Business Travel Guide
The best hotels, restaurants and activities for L.A. business travelers.
A creative spirit transcends all business in Los Angeles, not just its renowned entertainment industry. The local economy, which generates more revenue than most industrialized nations, is incredibly diverse.In addition to the production of motion pictures, television and music, L.A. is a leader in the design of automobiles. Some of the most advanced cars in the world, like Tesla, are manufactured locally. The Santa Monica/Playa del Rey area, now dubbed "Silicon Beach," is one of the fastest growing technology centers in the world, attracting both Fortune 500 giants and innovative start-ups. Some of the world's most prominent biotech companies are located here, and L.A. is a leader in emerging green technologies. The city's architectural firms are transforming the skyline of The City of Angels, and its international influence also extends to fashion, finance and aerospace.Laid-back it may be, but L.A. is one of the world's economic powerhouses, benefiting from its strategic proximity to two booming mega-regions: Latin America and Asia. And while just as much money changes hands in L.A. as in London or Tokyo, meetings here are as likely to take place in a poolside cabana at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills as they are in a 60th-floor boardroom downtown. And when they're off the clock, visiting business people have many options for leisure, as this diverse metropolis offers everything from beaches to museums to spas to cuisine crafted by some innovative chefs.