Los Angeles Business Guide for Private Jet Travelers
While tourism takes many people out to Hollywood, more often than not our clientele find themselves on a private jet charter to Los Angeles. After all, L.A. is the second largest urban center in the U.S. and home to many Fortune 500 company headquarters. With professional sports teams, movie and TV sets and cutting-edge industry ranging from aerospace to fashion design, executives from all over the world have to find their way to this hub of American business activity.
Whether you are planning a relaxed stay scheduled around a few essential meetings, or making a last-minute trip for urgent business matters, RYL can get you there efficiently and help you plan a successful business trip. Here are some highlights of executive travel in Los Angeles.
Luxury Business Hotels in Los Angeles:
The Ritz-Carlton and the JW Marriott at L.A. Live – For business executives who need to stay in downtown L.A. and might have a little free time on their hands, the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton offer a downtown location amidst some of the best entertainment venues in the world. The L.A. Live campus, home to both hotels, includes the Staples Center, Nokia Theater, Grammy Museum, and Regal Cinemas along with various world-class dining, retail and nightlife complexes.
The Ritz-Carlton just opened in April 2010 and has 123 guest rooms and suites including the 3,000 square-foot Ritz-Carlton Suite. For business meetings or entertaining, the hotel is also the home of WP24, Wolfgang Puck’s most recent dining endeavor, and The Gallery Collection, The Ritz-Carlton’s 100,000-square-foot offering of meeting and event space.
The JW Marriott shares the 54-floor tower at L.A. Live with The Ritz-Carlton and serves as the Los Angeles Convention Center’s headquarters, hotel and meeting space. A rooftop pool, ultra-modern spa and fitness center round out the hotel’s significant amenities. In addition to 736 well appointed rooms, there are also 69 executive king rooms and 73 suites of various sizes that make extended stays, receptions, meetings, or social gatherings easy to plan and execute.
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills – An entertainment industry favorite, the Four Seasons in the famous Beverly Hills zip code is SoCal-style lifestyle at its best. Each guestroom is equipped with business travel essentials like high-speed Internet access and a wireless-connect telephone system, and has added benefits like a private balcony and TVs in the bathroom. 24-hour concierge service ensures that guests are provided with everything they need from limo service to Rodeo Drive to meals at all hours.
For meetings and events, the Four Seasons is equally well appointed. A state-of-the-art Business Center provides the computer systems needed by modern executives, while the grand ballrooms and suites are the perfect setting for working with any number of colleagues. With as much outdoor space as indoor space, you can also conduct business in a truly California manner—poolside.
Sofitel Los Angeles – The Sofitel Los Angeles, also in Beverly Hills, brings modern luxury to business executives and benefits from a recent multi-million dollar renovation. Rooms and suites feature 4-star amenities like 32-inch flat screen TVs, rain shower heads and views of the Hollywood hills. Wireless internet access and high-speed transmission lines are available in all rooms and suites, keeping executives in the loop while staying at the hotel.
Sofitel promises that “meetings, conferences, and conventions have star quality” at their L.A. location, which has plenty of useful ballroom and executive suite space. Business execs on the go will make use of the hotel’s internet bar, business center and fitness center, and once the day is done, they can relax at the 5,000-square-foot LeSpa or dine on a meal prepared by celebrity chef Kerry Simon at Simon LA. The hotel’s Stone Rose Lounge draws locals, tourists and celebrities with its indoor VIP lounge and outdoor cabanas.
Luxury Business Restaurants in Los Angeles:
Craft Los Angeles – Craft’s owner Tom Colicchio says that the power lunch tradition in L.A. is strong, even if it’s a little different than New York’s lunch culture. According for Forbes, Colicchio stated, “healthier options are a big concern for Southern California’s power elite, who power-lunch on a completely different pace. In New York, financial types like to do business between bites and then dash. [In L.A.,] movers and shakers tend to linger.”
Business execs in L.A. will indeed want to linger at Craft Los Angeles, which has zen-like decor, upscale American comfort food and private dining for meetings or business entertaining. Forbes also reports, “The restaurant’s open layout with generously spaced tables makes it easy to be seen, but not heard,” an important dining feature for the executive set.
Spago Beverly Hills – The flagship eatery of famed chef Wolfgang Puck defines fine dining in America. One of only three restaurants in L.A. to be awarded two Michelin stars, Spago is the perfect place to take guests, whether they are California locals or international travelers. According to Eater’s Magazine, “No restaurant is as quintessential L.A. as Wolfgang Puck’s first.”
In addition to its delicious food, opulent setting and immaculate service, Spago also has the capabilities to serve private parties with as few 12 guests—in an intimate dining room—to as many as 2,500 (like it has for the Emmys’ after party and the Democratic National Convention). With personal staff, event planning and versatile design provided by the restaurant, business entertaining is effortless and successful.
For more information on traveling to Los Angeles, or to charter a private jet to Los Angeles, please contact RYL’s Charter Department at 877-391-6161.