first level of the hotel serves as a gathering place for the DTLA community, as well as hotel guests and destination diners. With retro interiors inspired by old Hollywood and LA’s historic Broadway Street, Denae’s offers a full bar and features a playful take on a nostalgic menu items. 

Levain Bakery (Larchmont)
You no longer have to jam Levain's hockey puck-sized cookies into your carry-on before flying back home because this NYC classic (finally) opened its first location on the west coast. At their new Larchmont Village shop, you’ll find signature flavors like walnut chocolate chip, coconut caramel, and rocky road with marshmallow bits. Coffee drinks are available, too, plus sticky buns, loaf cakes, breads, brioche and pastries if your sweet tooth isn't demanding a cookie today. 

Shirley Brasserie (Hollywood) 
Indulge in an innovative dining experience at Shirley Brasserie, celebrating the timeless splendor of the Golden Era at the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt. Experience the perfect blend of old-world charm and modernity at our intimate yet vibrant brasserie, exuding elegance and sophistication with its inviting ambiance and an expertly crafted French and Californian fusion menu. 

LeeGa (Koreatown) 
Eater LA calls this soup specialist “the most exciting new Koreatown restaurant to open in years”. Their small menu services some of Koreatown’s best soups, Naengmyeon and handmade dumplings. To compete against the plethora of other specialty restaurants in the neighborhood, LeeGa’s soups are most authentic to Korean soup and noodles back home. 

Juliana (Koreatown) 
Mixing up the traditional K-town food offerings is new opening Juliana, the brainchild of celebrity chef Chris Oh. His new dining destination is designed to draw in both diners and drinkers, capturing the latter before or after they eat at one of Koreatown’s favorite spots. The upscale lounge offers signature dishes include lobster risotto, grilled pulpo and lamb chops. 

Ōwa (Venice) 
Rising from the ashes, Ōwa is taking over a space on Abbot Kinney that burned down in 2018. Now, Ōwa is a Japanese and craft cocktail hangout featuring sushi served from a counter as well as chirashi bowls and omakase. Transforming from day to night, the sushi bar goes standing-only from 11pm, complemented by music, cocktails and floor-to-ceiling windows. 

Atla (Venice) 
Flying over from NYC, Atla has opened its first West Coast location in Venice. This casual restaurant welcomes diners to enjoy a quick taco, one-dish meal or drinks with friends. The menu of Mexican favorites uses produce from local farmers, bringing a clean, healthy and authentic approach to Californian-style Mexican food. 

Donna’s (Echo Park) 
Donna’s is inspired by an east coast, red sauce joint. The menu is made up of those Italian-American classics done to a high standard with California ingredients. The restaurant is loud and lively, with warm and familiar service.

The Original Farmers Market (Mid-City)
Gone Bananas Bread is now open inside the Original Farmers Market, selling slices and loaves of its namesake bread. The Pink and yellow shop joins another recent newcomer, Thicc Burgers, the only Black, queer-owned space at the historic market.


Rooftop Garden at Providence (Hollywood) 
Fresh off the back of retaining their two Michelin Stars as well as earning a Green Michelin Star, Providence is now getting into urban beekeeping! Their on-site rooftop habitat garden is now home to a prosperous set of Italian honeybee hives re-hived from a local bee rescue which have generated over 100 lbs. of honey since last year, with 160,000 bees currently residing on the Providence rooftop garden. 

Happy Hour at asterid by Ray Garcia (DTLA) 
asterid is launching Happy Hour! Beginning June 7th, the California-inspired restaurant will offer 10 items for $10 each from 5-7pm nightly at the bar and lounge. Menu items include specialty cocktails, wine, and our Chef Ray’s signature caviar tamal bites.

