December 31, 2009
Giant Hotel 2010 involves multiple parties, DJ sets and performances -- all set against the backdrop of the Bonaventure. Doors open at 8 p.m. The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, 404 S. Figueroa St. L.A. $88 general admission; VIP and all-access tickets available. (323) 464-7373. www.gianthotel.com.
May 24, 1989 |
Amid new-found optimism, talks aimed at settling the Los Angeles Unified School District teachers strike were scheduled to resume late today at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. The main stumbling block appears to be on the issue of returning pay docked from teachers for various job actions. "It's our hope that maybe we can get movement today and settle this thing," said Wayne Johnson, president of United Teachers-Los Angeles. "I don't think we are that far apart."
December 22, 1992 |
Hotel's Bankruptcy Plan Approved: A U.S. bankruptcy judge approved a reorganization plan for the Westin Bonaventure hotel, according to a creditors' attorney. The 1,400-room hotel--the largest in downtown Los Angeles--filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last year after owners Mitsubishi Trading Co. and developer John C. Portman defaulted on a $75-million mortgage in 1990.
July 13, 2000 |
We were wandering around the vast lobby of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown L.A., past indoor lake after indoor lake, fountain after fountain, decorated with more Chia pets--dolphins, bears and their offspring--than I've ever seen in one place. OK, they weren't really Chia pets, but some sort of imitation topiary that gives the same effect. When we finally found the sign for L.A.
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January 9, 2004 |
The former president of the Los Angeles Convention Center Commission and the hotel he operates have agreed to pay $7,637 in fines for violating campaign finance rules while raising money for Mayor James K. Hahn, according to documents released Thursday.
September 28, 1995 |
Thirty-five floors up, atop the Westin Bonaventure hotel, the BonaVista rotating cocktail lounge gyrates with decades-old lounge-suit glamour, like a lighthouse in the heart of downtown Los Angeles' glittering darkness. Many ignore its signal, but the faithful lovers, the unfaithful and the foreign are drawn, mixing up their evenings, sometimes their lives, in the slowest cocktail shaker in town. "It spins faster after a few drinks," says Cindy Chon, a regular who works nearby.