Black Meetings and Tourism

May / June 2016

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vehicle, or a stylish shuttle service for your special event, the Big RED Bus offers fun, unique, cost effective trans- portation options! Long Beach is known for its presti- gious BBQ restaurants throughout the nation. Some of the most popular barbe- cue restaurants in Long Beach include the Naples Rib Company on Naples Island, Porky's Barbecue on Redondo Avenue, Famous Dave's on Pine Avenue, Johnny Reb's on Long Beach Boulevard, and Lucille's Smokehouse Barbecue on Second Street in Belmont Shore. Long Beach Airport (LGB) provides commercial service to 12 nonstop desti- nations, with connections worldwide. Served by Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways and American Airlines, LGB is the smart choice for your business and leisure travel. ••Los Angeles•• When planning meetings and events in the City of Angels, discover L.A.'s vibrant regions, incredible diversity of cultures, attractions, hotels, restaurants, muse- ums, and activities, not to mention the area's stunning beaches, picturesque mountains and year-round warm weather. A collection of distinct neighborhoods filled with unique experiences, Los Angeles has everything you need to host your next perfect event while keeping attendees entertained and inspired. Located in the heart of Downtown, the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) is the premier venue for conventions, trade shows and exhibitions. The LACC is one of the most technologically advanced convention and exhibition cen- ters in the world. The venue is equipped with 720,000 sq. ft. of exhibit hall space, 147,000 sq. ft. of meeting room space, and 64 c o l u m n - f r e e meeting rooms. There is a newly renovated 299- seat presenta- tion theatre and the venue is LEED® Gold level certified. From intimate events of 100 to receptions for up to 20,000, find classic style and glamour throughout the 45 unique event venues at Universal Studios Hollywood . Its unique meeting facilities include spectacular attractions like Terminator 2 3D, the Special Effects Stage and WaterWorld. Universal Studios Hollywood has the largest solar array of any theme park or studio, which generates enough power to sustain nearly 1,400 homes a day. Be sure to take in the Leimert Park area, the African-American cultural heart of Los Angeles, with its many boutiques, book stores, craft vendors, restaurants and annual festivals. Need more reasons to meet in LA? Reach out to Ernest Wooden and his team at the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board. They will provide you with all of the information and support you need to make your event in Los Angeles a truly memorable and successful expe- rience. The California African American Museum is a wonderful place to see. And it's also a fabulous place to meet. The museum is newly renovated and ready to host your next meeting or event. The venue offers 13,000-sq. ft. spacious, glass-ceiling Sculpture Court that is perfect for banquets, receptions or meetings for groups up to 600 seated auditorium style and 400 seated banquet style,. The museum also boasts a multi- functional 3,000-sq. ft. Conference Center with full kitchen, an extensive out- door patio area, and a convenient location in downtown Los Angeles' Exposition Park, five minutes from world-class cultur- al attractions and sport facilities. Ranked seventh in the world for num- ber of passengers and tonnage of air cargo handled, the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) provides con- ference attendees and leisure travelers alike easy and stress free access into the city. B M & T ••• May/June 2016 ••• 49 AREA GUIDES • • • STATS • • • HOTEL ROOMS The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites 1,358 Hilton Los Angeles Airport 1,234 Los Angeles Airport Marriott 1,004 JW Marriott at L.A. LIVE 878 InterContinental Los Angeles 889 Ritz Carlton LA Live 123 Sheraton Gateway LAX 802 EXHIBITION FACILITIES The Los Angeles Convention Center Total Exhibit Space 720,000 sq. ft Meeting Rooms 64 WHO YOU GONNA CALL? Discover Los Angeles (888) 733-6952 Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (323) 292-1297 JW Marriott:Ritz-Carlton Photo Credit: Los Angeles CVB ERNEST WOODEN

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