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Nine reasons why Downtown LA is California’s hottest destination

Staples Centre

The home of the Los Angeles Lakers is the illuminating focal point of Downtown’s LA Live metropolis, and whether it’s basketball or the hottest act in town, LA explodes into life when the Staples Centre opens its doors.

The venue offers event suites for groups of 12 to 132 for corporate hospitality, which includes VIP suite access, catering options and customised experiences, such as celebrity visits and photo opportunities.

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JW Marriott Los Angeles LA Live

A huge part of Downtown LA’s rejuvenation has been fuelled by the flurry of hotel openings from charming boutiques to striking business behemoths. JW Marriott Hotel Los Angeles L.A. LIVE is certainly the latter and with 878 rooms in total it is one of the city’s most stylish stays.

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The Broad

LA welcomed its breathtaking museum of contemporary art in September and it has been the talk of the town ever since. The three-storey facility opened at a cost of an eye-watering £105m and includes 4,000sqm of exhibition space, as well as a lecture hall and public lobby.

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Walt Disney Concert Hall

The Walt Disney Concert Hall, home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is located just a stones throw from The Broad and while the design is just as impressive, it couldn’t be more different.

Designed by Frank Gehry, the stainless steel curves bend in the sky to create not only one of the most striking pieces of modern architecture in Los Angeles, but on the planet.

Groups can enter for an evening show orchestrated by the city’s renowned conductors or for dinner at the award-winning Patina.

OUE Skyspace

Skyspace is California’s tallest open-air observation deck offering mesmerising views of the LA territory from nearly 1,000ft above the city.

GRAMMY Museum

A must-see on any visit to Downtown LA, the GRAMMY Museum celebrates the legacy of musical legends past and present showcasing the art and technology behind the recording process of numerous genres.

Restaurants

Downtown LA is where the locals go to eat, with some of the best restaurants in the city all located within a few square miles. The likes of Redbird, a tapas-style favourite with numerous options for private dining and Otium, located adjacent to The Broad serving Latin-inspired cuisine are ideal for relaxing al fresco dining besides the California sunset.

Also not to be missed is the Grand Central Market. The bustling street food market has been a downtown landmark since 1917 and is a great spot for world cuisines and indulgent deserts.

Bars

Nightlife in LA has always offered an eclectic variety and what is evidently on the rise in this area of the city are the rooftop and speakeasy joints. A perfect spot for after dinner drinks is Perch, a French-inspired rooftop bistro floating beneath downtown’s enormous skyscrapers where groups can sit beside the outdoor fireplaces and enjoy live music until closing time.

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Los Angeles Convention Centre

In the heart of Downtown LA is the city’s premier convention venue, the LACC, which just happens to be the US’ largest convention centre. The venue consists of a 67,000sqm exhibit hall and 64 column-free meeting rooms, in addition to a newly renovated 299-seat auditorium.