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the most impressive gem and mineral collections in the world, not to mention L.A.'s surprising evolution-from a tiny pueblo to sprawling metropolis-can be explored. The four-floor GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE showcases the city's musical roots in four, state-of-theart event settings. One of the most dramatic is the 8,100-square-foot rooftop terrace complete with a water wall, lobby and two full-service bars, not to mention sweeping views of a city that launched so many music careers. The Clive Davis Theatre on the second floor offers an intimate setting for performances, lectures, screenings-you name it, for groups up to 200. At the California Science Center in Exposition Park, most events begin in the Grand Foyer, a stately marble hall with towering 40-foot ceilings, twin half domes, marble columns, travertine floors and oversized brass chandeliers. Groups can mingle beneath the museum's iconic dueling dinosaurs, which reside there, or dine beneath the Endeavour space shuttle, which completed 25 missions into space, including the first service mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. Hollywood's L.A. Zoo & Botanical Gardens, located in Griffith Park, offers groups the chance to observe and learn about over 1,100 animal species from around the world (250 on the endangered list), which makes a stroll through the facility more like a globe trot. The Zoo's on-site botanical gardens boast 7,000 plants from 800 species around the world and is one of 62 plant rescue centers in the nation. A wide array of conservation experts prevue center stage / L.A. Tourism CALIFORNIA ROMANZA Hollywood's Los Feliz district holds something special for art and architecture aficionados: two Frank Lloyd Wright masterpieces. Hollyhock House was the famed architects first L.A. project, referred to as "California Romanza" due to its perfect fit into the Southern California landscape, romantic gardens and rooftop terraces and natural flow between interior and exterior spaces. Today, the property is part of the Barnsdall Art Park, and is surrounded by the 299-seat Barnsdall Gallery Theatre and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Outdoor movie nights, art classes and tours of Hollyhock House regularly take place at the park. The Ennis House is an equally provocative property designed by Wright and built by his sons in the early 1920s. The "textile block" house, featuring over 27,000 patterned and perforated concrete blocks, is the last and largest of its kind in the L.A. area. The house is currently undergoing some restoration, but makes for a unique selfie spot, just as it played backdrop to many hit movies in its heyday, including Ridley Scott's Blade Runner.

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