‘Hope Blooms’ at the Hotel Figueroa (DTLA)
Funded and built by women in 1926 as an exclusive women's hostel by the YWCA, DTLA’s iconic Hotel Figueroa has created a new Breast Cancer Awareness-inspired cocktail, ‘Hope Blooms, available through the month of October. With every purchase, $2 will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation. https://www.hotelfigueroa.com/


Trends: Whether you plan a visit to the Broad in Downtown, the Getty Center and newly renovated Hammer Museum on the Westside, or Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Museum Row, there is a wealth of Arts and Culture to explore in Los Angeles. In fact, LA is home to more museums and theatres than any other U.S. city, and with exciting new openings, initiatives and renovations, the city is becoming a top destination for art lovers around the world. Read on to see what recently opened and is coming soon to the City of Angels.  


Made in LA at the Hammer Museum (Westside)
October 1 – December 31 2023 
Made in L.A. 2023: Acts of Living is the sixth iteration of the Hammer’s biennial exhibition highlighting the practices of artists working throughout the greater Los Angeles area. These practices embrace the value of craft, materiality, performance, and collectivity. The biennial situates art as an expanded field of culture that is entangled with everyday life; community networks; queer affect; and indigenous and diasporic histories. https://hammer.ucla.edu/exhibitions/2023/made-la-2023-acts-living

John Waters: Pope of Trash at The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (Mid City)
September 17-August 4, 2023
John Waters: Pope of Trash is the first comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the artist’s contributions to cinema. The exhibition delves into his filmmaking process, key themes, and unmatched style. Works on view include costumes, set decoration, props, handwritten scripts, posters, concept designs, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, film clips, and more.

Wednesday Addams Dress Installation at Natural History Museum (Exposition Park)
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) in Exposition Park unveiled the newest featured item in their rotating displays from the costumes collection, a dress worn by Christina Ricci for her role as Wednesday Addams in the 1993 film Addams Family Values. The dress is the newest object to be featured as part of NHM’s permanent Becoming Los Angeles exhibit, which includes rotating displays of costumes and artifacts from Hollywood’s history. This installation comes at a time when the iconic character’s popularity is at an all-time high, capturing audiences’ attention and affection. https://nhm.org/stories/goth-couture https://nhm.org/stories/goth-couture 

Recetario para la memoria at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes (DTLA)
Open Now through November 2023
Recetario para la memoria is a photographic and literary project compiling the favorite dishes and recipes of the missing people in Mexico, whose families keep their memories alive by generously sharing their stories with me. Open through November 2023. http://laplazacocina.org

Glenn Kaino: Aki’s Market at the Japanese American National Museum (DTLA)
Open through January 2024
Contemporary artist Glenn Akira Kaino explores collective memory and community in this immersive new installation based on his grandparents’ corner store in East Los Angeles circa 1957. A virtual reality recreation of Aki’s Market is accompanied by paintings, sculpture, and other work. https://www.janm.org/exhibits/glenn-kaino

New Exhibits/Galleries/etc. at The Getty (Westside)
•    Untold Stories of a Monumental Pastel (October 3, 2023–October 20, 2024)
One of the largest pastels made in the 18th century, Maurice Quentin de La Tour’s Portrait of Gabriel     Bernard de Rieux is an astonishing object. This focused exhibition highlights both La Tour’s technical achievement and the global reality that financed and furnished de Rieux’s world.
•    William Blake: Visionary (October 17, 2023–January 14, 2024)
This major international loan exhibition explores William Blake’s, a remarkable printmaker, painter and poet, and his imaginative world through his most celebrated works.
•    Sheila Metzner: From Life (October 31, 2023–February 18, 2024)
This exhibition celebrates the artistry of the acclaimed American photographer Sheila Metzner, who made her mark on the history of late 20th-century photography in the areas of fashion and still life. 
•    Arthur Tress: Rambles, Dreams, and Shadows (October 31, 2023–February 18, 2024)
This will be the first exhibition to chronicle the early career of Arthur Tress, one of the most innovative American photographers of the postwar era, when his artistic practice evolved from being rooted in the social documentary tradition to a bold new approach drawing inspiration from the inner worlds of fantasies, daydreams, and nightmares.

