At the epicenter of the creative economy and 12 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, Burbank boasts more than 1,000 media and entertainment companies, such as the Walt Disney Co., Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon. The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Conan, and The Big Bang Theory all tape here in front of live studio audiences, and celebrities abound in the restaurants, cafes, and neighborhoods that make up this legendary city.
Whether for conferences, meetings, team-building, or milestone celebrations, Burbank offers a wealth of hotels and venues that are guaranteed to make your special event one of a kind.
Hotels are as varied as your needs, including the luxurious Hotel Amarano, with 2,200 square feet of meeting space; the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport and Convention Center, with 50,000 square feet; and the Holiday Inn Burbank Media Center, which has 16,000 square feet, as well as the Crystal Room Bar and Lounge with panoramic views. Two additional hotel venue offerings are SpringHill Suites Los Angeles Burbank/Downtown (with 2,279 square feet of meeting space) and the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Burbank (with 1,108 square feet of flexible event space).
Burbank's nontraditional venues are unparalleled, too. They include:
- Warner Bros. Special Events offers extraordinary locations within one of the largest working studios in the world.
- Calamigos Equestrian at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center hosts weddings, specialty banquets, picnics, and conferences on 75 acres of magnificently landscaped fields and shade trees in Griffith Park.
- The DeBell Golf Club, set against a stunning natural backdrop in the hills above Burbank, delivers the most challenging yet affordable 18-hole course in the region. The onsite Canyon Grille offers on-course catering, and the restaurant's large wraparound patio is ideal for special events of all sizes with a view.
- The Castaway offers a newly redesigned space for corporate events, weddings, social functions, and private parties in eight meeting areas with spectacular views of the cityscape below.
With the area's great natural setting, distinctive commercial neighborhoods, ease of access, entertainment vibe, and 18 hotels ready to welcome guests seeking the quintessential Southern California experience, Burbank is the perfect meetings destination.
Burbank offers boundless opportunities to entertain and rejuvenate, including taking the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood; hiking in the Hollywood and Verdugo Hills; exploring dozens of nearby Los Angeles landmarks, including Universal Studios Hollywood; and discovering Burbank neighborhoods filled with exciting shops, restaurants, cafes, and vibrant street life.
Burbank is also home to the largest Ikea in the country, at 470,000 square feet. Located just south of downtown Burbank by the I-5 freeway, the development is adjacent to Spring Hill Suites and the Hilton Garden Inn.
Hollywood Burbank Airport
Burbank is a regional hub that includes Hollywood Burbank Airport, the closest airport to the majority of Los Angeles' popular destinations. With over 60 flights per day and 3.9 million visitors per year, Hollywood Burbank Airport connects the city to top Western destinations, Silicon Valley, and New York. It's a preferred alternative into and out of the L.A. region.
Ease of Access
Burbank is served by two freeways, the Golden State Freeway (Interstate 5) and the Ventura Freeway (134), as well as two commuter rail corridor, Pacific Surfliner and Metrolink. Burbank also offers its own local transit, BurbankBus, a fixed-route commuter service connecting major employment centers with transportation hubs via commercial neighborhoods such as downtown Burbank, the Media District, Magnolia Park, and the Airport District.
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