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F ive culturally distinct regions offer an abundance of atmospheric options-from rooftop venues with glittering cityscape views to historic celeb haunts and hyperlocal private block parties. Every venue has a celebrated past, making it entirely possible to whisk your groups through the city's gold-to-glamor days in a single day. The city's movie studios also make the impossible, possible. A gala on the moon? No problem. Cocktails on the wild frontier? But of course. You are only limited by your imagination. Here's a glimpse of some of the most sought-after venues that will leave your groups swooning "only in L.A." long after the meeting or event ends. ENTERTAINMENT & CONCERT VENUES All That Glitters is Gold For the quintessential red carpet experience, groups have access to several venues in L.A. and Hollywood that host the world's most prestigious award shows. The possibilities for star treatment are endless-from salon pampering by day to red carpet photo shoots and high-end gift bags by night. Across from the STAPLES Center in Downtown L.A., L.A. LIVE sports and entertainment district is the 7,100-seat Microsoft Theater, formerly the Nokia Theater. prevue center stage / L.A. Tourism With no seat further from the stage than 220 feet, the dazzling theatre is home to the American Music Awards, Emmy Awards and People's Choice Awards, among others. Numerous spaces within the theatre, and a prime location well within reach of hot spots like the Conga Room, the world-famous nightclub co-owned by Jimmy Smits, Jennifer Lopez, Paul Rodriguez, Sheila E., and other A-listers, create numerous possibilities for meet and greets and preand post-event parties. Aside from being the go-to for L.A.'s most prestigious events for the past 80 years, including home of the 2016 SAG awards, the Shrine Auditorium & Exposition Hall is a work of art. Designed in the Moorish Revival Style of the 1920s, the venue offers 6,300 people the chance to mix and mingle under a fabulous ceiling reminiscent of the inside of a sheik's tent and surround sound by one of the largest Möller theatre pipe organ in the world. Adjacent to the auditorium is the expo hall, with 54,000 square feet of space split between two floors, accommodating up to 5,000 for a reception and 2,200 for a banquet. Set in the buzzing downtown cultural district, considered the pulse of the L.A. community, the Music Center holds four internationally renowned performance companies in a combination of venues, including

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Prevue March/April 2016

Planner’s Pick: Seattle
Fresh Meets: Caribbean Cool
Bureau Buzz: Kansas City
Good Business: Raising the Green Bar
Sea Shores: Celebrity Cruises
A look at inspiring incentive experiences.
MEETING TAKEAWAYS On-site corporate gift experiences gain momentum
GAMING DESTINATIONS Gaming resort incentives are becoming as exciting as their settings
CALIFORNIA DREAMING Delivering creative group experiences
3 US CITIES REIMAGINE MEDICAL MEETINGS Immersive wellness programs make their way into the mix
On Location: SBM Monte Carlo
WELLNESS, SOUTHERN STYLE Southern backdrops rejuvenate groups
SECRETS AKUMAL [ON LOCATION] Luxury & immersive experiences make for a successful 2016 Leadership Summit
On Location: Australia
On Location: Bermuda
Checkout: Azamara Club Cruises
On Location: Puerto Rico
Club Med

Prevue March/April 2016