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.
December 25, 2003 |
It sounds like a movie script. Nearly 10,000 dance music fans overrun the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, turning the downtown L.A. locale into a giant nightclub on New Year's Eve. Inside the enormous California Ballroom, DJ Paul Oakenfold spins his signature trance grooves for a few thousand fans. In the lobby, video screens show Oakey's performance to the overflow while lasers flash overhead. It is not a scene from the latest rave flick, though.