• 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.

The San Francisco Marriott Marquis took a head start on its resolution to create a cleaner community when the downtown hotel launched its “Own Our Block” beautification program on December 4, 2017.

“Our grassroots effort has improved the look of our community,” said Chuck Pacioni, general manager. “Hotel colleagues are proud to support this ongoing, seven-day-a-week program.”

 

Managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts and The Marcus Corporation, The Murieta Inn and Spa made its public debut. Nestled between the rolling hills of Rancho Murieta and the panoramic Sierra Nevada’s, just 25 miles southeast of downtown Sacramento, the newly structured four-story spa offers a luxury boutique hotel, a relaxing pool area, full-service spa and salon, and 15,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space.

 

The completed $9 million expansion of San Diego Marriott Mission Valley recently opened its doors again an upgraded wedding and events lawn, stunning new fire feature, decorative fencing, a completely new meeting space, a lobby bar, and the first signature M Club Lounge in San Diego. Adaptable from morning until night, the reimagined restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating, and a communal space for more social and interaction and business.