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Grove Christmas Tree Lighting

LA’s favorite Shopping Mall is ready for the holidays! The West Coast version of the famous Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting of NYC, The Grove’s Tree Lighting Event promises a Hollywood touch to an already starry event. With appearances and performances by both Meghan Trainor and Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy) accompanied by a 55-piece orchestra, you’re going to want to be at the Grove on November 14th from 7-9pm. Spend the day shopping at the mall and then hunker down to get the best seats in the house no later than 5:00. Spots fill up quick, so bundle up and bring snacks to steak out while you wait for the event to start. The Grove Christmas Tree Lighting is a great




Rain Room at LACMA

Take advantage of one of the most notorious art installation in recent history, Random International’s “Rain Room” (2012) now showing at the LA County Museum of Art (LACMA). Using sensor touch technology, the Rain Room is easier experienced than explained. First finding a home at New York’s MoMa, the piece has made it’s way to the West Coast and is currently setting up shop in LA from November 1, 2015 to March 6, 2016. While at the piece, take advantage of the trip and visit LACMA for the countless other beautiful and sublime offerings.   Be careful to wait this one out– Public Tickets may sell out sooner rather than later. Trust us when we say that this is not




Festival Supreme

Where do we even begin? Clear your schedule October 25th and make your way to the Shrine Expo Hall & Grounds! Festival Supreme has the quintessential combination of music and comedy. It’ll be eight hours of a serious ab workout. With 39 comedians, live music, a Circus of Death, and a steady flow of food and drinks– you’ll have more than a memorable night. So don’t end the evening with a long drive home! The Holiday Inn Express West LA is just a quick ride from the venue, with great rates, a complimentary breakfast and free WiFi to make your stay easy and seamless. For more information on Festival Supreme, click here!




2014 ESPYs

The ESPYs are back! July 19th. 6 pm. L.A. Live’s Nokia Theatre. ESPN’s ESPYs, launched in 1993, recognizes team and individual athletic achievements and performances during the past year. Raising over $1 million a year for cancer research and with Drake as this year’s host, it is bound to be an exciting evening. There are still a handful of tickets left! And we couldn’t think of a better time to come to L.A. A quick hop on the 10 freeway, and you’ll be there in no time. With our complimentary breakfast, free WiFi, Santa Monica Blvd. location and friendly staff, the Holiday Inn Express West LA will make sure you’re settled in for the weekend. And don’t worry about filling up the rest




Twilight Concerts on the Pier

Santa Monica Pier’s 30th Annual Twilight Concerts Series returns July 10th! We could go on and on about how wonderful this summer concert series is, but we thought–why not share what some other people think? “AMAZING….. Sitting on the beach listening to great music watching the sunset, all FREE, nothing beats this.” -Jacqueline Y. (Yelp Review, 2009) “From Reggae to local eclectic beats there is a week for everyone’s taste. But to me it doesn’t matter who is playing because you are on the sand with 10,000 other people who are having a good time picnicking with friends.” – Jackie B (Yelp Review, 2013) The concerts begin every Thursday evening at 7:30 pm on the Pier. Be sure to bring




July 4th Weekend in LA

Looking for something to do this July 4th weekend?! Well, we’re having trouble selecting just one! There are so many events that are going on, that we thought we’d mention just a “few”. We may have been over-zealous, but we’ve put them in chronological order, just in case you can see them all! CAAM: CAAM’s doors open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. for exhibition viewing and an art workshop. From 6pm onwards, stay for CAAM’s special program, Gleaming at Twilight,  featuring live performances. Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza: Roughly 15,000 people attend Fireworks Extravaganza at LA’s Exposition Park. From 12 pm onwards enjoy entertainment, with a 60-minute firework show beginning at dusk. AmericaFest: Stop by the Rose Bowl for AmericaFest– the festival



2013 UCLA Graduation

Congratulations, UCLA Graduates!

We want to take a moment and congratulate all UCLA graduates on this huge accomplishment! We wish you all the best in your future endeavors, and tons of fun at your upcoming commencement ceremonies this June! Like every year, the Holiday Inn Express West Los Angeles will welcome many of your friends and families who came from out of town to celebrate this milestone with you, and we couldn’t be any more excited to offer a home away from home during this special time. We still have a few rooms available around the ceremony days, but they are going fast and we are expecting to sell out. So check availability for your desired dates and don’t hesitate to make your




LA Wine Fest

To the Wine Connoisseurs of Southern California, Mark your calendars! LA Wine Fest is from May 31st-June 1st at the Raleigh Studios in Hollywood! The LA Wine Fest brings over 500 wines, brews and spirits from around the world to your doorstep. And features local celebrity chef demos, live entertainment, tasty seminars, popular food trucks, boutiques, festival merchandise and more! With a packed weekend like this, things can be unpredictable. So let us help you plan ahead! Avoid the long drive on Saturday, fill up on our hot breakfast and head out for another sunny day in L.A. For more information on our rates & availability, click here!




LA Asian Pacific Film Festival

There are always so many events happening in and around L.A. at any given time that its almost impossible to choose. But we’ll relieve some of that stress for you.  Block off your schedule from May 1 to May 11. That’s right– the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival is back! On it’s 30th year, the LA Asian Pacific Film Fest has become the premier showcase for the best and brightest of Asian American and Asian international cinema. With screenings, industry panels, in-person guest appearances, filmmaker awards and galas– its no wonder it draws a crowd. So now that you’ve blocked off your schedule, you’ll want to make sure you’re ready for the busy week ahead. Don’t worry, the Holiday Inn




UCLA Bruin Day!

The Holiday Inn Express West L.A. would like to welcome UCLA’s accepted students to Bruin Day on April 19, 2014!  We can’t imagine how excited you are to learn more about UCLA’s amazing faculty, beautiful campus, and dynamic student life next month. There’s a fully packed schedule, from open houses and presentations to faculty lectures and fairs. You’ll get a taste of how amazing life as a UCLA student can be. From our family to yours: congratulations on your acceptance into UCLA! Our Holiday Inn Express West L.A. is home to many UCLA students and families during their stay here in L.A. Our complimentary breakfast, free WiFi and fitness center are just a few of the things we are excited