The iconic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, which first opened its doors in May of 1927, has recently relaunched following a $25 million renovation. At the heart of the re-launch has been Salvatore Imposimato, vice president of brand experience. With 20 years of experience in the luxury hospitality business, he has run some of the most in demand bars and nightlife spots in the world, all while managing a healthy dose of traditional travel marketing. Here Breaking Travel News speaks to Imposimato about his latest project.
From today visitors to Los Angeles will have the opportunity to experience the city’s neighbourhoods like never before as the second phase of the long-awaited Metro Expo Line Extension from Culver City to Santa Monica is completed. To commemorate this milestone and celebrate the three-year anniversary of its eco-tourism initiative, car-free LA. Discover Los Angeles is unveiling two new self-guided itineraries.
Saudi Arabian Airlines will increase its flights between Saudi Arabia and Los Angeles from three departures a week to five from June 1st. This is in anticipation of increased demand during the peak season and in keeping with its continued expansion in its services in North America and elsewhere.
Emirates has announced it plans to launch a second daily service from Dubai International Airport (DXB) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Friday July 1st, 2016. The second Los Angeles flight will be operated with an Emirates’ Airbus A380-800ULR aircraft in a three-class configuration with 14 private suites in First class, 76 seats in Business class and 401 seats in Economy class.
The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (L.A. Tourism), the organization responsible for marketing and selling Los Angeles to travellers and meeting planners globally, has appointed Lisa Stewart UK and Ireland MICE Representative. In this role, Stewart will be responsible for building key account relationships and identifying new MICE business opportunities for the destination.
Last year was a record breaking year for Los Angeles, with 41.4 million visitors spending time in the city. Officials at the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board are now seeking to build on this success, with a new vision for tourism in the city recently unveiled.
The car is no longer king in LA. With over 120 miles of new bike ways created within the city of Los Angeles in the last two years, increased Metro transit options and the expanded frequency and reach of CicLAvia—the nation’s largest open streets event—the city is putting the brakes on its car-centric roots.
The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (LA Tourism), the travel industry sales and marketing organization for Los Angeles globally, has exceeded one million Facebook fans, becoming the first U.S. convention and visitors bureau (CVB) to hit this milestone.
Following a successful Premier League Season Tottenham Hotspur FC is travelling to the US this week to take on LA Galaxy in the first match of their US pre-season tour. On 24 July 2012 the likes of David Beckham and former Spurs striker Robbie Keane will line up against the Spurs side, which includes the US national goal keeper Brad Friedal, in what is set to be one of the biggest sporting events of the summer.
Summertime on the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles is heating up. From a new battleship and craft marketplace to concerts, a classic car show, fireworks, festivals and movies, the Port of Los Angeles has a jam-packed summer planned with a variety of events to entertain families and people of all ages.
When it comes to the arts, Los Angeles has raised the bar and has set the standard with the quality of art that it creates and presents. With more than 100 museums boasting priceless works of art, original sculptures, avant-garde objects and pop-culture icons, LA boasts the highest percentage of visitors who cross the thresholds of its many museums of any major U.S. city.