New Exhibits/Galleries/etc. at LACMA (Mid-City)
•    Woven Histories (September 17, 2023–January 21, 2024)
With over 150 works by an international and transhistorical roster of artists, this exhibition reveals how shifting relations among abstract art, fashion, design, and craft shaped recurrent aesthetic, cultural, and socio-political forces, as they, in turn, were impacted by modernist art forms. https://www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/woven-histories-textiles-and-modern-abstraction 
•    Imagined Fronts: The Great War and Global Media (December 3, 2023 – July 7, 2024)
This exhibit explores how the media spectacle in which we live had origins in World War I and the burgeoning mediascape of posters, photography, cinema, illustrated newspapers, and ephemera that made it the first global media war.
•    Eternal Medium: Seeing the World in Stone (August 20,2023 – February 11, 2024)
The Exhibit brings together diverse works that utilize the natural features of striking stones, and displays them alongside comparative examples in other media. The exhibition invites visitors to look for themselves as well as consider the works in their wider visual contexts.
•    Dining with the Sultan: The Fine art of feasting (December 17, 2023- May 19, 2024)
Dining with the Sultan is the first exhibition to present Islamic art in the context of its associated culinary traditions. It will include some 250 works of art related to the sourcing, preparation, serving, and consumption of food, from 30 public and private collections in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East—objects of undisputed quality and appeal, viewed through the universal lens of fine dining.


The Egyptian Theatre reopening 

The Egyptian Theater is set to open its doors again on November 9th after undergoing a large renovation to restore the theatre. At 101 years old, the theatre is one of the oldest and most iconic in Los Angeles. Once reopened, the theatre plans to screen Netflix’s upcoming thriller “The Killer” followed by a Q&A with the film’s director, David Fincher. The film is scheduled to hit the streaming platform on Nov. 10.


The Egyptian Book of the Dead at the Getty Villa (Westside)
Among their rigorous preparations for eternity, ancient Egyptians developed an intricate set of religious writings to help the deceased achieve a blessed afterlife in union with the solar god Re and the netherworld god Osiris. Known collectively as the Book of the Dead, these ritual spells were inscribed on funerary objects. This exhibition features the Getty's Book of the Dead manuscripts, which have never been on public view. 

California Festival: A Celebration of New Music (Downtown)
November 3-19, 2023
The Los Angeles Philharmonic announced in partnership with San Diego Symphony and San Francisco Symphony that 95 organizations will participate in the California Festival: A Celebration of New Music, presenting some of the most innovative and compelling music from around the world for two weeks (November 3-19, 2023) with multiple events taking place at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and various other venues around Los Angeles.  Tickets are available for purchase at .https://www.cafestival.org/


Be Relax (LAX) 
Open Now
Airport spa brand Be Relax has opened its second location at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The new spa, located in Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) offers guests an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate before their flights. The opening is part of the major modernization program launched by LAX to improve the passenger journey.

Hotel Bel-Air Spa – Luminosity Collection (Beverly Hills) 
Open Now
Hotel Bel-Air’s timeless retreat spa has launched a new treatment using Valmont’s new Luminosity collection. Powered by plants and inspired by nature’s active ingredients, this new treatment features ultra-fine creams, soft and fresh textures and fast absorption, all while amplifying light diffusion to restore your skin’s natural glow. 

Nike Studio (WeHo) 
Opening in Late 2023 
One of the world’s first Nike Training Studios is coming to West Hollywood soon. Each workout utilizes a combination of weights, kettlebells, sleds, sandbags and more to keep you moving with intention from the first rep to the last. They will offer biweekly periodized programming and a focus on building an inclusive, inspiring community to keep you motivated. 

Hume (Venice)
Opening 2024
HUME, a wellness club and members community designed to simplify and inspire the practice of consistent self-care is slated to open in early 2024 in the heart of Venice Beach. HUME will bring together world-class health and lifestyle facilities in a high-design environment, reconceiving the private members club for those searching for a more balanced routine. https://hospitalitydesign.com/news/wellness-sustainability/hume-wellness-club-los-angeles/ 


New Dining and Retail Experiences at LAX West Gates at Tom Bradley International Terminal
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) Airports, recently announced the opening of brand-new retail and restaurants inside the West Gates at Tom Bradley International Terminal. New dining options include the first airport restaurant from celebrity chef Guy Fieri’s brand Chicken Guy!. Additional openings include BURGER KING®️, Japanese noodle eatery Santouka, and opening soon is Spanish-style tapas restaurant Navarre. Guests can now shop the latest in LEGO® sets, travel essentials, iconic candies and chocolates, and top-rated luggage with brands including LEGO®, TMZ, InMotion, and opening soon is See’s Candies.

