VLDB 2019: Conference VenueThe Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites +1 (213) 624-1000
Los Angeles is more than just a city—it's an adventure. Beaches, whale-watching, and hiking. Celebrities and colorful locals. Temperate weather. Captivating attractions, museums, and festivals. The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles places you in the center of all the excitement. Our downtown Los Angeles hotel spans an entire city block in the heart of the bustling business district, near the city's best sights and sounds.
At 367-foot (112 m) and 35-stories tall, the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites was designed by architect John C. Portman, Jr., and constructed between 1974 and 1976. It is the largest hotel in the city and has been featured in many movies and television series over the years including: Interstellar, Strange Days, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (as part of the city of New Chicago), Blue Thunder, It's a Living, L.A. Law, Breathless, Matlock, This Is Spinal Tap, Hit the Booty Do, Nick of Time, Midnight Madness, Showtime, Hard to Kill, The Lincoln Lawyer, Chuck, Xanadu, Moby Dick, The Fantastic Journey and was destroyed (via special effects) in Escape from LA, Epicenter, and San Andreas. Experience one of America's legendary metropolises while staying in one of our comfortable, chic hotel rooms.
We're located at the epicenter of the city's financial district, less than two blocks from the Union Bank and US Bank towers, with a skyway connecting us to downtown's World Trade Center. Leisure is equally within reach: we're the closest upscale hotel to LA's famed Dodger Stadium. Also right in our vicinity is the Figueroa Corridor/University Park area, home to University of Southern California (USC). This area encompasses the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park and Shrine Auditorium, the National History Museum, California African American Museum, and the California Science Center & IMAX theater. Stop by the city's newly-built Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, less than a mile from the hotel.
As the entertainment capital of the world, LA is one of the country's most glamorous cities—only one component of which is its thriving film industry. Among LA's foremost addresses, we are a short stroll to the Music Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall. We're also only eight short blocks to the Los Angeles Convention Center, LA Live, and the celebrated Staples Center, and just 20 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) is the central business district of Los Angeles, California, as well as a diverse residential neighborhood of some 58,000 people. The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites is located in the Financial District of DTLA.
Please visit the Airports Guide for specific directions.
- On-site parking, fee: 15 USD hourly, 49 USD daily
- Valet parking, fee: 49 USD daily
- Parking for vehicles up to 6 feet tall. For oversized vehicles, contact the hotel for parking alternatives
- There are apps that help find inexpensive parking alternatives around Bonaventure and at Bonaventure itself; here are a few: here, courtesy of Borowitz & Clark, LLP.
- Subway Station: 0.3 miles (500 m) south from the hotel, located at 7th and Flower Street; this is the best way to get to the Santa Monica Beach.
- Train Station: Union Station, is 1.6 miles (2.6 km) northeast from the hotel.
Convenient Lunch and Dining Options near the Conference Venue
LA Prime Steakhouse
Savor mouthwatering steak and fresh seafood as you take in spectacular 360-degree views of LA from LA Prime, the award-winning steakhouse on the 35th floor of downtown's The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles. Open for dinner. Dress code: Casual.
+1 (213) 612-4743; ext: 4743
BonaVista Lounge American
Sip classic cocktails made with an innovative twist at the dazzling BonaVista Lounge. Tempting libations, light restaurant entrees and small plates are on the menu, as are terrific views of Los Angeles from the 34th floor of this revolving hotel venue. Open for lunch and dinner. Dress code: Casual.
+1 (213) 612-4743; ext: 4743
Lakeview Bistro American
Enjoy breakfasts and lunch favorites at Lakeview Bistro. This popular downtown LA restaurant offers healthy American classics, and an impressive list of fine wines. Our Westin's Super Foods program will support you commitment to becoming a healthier you. Open for breakfast and lunch. Dress code: Casual.
+1 (213) 612-4897; ext: 4897
Lobby Court American
Stop in for your favorite beverage at Lobby Court. Grab a Starbucks® coffee to start your day or sip cocktails and sample appetizers after a long day of meetings or exploring Los Angeles. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dress code: Casual.
+1 (213) 624-1000; ext: 4897
Border Grill, Downtown LA 0.1 miles Mexican
Border Grill is a contemporary Mexican restaurant in Downtown LA, offering fresh, handmade margaritas and bold flavors of modern Mexican fare. Open for lunch and dinner. Dress code: Casual.
Drago Centro 0.1 miles Italian
Drago Centre is an upscale Italian dining experience, combining classic Italian recipes and techniques with a more modern panache. Open for lunch and dinner. Dress code: Smart Casual.
George's Greek Grill 0.2 miles Mediterranean
George's Greek Grill specializes in providing fresh, tasty sandwiches, super-wraps and other Mediterranean favorites. Open for lunch and dinner. Dress code: Casual.
71Above Restaurant and Skylounge 0.2 miles American
Enjoy beautiful panoramic views of LA and high-end American cuisine while dining in a lap of luxury. Open for lunch and dinner. Dress code: Smart Casual.