Los Angeles, CA Meeting Venue Spotlight
The 5.6-million-square-foot L.A. LIVE entertainment campus is making a statement on L.A.'s meetings and events scene. This 27-acre mixed-use development boasts over six blocks of entertainment facilities, restaurants, cinemas, bowling lanes, music clubs, museums, and more.
L.A. LIVE's ever-growing campus continues to expand with new, exciting event space. In 2009, a 140,000-square-foot Regal Cinemas, the brand's West Coast flagship, opened at the complex. It features 3,800 seats, including an 800-seat premiere house. Meanwhile, 2010 saw the opening of an 878-room JW Marriott Hotel and a 123-room Ritz-Carlton Hotel at L.A. LIVE. Housed in a shared 54-story tower, these hotels offer over 75,000 square feet of indoor meeting space at the Gallery Collection, which includes three ballrooms and nine meeting rooms.
The area’s location of choice for performers such as the Eagles and Sugarland, the 7,100-seat Microsoft Theater L.A. LIVE offers guests midsize intimacy with no seat farther than 220 feet from the stage. It also boasts 12 luxury boxes, 250 luxury seats, and 12,000 square feet of VIP and hospitality areas. The two-level Wachovia VIP Lounge offers exclusive access and a private patio.
The anchor of the L.A. LIVE complex is the STAPLES Center, the self-proclaimed world's most successful arena. The 20,000-square-foot arena is home to five professional sports teams (Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Sparks, Los Angeles Kings, and Los Angeles Avengers) and hosts more than 250 events each year, ranging from concerts to award shows. STAPLES Center has several club and restaurant spaces that can accommodate groups of up to 500 people, as well as a conference center and meeting rooms complete with internet capabilities, onsite catering, and telecom services.
City Market Social House
City Market Social House, a contemporary, beautifully restored warehouse, is one of the newest additions to event space in downtown, located in the Los Angeles Fashion District. The property has over 14,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space for up to 1,000 adults and is conveniently located just 1 mile from the Los Angeles Convention Center. Its customizable food and beverage menu and full array of services provide a perfect space for creative events of all sizes.
Hollywood & Highland Center
The Hollywood & Highland entertainment complex is where the luxury of old Hollywood and modern convenience converge in one remarkable setting. It offers a variety of special event venues that are ideal for brand activations, meetings, groups, conferences, or events and can be designed to fit any objective. In addition to a variety of flexible event spaces, Hollywood & Highland features breathtaking views of the landmark Hollywood sign, the Hills, and the Boulevard. Exclusive catering at Hollywood & Highland is provided by chef Wolfgang Puck. Located in the center of Hollywood & Highland and framing the famous Hollywood sign, the 19,000-square-foot Central Courtyard lets you direct your own Hollywood extravaganza.
OUE Skyspace LA
OUE Skyspace LA is California’s tallest open-air observation deck and boasts stunning panoramic, 360-degree views of Los Angeles. Perched close to 1,000 feet above downtown L.A., it lets guests experience amazing views of the city, from the San Gabriel Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. It’s the tallest building on the West Coast, and the 70th floor can be transformed to host an array of custom events: corporate meetings, networking events, filming, and more.
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown
The InterContinental Hotel in downtown L.A. offers numerous ballrooms and boardrooms for meetings and private events. Its grand ballroom can host over 500 people in a boardroom setup and over 3,000 for a reception. With 889 luxurious guest rooms, this hotel offers a prime location for access to explore the downtown L.A. area. Attendees can also take a break at the restaurant and bar on the 70th floor, which showcases a fantastic view of downtown Los Angeles.
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles
Located in the heart of downtown LA's financial district, the Westin Bonaventure is an attraction in and of itself. A futuristic design and its trademark cylindrical mirrored towers have made it the shooting location of choice for films such as True Lies, Lethal Weapon 2, and Rain Man. Its central atrium houses 42 restaurants and shops, a state-of-the-art gym, and a revolving cocktail lounge. With 130,000 square feet of meeting space, the 1,354-room Westin is the largest convention hotel in the city.