New Delta West Headhouse and Delta One Check-in and Ticketing Lobby
Delta and LAWA celebrated the opening of Delta’s new West Headhouse and Delta One Check-in and Ticketing Lobby at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)’s Terminal 3. The milestone represents the second to last major phase before the full Delta Sky Way project opens to the public later this summer. Together through a joint $2.3 billion investment of both LAWA and Delta funding, the partners are modernizing one of the airline’s key global hubs.  
The West Headhouse, which features self-service kiosks for passengers to drop their bags and print boarding passes, provides another entry point to easily check in and get to security. At the Delta One check-in area, located on the lower arrivals level of Terminal 3, Delta One customers can access a private TSA screening lane and direct access to the Delta Sky Club.  https://news.delta.com/delta-reaches-penultimate-milestone-lax-opening-delta-one-check-and-west-headhouse

LAX Budget Parking 
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) opened LAX Budget Parking, a new parking facility set to further enhance the options and experience of guests using Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). LAX Budget Parking expands on the success of the award-winning LAX Economy Parking Facility and is the most affordable option for travelers, with prices generally ranging from $15 to $20 per day with deeper discounts available.

Airside Link Between Terminals Opens at LAX
For the first time ever at LAX, ticketed passengers and airport employees can now enjoy unrestricted terminal-to-terminal pedestrian access post-security. The new path of travel equals approximately 2-miles from Terminal 1 to Terminal 8, allowing airport guests to conveniently journey to connecting flights and an abundant collection of offerings including food and beverage vendors, shopping and entertainment experiences, lounges, children's play areas and pet relief stations, among others. The airside ink between terminals is one of many updates making LAX efficient, dependable and user-friendly.

The Automated People Mover at LAX
Expected 2024
The Automated People Mover (APM) is the centerpiece of LAX’s $5.5 billion Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) which will enhance the traveler experience, give guests time-certain access to terminals and provide the long-awaited connection to the regional transportation system. This project is a key portion of LAX’s $15 billion modernization program, considered the largest public works program in the history of the City of Los Angeles. The APM is an electric train system on a 2.25-mile elevated guideway with six stations total – three inside the Central Terminal Area (CTA) and three outside the CTA. Los Angeles International Airport broke ground on the APM project in March 2019 and anticipates that the system will be operational in 2024. During peak hours (9 a.m. to 11 p.m.), the APM will run nine trains, each with four cars and will be capable of carrying up to 50 passengers and their luggage, with a total of 200 passengers per train. Train speed will top out at 47 mph. The APM will be free for all users and operate 24/7. 


Metro Regional Connector Transit Project
In June, Metro unveiled a newly constructed 1.9-mile rail link that provides riders a seamless journey from Azusa to Long Beach and from East Los Angeles to Santa Monica, through the Downtown Los Angeles core. The project includes three new underground stations and extends from the L Line (Gold) in Little Tokyo and Arts District communities to the A (Blue) and E (Expo) Lines at 7th Street/Metro Center Station. This project improves connections and makes it easier to ride across LA County without transferring lines. 

The Purple (D Line) Extension Transit Project will add seven new stations and a reliable, high-speed connection between DTLA and the Westside, one of LA’s busiest areas. Opening in three sections, Section 1 will include the Wilshire/La Brea Station, Wilshire/Fairfax Station and Wilshire/La Cienega Station - slated to open in 2024.


100TH Anniversary of the Hollywood Sign
Throughout this year, the iconic Hollywood Sign will celebrate 100 years of larger-than-life lettering perched atop the Santa Monica Mountains. Originally reading “Hollywoodland” in its early days, the Sign is now an enduring symbol of Los Angeles as a place where magic is possible and any dream can come true.

