Venue, Lodging & Travel
The SVP 73rd Annual Meeting will be held at the:
Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90071
The hotel is located in the Financial District and has been featured in movies and on television. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is only twenty minutes away from the hotel. SuperShuttle and taxis are readily available to transport you from the airport to the hotel. The metro is conveniently located and only three blocks from the hotel.
The official headquarters hotel for the SVP 73rd Annual Meeting is the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites. Group rates have been secured for SVP meeting attendees at discounted rates.
To reserve a room at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites call 888-627-8520 or toll free at 1-800-937-8461. Reservations can be also be made online by clicking the following link: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/svpmeeting
· $155 for Single/Double
· $175 for Triple
· $195 for Quad
For assistance in finding a roommate, click here.
Travel Visas and Letters of Invitation:
Please visit the International Visitors Office website at http://www.nationalacademies.org/visas for information. Travelers are advised to apply for a visa as early as possible. Please check with your local U.S. consulate or embassy to find out the earliest that you may apply for a visa www.usembassy.gov/.
For security purposes, letters of invitation can only be sent to individuals registered for the Meeting. To request a letter of invitation please contact email@example.com.
Getting to Los Angeles:
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
The airport is located only thirty minutes from The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, with the possibility of traffic delays. It is the sixth busiest airport in the world. Convenient services for the traveling public, including curbside baggage check-in and business centers, are available throughout the airport.
Around forty rental car companies operate out of LAX, with many of them providing phone links inside or near the baggage claim areas. To learn more about pick-up and drop-off options available to customers of rental car companies, please visit http://www.lawa.org/welcome_lax.aspx?id=1294.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO) transports passengers by subway trains, light rail, and buses. Metro Rail runs six lines serving 80 stations around Los Angeles County, connecting Downtown LA to locations such as Hollywood, Pasadena, and Long Beach.
Three types of bus service are available in Los Angeles: Metro Local, Metro Rapid, and Metro Express. All Metro Rail lines are accessible to persons in wheelchairs, while Metro buses are equipped with automatic wheelchair lifts.
Shuttles & Taxi Service
Shuttle services are a convenient way to navigate the city and travel between the airport and other destinations. Taxicabs are located at the airport, most hotels, attractions, and shopping centers. Fare rates will be displayed on the meter and will include a flag drop charge plus a per-mile and/or a per-hour charge.
To learn more about Los Angeles and its “hot spots,” please visit the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board’s website. Interactive Visitors Centers are located on the Arrivals Level at the Los Angeles International Airport. While at the meeting, you may also visit the Concierge Desk at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites for information on tours, restaurants, and other attractions.
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Walt Disney Land