At the epicenter of the creative economy and 12 miles north of Downtown Los Angeles, Burbank boasts more than 1,000 media and entertainment companies such as The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon. The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Conan, and The Big Bang Theory all tape here in front of live studio audiences, and celebrities abound in the restaurants, cafes and neighborhoods that make up this legendary city.
Whether for conferences, meetings, team building, or milestone celebrations, Burbank offers a wealth of hotels and venues that are guaranteed to make your special event a box office hit.
Hotels are as varied as your needs, from the luxurious Hotel Amarano (with 2,200 sq. ft. of meeting space), to the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport and Convention Center (with 50,000 sq. ft.), the Holiday Inn Burbank Media Center (with 16,000 sq. ft. and the Crystal Room Bar and Lounge offering panoramic views), and the all-new Hilton Garden Inn (with 1,108 sq. ft. of executive meeting facilities). Burbank also has two brand new hotels that opened in 2016 including SpringHill Suites Los Angeles Burbank/Downtown (with 2,279 sq. ft. of meeting space) and Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Burbank (with 1,108 sq. ft. of flexible event space).
Non-traditional venues are unparalleled. They include:
* Warner Bros. Special Events, offering extraordinary locations within one of the largest working studios in the world.
* Calamigos Equestrian at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, hosting weddings, specialty banquets, picnics, and conferences on 75 acres of magnificently landscaped fields and shade trees in Griffith Park.
* The DeBell Golf Club, set against a stunning natural backdrop in the hills above Burbank, delivering the most challenging yet affordable 5,600 yards of 18-hole golf in the region. The on-site Canyon Grille offers on-course catering, and the restaurant’s large wrap-around patio is ideal for special events of all sizes with a view.
* The Castaway offers space for corporate events, weddings, social, and private parties in eight meeting areas with spectacular views of the urban cityscape below. The property will go through a $10 million dollar renovation in summer 2017.
The area’s great natural setting, distinctive commercial neighborhoods, ease of access, entertainment vibe, and 18 hotels ready to welcome guests seeking the quintessential Southern California experience, all make Burbank the perfect meetings destination.
WORLD CLASS ATTRACTIONS
Burbank offers boundless opportunities to entertain and rejuvenate, including taking the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, hiking in the Hollywood and Verdugo Hills, exploring dozens of nearby Los Angeles landmarks including Universal Studios Hollywood, and discovering Burbank neighborhoods filled with exciting shops, restaurants, cafes, and vibrant street life.
HOLLYWOOD BURBANK AIRPORT
Burbank is a regional hub that includes Hollywood Burbank Airport, the closest airport to the majority of Los Angeles’ popular destinations. With 63 flights per day and 3.9 million visitors per year connecting Burbank to top Western cities, Silicon Valley, and New York, Hollywood Burbank Airport is a preferred alternative into and out of the L.A. Region.
EASE OF ACCESS
In addition, Burbank is served by two freeways, the Golden State Freeway (Interstate 5) and the Ventura Freeway (134), and two commuter rail corridors with Pacific Surfliner and Metrolink. Burbank also offers its own local transit service, BurbankBus, a fixed-route commuter service connecting major employment centers with transportation hubs via commercial neighborhoods such as Downtown Burbank, the Media District, Magnolia Park, and the Airport District.
Burbank is now home to the largest IKEA in the country at 470,000 square feet. Located just south of Downtown Burbank and adjacent to the I-5 freeway, the development is adjacent to Burbank’s newest hotels, Spring Hill Suites and and Hilton Garden Inn. www.visitburbank.com