Downtown Los Angeles Spotlight: Ace Hotel, The Broad, and Clifton’s Cafeteria

Last week, our Los Angeles crew of super people did some exploring in bustling downtown Los Angeles – a region that is definitely on the rise as a destination for corporate groups. Here are a few highlights from their DTLA site visit:

Ace Hotel

Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles is located in the historic United Artists building (built in 1927). Opened in 2014, the artist-friendly property features modern rooms, a rooftop bar and pool, coffee bar, European-style brasserie, trendy meeting and event spaces, and a beautifully restored 1600-seat theatre. Think Great Gatsby meets Urban Outfitters. In addition to frequent music and art events, Ace Hotel also demonstrates its community spirit by partnering with WeTransfer to give their downtown billboard to artists they love. Each month, rotating artists create large-scale visual messages for the DTLA community.

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The Broad

New to the downtown Los Angeles scene, The Broad is a contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad. Located on Grand Ave, the Broad is home to an ever-growing collection of 2,000 works of postwar and contemporary art. With in-depth representations of influential contemporary artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Barbara Kruger, Cy Twombly, Ed Ruscha, Kara Walker, Christopher Wool, Jeff Koons, Joseph Beuys, Jasper Johns, Cindy Sherman, Robert Rauschenberg, and more, plus an ever-growing representation of younger artists, The Broad enriches, provokes, inspires, and fosters appreciation of art of our time. The museum is also home to The Broad Art Foundation, which was created in 1984 as a pioneering lending library dedicated to increasing public access to contemporary art through an extensive loan program. The foundation has made more than 8,000 loans to over 500 museums and galleries around the world. Admission is free to the public and self-guided group tours are available for a small fee. Private venue rental for corporate events is not an option at The Broad; however, the adjacent Otium restaurant has several private event spaces including a buyout option for up to 300 guests.

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Clifton’s Cafeteria

Los Angeles Times put it best when they said “Clifton’s is not your normal cafeteria.”  After a 5-year, $10 million renovation, Clifton’s Cafeteria reopened in October 2015 (the original debuted in 1935). Featuring a gigantic fake redwood tree stretching five floors, a kingdom of taxidermy creatures, a waterfall, a meteorite, and plenty of other entertaining surprises in its “cabinet of curiosities,” guests definitely won’t run out of conversation topics at this wonderfully weird downtown gem.

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