Rooftop Garden Debuts at Los Angeles Convention Center

  • Rooftop Garden Debuts at Los Angeles Convention Center

     
    POSTED March 1, 2018
     

The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) revealed its new 9,500 square foot rooftop garden in January. Managed by AEG Facilities, the project began in April of 2017 and features various citrus trees, herbs, vegetables, and seasonal flowers above the South Hall lobby.

The rooftop garden is an addition to more than 30 environment friendly practices and procedures implemented at the LACC under the management of AEG Facilities. “Sustainability and innovation are core values at AEG Facilities, and at the Los Angeles Convention Center we take this to heart,” says Brad Gessner, Senior Vice President and General Manager at the LACC. “The idea for the rooftop garden has been developing over the past few years and we are thrilled with this addition to our facility.”

The garden will contribute to the green efforts of Downtown Los Angeles as well as provide product for LACC’s in-house caterer Levy Restaurants, who’s 90 percent of produce is locally sourced. In plans to build on this, Levy will utilize oregano, chili peppers, citrus, lettuce and carrots grown in the garden and use them in their recipes.

Food trucks may be mobile, but they aren’t going anywhere, since their popularity only seems to grow with each season. A New Jersey hotel is getting in on the fun! Along with over 18,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, Embassy Suites by Hilton in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, offers the Grain & Cane “Gastro Truck” as a fun option for a mid-meeting break or post-event dining option.

 

The family-focused, Wisconsin-based Great Wolf Lodge opened its first resort in Wisconsin Dells in 1997. Over the next two decades, it slowly expanded with more properties around the Midwest, moving into the Northeast, South, West and Canada. And this summer, the greater Chicago area will get its first resort from the brand.

 

The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (L.A. Tourism) recently announced its record-setting economic impact for the previous year. Los Angeles County’s 48.5 million visitors spent an all-time high in 2017, generating a record $34.9 billion in total economic impact (including $22.7 billion spent directly in the L.A. economy).