Venue Name: JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
Location: Downtown Los Angeles
Venue contact: Heather Allison Smith; Director of Sales & Marketing
Give us your best elevator pitch?
JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE is the premier downtown Los Angeles hotel for meetings and conventions. With over 1m square feet of meeting space on the L.A. LIVE campus (dubbed as the entertainment capital of the world), groups are afforded innovative experiences in an energetic and dynamic environment with plenty of space to host both intimate-sized and up to 2,800 attendees.
What would you say is JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE’s most unique offering?
Located within L.A. LIVE, home to awards shows such as the American Music Awards and Grammys, JW Marriott Los Angeles can recreate the Red Carpet Experience for meetings and conventions with show-stopping culinary displays, 5-star spa pampering, and access to Microsoft Theater, Regal Cinemas, and more.
What do you think would surprise most planners to know about your space?
JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE offers several stunning venues for meetings and events, including soaring, floor to ceiling windows in every ballroom foyer. There is direct connectivity from the hotel’s meeting spaces into Regal LA LIVE Stadium cinema, offering stadium-style seating in 14 theaters, with state of the art Dolby Digital surround sound technology, screens up to 70’ wide, and little to no audio visual setup needed. The ability to host meetings and events in both locations offers a truly unique experience.
What is one thing you wish more event planners knew about your space?
The hotel’s accessibility to meeting spaces within the property as well as to L.A. LIVE offers the flexibility to host unique events without ever putting someone on a bus. From the option of taking over the spacious and modern lobby for a dramatic welcome reception to hosting a show-stopping outdoor event within Microsoft Square.
What is the most memorable thing you’ve seen an event do with your space?
One of the most innovative meeting settings was showcasing a 360-degree screen around the entire 25,000 square foot ballroom with a center stage – completely transforming the space into a show-stopping environment, comparable to concert set up.
If you could throw one dream event, what would it be?
Every day, we’re able to host dream events, including the American Music Awards’ after party. From the scale of an event our team is able to accommodate to the creativity put forth for designing the layout and activities, we are continuously amazed at how the hotel allows events to go beyond their limits.
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