HotelTonight signs exclusive deal with AEG’s L.A. Live and LA Galaxy

 April 21, 2017

HotelTonight

The following is an excerpt from a HotelTonight press release:

HotelTonight, a leading mobile app for last-minute hotel bookings, has announced a partnership with AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, making HotelTonight the official hotel-booking partner of L.A. LIVE and the LA Galaxy (MLS). The partnership, brokered by AEG Global Partnerships, is HotelTonight’s first partnership with an MLS soccer team in the U.S. in a first-time category for AEG. The relationship will expand on HotelTonight’s goal of increasing awareness around the quantity of quality of hotels available nearby to event-goers and fans at L.A. LIVE and LA Galaxy events.

The partnership includes signage and branding at L.A. LIVE and StubHub Center in Carson, CA, home of the LA Galaxy, as well as digital and social campaigns and promotions. This includes signage across 12 screens throughout the L.A. LIVE district and in-stadium commercials, graphics, game sponsorships and promotions at Galaxy home games.

In addition to L.A. LIVE and the StubHub Center, AEG owns and/or operates more than 120 sports franchises, events, tours, festivals and digital content holdings among others across five continents, including iconic Los Angeles assets, such as the LA Kings and Staples Center.

Across the board, hotel bookings are becoming increasingly last minute. With ticket buying becoming more spontaneous, live events are a catalyst for last-minute hotel bookings whether fans are traveling from afar or simply making a night out of a game or concert. More than 40 percent of HotelTonight bookings are within 50-150 miles of the booker’s residence. With HotelTonight, fans can attend events with the confidence of knowing they can choose to make a night out of it by booking a great hotel, even at a moment’s notice.

2017 All-Star Chef Classic announces lineup

January 12, 2017
All-Star Chef Classic

The fourth annual All-Star Chef Classic takes place March 8 to 11, 2017, at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles’ Sports and Entertainment District. Here are some of the highlights, according to a press release from the festival.

New in 2017: a strolling event called the Italian Masters Dinner presented by Melissa’s Produce and Southern Eats.

Returning to L.A. LIVE’s custom-built Event Deck, which includes Restaurant Stadium and the Chefs’ Tasting Arena, will be the Masters Dinner series dedicated to French, Italian, American, and Asian talent and preparations

Little Masters presented by Le Creuset and Grill & Chill presented by DCS and Stella Artois.

Restaurant Stadium’s 300-plus seats bring fans “kitchen-side,” allowing them an intimate and memorable culinary venture.

The 2017 edition of All-Star Chef Classic is partnering with L.A. Kitchen benefit the local non-profit that combines the potential and power of food and people, ensuring that neither goes to waste.

The 2017 All-Star Chef Classic will include more than 55 internationally-renowned chefs and personalities including:

  • Hugh Acheson (The National, Georgia)
  • Govind Armstrong (Post & Beam, Los Angeles)
  • Jamie Bissonnette (Coppa, Boston, New York)
  • Ashley Christensen (Poole’s, North Carolina)
  • Adam Cole (Maple Block Meat Co., Los Angeles)
  • Chris Cosentino (Cockscomb, San Francisco; Acacia House, St. Helena)
  • Francis Derby (The Cannibal, Los Angeles), Chris Oh (Hanjip, Los Angeles)
  • Brian Dunsmoor (Hatchet Hall, Los Angeles)
  • Ben Ford (Ford’s Filling Station, Los Angeles)
  • Neal Fraser (Redbird, Fritzi, Los Angeles)
  • Ray Garcia (Broken Spanish, Los Angeles)
  • Della Gossett (Spago, Los Angeles)
  • Duff Goldman (Cake Mix, Los Angeles)
  • Scott Howard (Citizen, Los Angeles)
  • Ravi Kapur (Liholiho Yacht Club, San Francisco
  • Joe Kindred (Kindred, North Carolina)
  • Mike Lata (Fig, Charleston)
  • Ludo Lefebvre (Trois Mec, Petit Trois, Los Angeles)
  • David Lefevre (MB Post, Fishing With Dynamite, Manhattan Beach)
  • Antonia Lofaso (Scopa Italian Roots, Los Angeles)
  • Samuel Monsour (Preux & Proper, Los Angeles)
  • Dahlia Narvaez (Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles)
  • Jason Neroni (Rose Caf√©, Los Angeles)
  • Mirko Paderno (Culina, Los Angeles)
  • Greg Schroeppel (Nighthawk Breakfast Bar, Los Angeles)
  • Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo (Son of a Gun, Los Angeles)
  • Art Smith (Reunion Florida Garden and Kitchen School, Florida)
  • Curtis Stone (Maude, Gwen, Los Angeles)
  • Jet Tila (Los Angeles)
  • Kris Tominaga (The Hart & The Hunter, Los Angeles), Brandon Boudet (Little Dom’s, Los Angeles)
  • Fabio Viviani (Siena Tavern, Chicago)
  • Fabian von Hauske & Jeremiah Stone (Wildair, Contra, New York)
  • Sherry Yard (Helms Bakery, The Tuck Room, Los Angeles)
  • Sang Yoon (Lukshon, Father’s Office, Los Angeles)
  • Johnny Ray Zone (Howlin’ Rays, Los Angeles)