Hollywood enthusiasts can expect celebratory events all throughout the centennial year. There are many ways to experience Hollywood’s past and present including the upcoming opening of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures’ Hollywoodland exhibit chronicling the founding of the Hollywood studio system. Visitors can also step into Hollywood history with a stay at the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel, a martini at the 100-year-old Musso & Frank Grill or a show at the Pantages Theatre. For spectacular views of the cityscape and the Sign itself, travelers can hike through the Mt. Hollywood Trail, Brush Canyon Trail and Cahuenga Peak Trail or even ride horseback on the Mulholland Trail.

There are so many ways to join the festivities and celebrate the Hollywood Sign, with more events and experiences to be announced.

100TH Anniversary of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Exposition Park)
June 2023
The beloved Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum celebrates 100 years of hosting major sporting and entertainment events as a key LA venue in Exposition Park. The Coliseum is an icon of the sports world having served as the home field for Los Angeles professional sports teams including the Rams, Raiders, Chargers and Dodgers in its storied past, and has been home to the USC Trojans since the Coliseum’s opening. The venue has also hosted two Super Bowls, three NFL Championships and one World Series, and is the only venue to host two Summer Olympics—soon to be three in 2028. Sports are not the only major events the Coliseum has seen within its walls, hosting concerts by some of the world’s most famous artists including the Rolling Stones, Prince, U2 and Metallica.

The Coliseum also plays a part in key historical events, dedicated as a memorial to LA County WWI veterans upon opening in 1923. Martin Luther King Jr. also spoke at the venue less than a year after giving his famous “I Have A Dream” speech.

On top of the incredible events that happen at the Coliseum year-round, 2023 will see additional centennial events in celebration of the anniversary. The year kicked off with Nascar’s Busch Light Clash in celebration of Nascar’s 75th anniversary season on February 5, with the Super Motocross World Championship on the docket for October 14 as well.

100th Anniversary of Warner Bros. Studios (Hollywood)
April 4, 2023
A global icon of Hollywood moviemaking, Warner Bros. Studios celebrates its 100th Anniversary on April 4 with a year of exciting centennial celebrations. From fan favorites like When Harry Met Sally and Friends to masterpieces of cinema like Casablanca and Gone With the Wind, Warner Bros. will share the magic of film with audiences in special ways throughout the year.

Film fans can join the celebration through several commemorative experiences, including centennial museum exhibits and screenings at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, a special 100th anniversary exhibit at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood and a celebration of key films and major talent from Warner Bros. Pictures’ history at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood.

15th Anniversary of Dine LA
October 6- 20, 2023
Dine LA Restaurant Week will be celebrating the second its 15th anniversary this year, capping the celebration with the Fall Restaurant Week from October 6-20, 2023. With hundreds of restaurants participating each season, the 15-day program showcases Los Angeles as a premier dining destination where Angelenos and visitors alike can enjoy more than 30 global cuisines across LA County.

Since its inception in January 2008, Dine LA Restaurant Week has grown to be one of the largest restaurant weeks in the country with nearly 400 restaurants participating this Fall. The program continues to stimulate business for the local culinary community by bringing new diners through their doors and reminding locals to discover the breadth of culinary offerings within their neighborhoods. From casual dining to Michelin-starred restaurants and longstanding partners to new crops of restaurants added each season, we invite everyone to try a new culinary experience during Dine LA Restaurant Week this October to celebrate this culinary event’s 15th anniversary.

100th Anniversary of the Millennium Biltmore (Downtown Los Angeles)
October 2023
The Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles celebrates its 100th anniversary with a centennial logo, a series of anniversary events and updates to maintain the Biltmore’s longstanding grandeur. With previous lives as a prohibition nightclub, Academy Awards venue and feature film set, the Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles was recently declared a “Los Angeles Historic-Culture Monument” dazzling guests since 1923.

The centennial celebrations will include an elegant 100th Anniversary Ball in October 2023, thematic speakeasy events, An Evening with Mermaids event, high teas at the Rendezvous Court and a soon-to-be-announced fashion show, showcasing the Biltmore’s impressive history, ornate design and Old Hollywood style.


