Guide to LA: 10 must-do group experiences

If you think you know Los Angeles, think again. There’s a plethora of new and exciting venues and experiences for your groups to explore.

Los Angeles is a thriving hub and an ever-changing landscape, making it the perfect meeting and event destination time and time again.

It’s practically impossible not to fall in love with LA’s coastal lifestyle and dynamic entertainment scene, but just in case you need more convincing, here are 10 must-do experiences and meeting venues to wow your delegates:

1. Check in at the (soon to be expanded) J.W. Marriott

The J.W. Marriott currently offers 878 guest rooms and 13,000 square metres of event space, all within a luxurious setting. In 2022, the hotel will add a new 40-storey, 850-room tower adjacent to the Los Angeles Convention Center adding more capacity for events.

This tower will add more than 10,000 square metres of meeting space, including a 4,600 square metre ballroom. Once complete, the expanded hotel will offer a whopping 1851 rooms, making it the second largest hotel in California.

J.W. Marriott

2. Live like a local at Hotel Indigo

Boutique property Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown is the place to go to explore LA like the locals do. The hotel’s ‘Live Like a Local’ program curates exclusive experiences for hotel guests, such as museum tours and behind-the scenes restaurant experiences.

Once the exploring is over, settle into your luxury digs. Each of the rooms feature modern styling, floor-to-ceiling windows and premium amenities. The hotel also features 2000 square metres of event space, a fine-dining restaurant and a penthouse cocktail lounge.

3. Pull up a pew at Redbird

For a taste of LA, stop by Redbird for its award-winning cocktail menu and modern American cuisine. Redbird stands out from the more than 300 restaurant in Downtown LA, thanks to its unique location inside a historic cathedral-turned-event venue.

The dynamic restaurant space has a number of indoor and outdoor private event spaces, perfect for treating corporate groups to an intimate dining experience.

Redbird

4. Get your game on at Two Bit Circus

One of the newer additions to Downtown LA, Two Bit Circus is a micro-amusement park full of immersive experiences for groups. With everything from carnival and arcade games to virtual reality and robot bartenders.

Two Bit Circus is a great venue for corporate events, with a range of spaces for team-building events or company celebrations.

Two Bit Circus

5. Indulge yourself at The NoMad Los Angeles

Inhabiting the building of the old Bank of Italy headquarters, NoMad Los Angeles is luxury accommodation at its finest, complete with a gold and blue Italianate lobby ceiling. The hotel offers 241 rooms, each with European-inspired furnishings, plus a rooftop pool deck, outdoor café and cocktail bar provides sweeping views of LA.

Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner with NoMad’s casual yet elegant food and beverage program from chef Daniel Humm and restauranteur Will Guidara, the pair behind Eleven Madison Park in New York.

6. Walk in the footsteps of the stars at L.A. LIVE

L.A. LIVE is one of the city’s most renowned venues, famed for hosting the Grammys, the ESPY Awards, the Emmys and the American Music Awards each year. The epicenter of downtown entertainment, L.A. LIVE is home to the 20,000-seat STAPLES Center, which hosts 240 events annually.

The precinct also includes the Los Angeles Convention Center, Microsoft Theater, The Grammy Museum and more.

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L.A. LIVE

7. Step inside the Banc of CA Stadium

Home to the Los Angeles Football Club, this stadium is a game-changer with over 9000 square metres of event space. Here, your guests can catch a soccer game, explore the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and enjoy several adjacent dining options.

Among the dining choices is The Fields LA, serving up eight different cuisines across its outdoor patio space, beer garden and rooftop terrace.

8. Lose yourself at the Lost Spirits Distillery

Unlike any distillery your delegates have visited before, Lost Spirits Distillery is set deep in a jungle only accessible by boat. Your guests will navigate through an intriguing maze of rooms, tasting the rums and whiskeys along the way.

A number of tasting options are available for groups, including a fine dining, tour and tasting experience.

9. Feel at home at The Hoxton

Built in the historic Los Angeles Transit Building, The Hoxton Downtown LA is a stunning boutique hotel with 174 rooms overlooking Broadway. The home-style rooms feature chevron floors, burl wood furniture and House of Hackney prints, acknowledging the hotel’s London beginnings.

The Sibling Rival, the hotel’s all-day lobby restaurant, is a classic diner with modern twists, while Pilot, the rooftop restaurant, serves coastal Mediterranean cuisine with sweeping views of downtown LA.

The Hoxton LA

10. Get sky high at OUE Skyspace

Located in the iconic US Bank tower, OUE Skyspace boasts a 360-degree view from its two open-air observation terraces. The scenic landscapes from the San Gabriel Mountains to the Pacific Ocean are a perfect backdrop for your group to enjoy downtown LA.

The Skyslide allows guests to experience a one-floor, clear glass slide, where they’ll coast along the outside of the building for more unforgettable views.

To find out more about hosting business events in LA, contact:
Sue Boyle
sboyle@latourism.org
MeetLA.com

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