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April 6, 1991
Former Angel Rod Carew will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. Wednesday night at a dinner at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel.
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HOME & GARDEN
October 11, 2013 | Chris Erskine
Short on detail, this story, for it's a little tricky taking notes while rappelling down the side of a 32-story downtown hotel, slick as glacial ice. No gargoyles on this baby, unless you're counting me. That's about as much detail as I can muster. Between the 24th and 22nd floor, I might've blacked out, hard to say, there were no witnesses, except the cleaning lady in one of the rooms, who barely looked up from her vacuuming to acknowledge the buggy-eyed Spider-Man clinging to the outside glass.
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NEWS
September 5, 1985
A $5-million renovation of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles to make it more "pedestrian-friendly" was announced by the owner, Los Angeles Bonaventure Co. Stanley P. Steinberg, a general partner, said the work will include a new entrance on Flower Street to promote greater public access, and should be completed by next spring.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
May 24, 1989 | From Times wire services
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."
BUSINESS
December 22, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2000 | S. IRENE VIRBILA, TIMES RESTAURANT CRITIC
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2004 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
December 25, 2003 | Steve Baltin, Special to The Times
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2008 | Victoria Kim, Times Staff Writer
A downtown Los Angeles hotel that housed Phil Spector and his defense team during his six-month murder trial last year is suing the record producer for $110,000 in unpaid hotel bills. Spector stopped paying the bills for rooms four months into his stay at the Westin Bonaventure, a few blocks from the Criminal Justice Center where his trial was held, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
BUSINESS
December 6, 2005 | From Associated Press
A major hotel chain is going smoke-free next month and will add $200 to the bill of anyone who violates the policy, an executive said Monday. Westin Hotels & Resorts is banning smoking indoors and poolside at all 77 of its properties in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, Senior Vice President Sue Brush said. Smokers will have to go to a designated outdoor area, she said. Enica Thompson, spokeswoman for the American Hotel & Lodging Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2005 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced Monday that he has settled a dispute with the owners of the Bonaventure Hotel that threatened to derail plans for a newer hotel next to the unprofitable Los Angeles Convention Center. The owners of the Bonaventure -- a 1,354-room high-rise in the middle of downtown -- had planned to fight the city's proposal to subsidize a competing hotel on downtown's south side.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2005 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Attempting to avoid a costly election battle, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is seeking to settle a dispute with the owners of the Bonaventure Hotel, who are threatening a referendum on city subsidies for a new hotel next to the Los Angeles Convention Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2005 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
The City Council agreed Friday to provide up to $290 million in subsidies and loans for construction of a 55-story hotel next to the Los Angeles Convention Center despite the vow of a competing hotelier to take the issue to the ballot. Eight years in the making, the deal was approved unanimously, with backers saying it was critical to attracting enough business to the Convention Center to end a flow of red ink at the city-owned venue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2004 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
September 28, 1995 | HELEN RUMBELOW, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
NEWS
December 25, 2003 | Steve Baltin, Special to The Times
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2000 | S. IRENE VIRBILA, TIMES RESTAURANT CRITIC
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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