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Suite at the Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport
Planners gain insights on experiential meeting design
[ON LOCATION] BARBARA SCOFIDIO
his story is better told by starting with the grand finale: a
VIP experience at the "American Music Awards." After a
morning of brunch, hair and makeup appointments, and
overall pampering, our Visionary Summit attendees
were whisked away to an exclusive cocktail party on the red carpet.
There, they had the chance to watch the stars-from Diana Ross to
Pink-arrive and pose for photos before heading into the show.
A chance to walk the red carpet at any of the awards shows
that call Los Angeles home is a bucket list experience attendees
never forget. Or, companies can literally roll out their own red carpet
and host a glittering evening at a venue such as Hollywood's Dolby
Theater, using the famous stage for an awards ceremony for their
sales stars. Our Summit was held at Warner Bros. Studios, which
also pulled out all the stops.
LA's hotel options are also vast; our Summit attendees had the
chance to sample three of them: the Hyatt Regency Los Angeles
International Airport, which hosted the group, The Garland,
which served up tasty hors d'oeuvres after a tour of Warner Bros.,
and Hilton Los Angeles Universal City, the site of a beautiful
and the only place where you recall you are at the airport is in the
penthouse fitness center, where guests can watch the planes take off
as they work out. The hotel is already becoming known as a foodie
destination, with its unity la restaurant featuring local plates such as
drunken noodles from Thai Town and fish tacos from Santa Monica.
The Garland, a 257-room hidden gem in North Hollywood
inspired by actress Beverly Garland (of "My Three Sons" fame),
charmed attendees with its magical outdoor garden, crackling
fireplace and pops of orange and red in the distinctly '60s-'70s
retro furnishings. The Hilton Los Angeles Universal City, which sits
literally steps away from Universal Studios and Citywalk, showed
off a lovely recent renovation of its 60,000 sf of meeting space.
NEW IN TOWN
READY FOR TAKEOFF
Newly opened properties in LA include the 889-room
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, with 95,000 sf of
meeting space. At 1,100 ft, it's now the tallest building west of
Chicago. Attendees actually check into the property's sky lobby on
the 70th floor. A more intimate choice is the 216-room Kimpton
Everly, which boasts one of the city's best views of the Hollywood
sign. A stunning lobby with 28-ft ceilings sets an elegant yet low-key
tone, with a communal bar, sofa seating and a glass walled library.
The Hyatt Regency Los Angeles, coming off of a two-year redesign,
redefined for the group the concept of an airport hotel; it feels more
like a chic and stylish downtown property. The rooms are slick and
contemporary, there's an outdoor pool with cabanas and fire pits,
More info on The Garland and Warner Bros., can be found
on pages 64 and 74 of this issue. Please visit us online at
Prevuemeetings.com/events for more info on our Summits.
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