Los Angeles Athletic Club
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Los Angeles Athletic Club is a 4-star boutique hotel found in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, within a mile of the Los Angeles Convention Center, L.A. Live, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Microsoft Theater and Staples Center. This historic establishment offers an indoor Olympic pool, sports courts and group classes across four floors of athletic facilities.
All 72 rooms and suites are nonsmoking and come with a minimum standard of 32” flat-screen TVs, custom furniture, free Wi-Fi and Roman shades on the windows.
This hotel offers event spaces like the Centennial Ballroom, has a rooftop with 360° city center views, surcharged self parking and a business center.
Full American buffet breakfasts are available, in addition to the walnut wine cellar, sports bar, restaurant, snack bar and main bar.
Los Angeles Athletic Club is four minutes’ walk from Pershing Square and 14 miles from Los Angeles International Airport.
The Staples Center is an award wining multi-purpose sports arena, located in Downtown Los Angeles, directly next to the Convention Centre Complex of the city. The building of the stadium was financed privately, it was completed in 1999 and named after the office-supply company Staples who owns the naming rights. The building costs were around $375 million and the stadium is used for large indoor events such as concerts, award ceremonies, ice hockey, basketball and other sports events. Currently it is home to 4 professional sports franchises, the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers (both NBA), the Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA) and the Los Angeles Kings (NHL). Since its opening it has hosted a multitude of events, such as 9 Grammy awards, and many international super-stars have performed here, including Tina Turner, Peter Gabriel, Madonna, U2, Prince, Christina Aguilera, and many more. Recently it has made headlines for being the venue in which Michael Jackson held his last rehearsal, 2 days before he passed away in June 2009. In front of the stadium you can see statues of sports legends Wayne Gretzky and Magic Johnson.
Im Kodak Theatre in Hollywood (L.A.) wird seit November 2001 nun jährlich der Oscar verliehen. Das Kodak Theatre wurde extra für die Verleihung des Academy Film Awards gebaut und kostete 94 Mio. Dollar. Das Theatre fasst bis 3500 Personen.