While the nucleus of Hollywood is found
along Hollywood Boulevard, its aura extends to such nearby enclaves as Pasadena
and L.A.’s inland valleys. Throughout the
region are legendary venues where the entertainment industry has worked its magic
over the decades.
Hollywood and its attractions form one of
the most popular meetings destinations
within Greater L.A., according to Darren
Green, vice president of sales for the Los
Angeles Tourism and Convention Board.
“The venues in Hollywood are not only
amazing, but are all conveniently close
together, whether it’s the Hollywood
Bowl, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures
or Universal Studios Hollywood,” he said.
“When coming to L.A., many planners give
top priority to the off-site venues they want
and they don’t want to spend a lot of time
Another factor making Hollywood a
convenient destination is that important
sites such as Hollywood & Highland and
Universal Studios Hollywood are both
stops on the Los Angeles Metro rapid-tran-
sit system, he added.
“If people are staying in Downtown L.A.,
Where can a group experience a touch of star power, complete with a walk down the red carpet and an atmosphere infused with the glamour of Hollywood both old and new?
they can easily get to Hollywood on the
Metro—there’s no need to use a car, which
is a chief concern about visiting L.A.” Green
said. “We always assure planners that our
Metro system is clean, safe and efficient.
It’s a great way to get around.”
Among group-friendly venues right
along Hollywood Boulevard is the epitome
of glamour itself, the Dolby Theatre, locat-
ed in the Hollywood & Highland shopping
Look no further than Hollywood itself, a place where
studios, theaters and historic hotels welcome groups for
events that make them feel like celebrity VIPs.
HOORAY FOR Hollywood
By Maria Lenhart
Hollywood, Pasadena and the Valleys brim with
red-carpet experiences for groups
DOLBY THEATRE, HOLLYWOOD