About Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a sprawling Southern California city and the center of the nation’s film and television industry. Near its iconic Hollywood sign, studios such as Paramount Pictures, Universal and Warner Brothers offer behind-the-scenes tours. On Hollywood Boulevard, TCL Chinese Theatre displays celebrities’ hand- and footprints, the Walk of Fame honors thousands of luminaries and vendors sell maps to stars’ homes.


  • How much is the total cumulative hotel tax? 14%
  • How much is the F&B tax? 9.75%
  • How much is the average F&B gratuity? 19%


  • How many miles from the airport to downtown? 14
  • Is there public transportation, such as a bus or subway available?
    Flyaway Motorcoach to Union Station Downtown
  • How much does the public transportation cost? $7 one-way
  • What is the shuttle bus fare from the airport to downtown?
    Super Shuttle $18
  • What is the taxi fare from airport to downtown? $45
  • How many daily flights out of airport?
    850 average daily arrivals into LAX
  • Is the airport a hub for any carrier?
    LAX features all major carriers – not a hub airport
  • What are the major carriers serving airport?
    All major carriers and four additional airports serving LA


  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak night?
    5,500 peak rooms
  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak within walking distance to convention center?
    3,500 hotel rooms
  • How many headquarter hotel propertiesTwo
  • How many rooms available on peak night at the largest headquarter property?
    900 peak rooms

Convention Center

  • How many total gross square feet of exhibit space at Convention Center? 870,000 gsf
  • How much of this exhibit space is contiguous? 350,000 gsf
  • How many total gross square feet of meeting space is available at the Convention center? 150,000 gsf
  • How many meeting rooms does the convention center have? 69
  • How big is the largest meeting room? 11,220 sq ft
  • How many ballrooms does the convention center have2
  • How big is the largest ballroom? 26,000 sq ft
  • When was the last renovation or expansion?
    $35 million in renovations since 2014 with continuous improvements scheduled.
  • When is a future renovation/expansion scheduled?
    No expansion currently scheduled.
  • Is there free Wi-Fi at the convention center? Yes, in all public areas of the building.
  • Is there an exclusive in-house Electrical provider? Yes
  • Is there an exclusive in-house AV provider? No
  • Is there an exclusive in-house decorator? No
  • Is there an exclusive in house caterer? Levy
  • Is the convention center a union property? Yes
  • If union property, can you provide estimated pricing list?
  • Here are a list of labor unions with whom planners will be required to work at the convention center:
    Teamsters / Painters / Carpenters / Electricians / Riggers

Off Site Venues

  • How many off site venues within walking distance can host up to 2,000 people? 4
  • How many off site venues within a ten-minute bus transfer can host up to 2,000 people? 5 – 10
  • How many restaurants are within walking distance of the convention center? Over 300
  • Can you list local attractions and there whereabouts?
    • L.A. LIVE Entertainment District – convention center area
    • Music Center (featuring Disney Concert Hall) – Bunker Hill
    • Universal Studios Hollywood – Short ride via Metrorail
    • Hollywood & Highland Attractions – Hollywood
    • Staples Center (Lakers, Kings) – convention center area
    • Getty Museum – Brentwood
    • Cal Science Center – USC Area