Destination Crenshaw
Expected 2024
Destination Crenshaw will be the largest public/private Black art program in the nation, stamping a 1.3-mile stretch of Crenshaw Boulevard with an infrastructure project that includes beautifully designed community spaces, landscaping, and newly planted trees, and 100 commissioned works by Black artists.  While elevating Black culture, Destination Crenshaw will also boost the community through economic development, job creation and environmental healing. 

PST ART: Art & Science Collide
Returning September 2024
Southern California’s landmark arts event, Pacific Standard Time, returns in September 2024 with more than 50 exhibitions from museums and other institutions across the region, all exploring the intersections of art and science, both past and present. Dozens of cultural, scientific, and community organizations will join the latest edition, PST ART: Art & Science Collide, with exhibitions on subjects ranging from ancient cosmologies to Indigenous sci-fi, and from environmental justice to artificial intelligence. Art & Science Collide will share groundbreaking research, create indelible experiences for the public, and generate new ways of understanding our complex world. 

Hollywoodland at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (Mid-City)
Opening May 2024
Hollywoodland will trace the history of filmmaking in Los Angeles back to its roots at the beginning of the 20th century, illustrating how and why the city became the world capital of cinema that it still is today. With a focus on the predominantly Jewish founders of the early Hollywood studio system, the exhibition will delve into how their personal narratives shaped the distinct characteristics of the movies their respective studios produced, and contextualize the role of antisemitism in motivating their visionary efforts. This immersive gallery will convey the evolving topography of Los Angeles along the timeline of the developing movie industry, allowing visitors to feel a tangible proximity to this rich history and encouraging further exploration of the city’s landmarks upon departing the Academy Museum.

Intuit Dome
Expected 2024
The $1.2 billion Intuit Dome will welcome fans in 2024 as the new home of the Los Angeles Clippers with a spectacular campus including practice and training facilities, a 150-room hotel and public plaza featuring basketball courts and live music stages. Alongside SoFi Stadium and the Hollywood Park development, the development solidifies Inglewood as a new hub for sports and entertainment in Los Angeles.

NHM Commons
Expected 2024
The Natural History Museum recently announced NHM Commons, a new wing and community hub on the southwest side of the museum campus in Exposition Park. Slated to open in 2024, the transformative $75 million expansion and renovation project will create approximately 60,000 square feet of renovated space and new construction that will serve as both a destination and a portal into the Museum.

LACMA Renovations
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art continues its major renovations transforming four aging buildings into the David Geffen Galleries, a magnificent new building for the permanent collection designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Peter Zumthor. The efficient space will feature 110,000 square feet of gallery space, a new theater, education spaces, three restaurants/cafes, a museum shop and multipurpose event spaces. In addition, the new building spans Wilshire in order to provide 3.5 acres of new park and outdoor space for visitors.

Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center
On July 20, 2023 the California Science Center commenced Go for Stack, the complex process of moving and lifting each of the space shuttle components into place for Endeavour’s upcoming awe-inspiring 20-story vertical display. This technically challenging feat has never been done outside of a NASA facility. December 31, 2023 will be the last chance to see Endeavour on exhibit for several years until the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center opens to the public. The Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center will dramatically expand the footprint and impact of the California Science Center, adding 200,000 square feet of space for exhibits, events and educational programs, and include three multi-level galleries – Air, Space and Shuttle – spanning four floors of exhibit space.  

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
Expected 2025
Founded by philanthropist and filmmaker George Lucas and his wife Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO and President of Ariel Investments, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will focus on the universal art of visual storytelling. The museum will present exhibitions for diverse public audiences unpacking visual storytelling in its richness and complexity through dynamic learning opportunities and public programs. Designed by renowned architect Ma Yansong and under construction in Los Angeles’s Exposition Park, the museum will feature expansive galleries, state-of-the-art cinematic theaters, dedicated spaces for learning and engagement, a new public green space, restaurants, retail and event spaces.


Melissa Yunk
Manager, Global Communications 

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