UCLA Hospitality Brochure

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welcome You know UCLA. Regarded as one of the world’s leading universities, we are home to great innovations, intellectual leaders and global influencers. With an idyllic southern California setting, we are a prized destination. Our reach into Los Angeles and beyond makes us a cultural juggernaut. Make our legacy part of your story with U C L A H O S P I T A L I T Y, a dynamic collection of conference venues, catering services and overnight accommodations designed to delight and inspire any gathering. Whether you are planning a day meeting, overnight conference, campus visit or catered event, this is your entry to UCLA. From a vibrant collegiate setting in the storied hills of Westwood to our private 50-acre mountaintop retreat, U C L A H O S P I T A L I T Y empowers you to access excellence at UCLA.


snapshot An enviable global destination in the heart of Southern California allowing savvy travelers to experience Los Angeles and beyond

More than 400 guest rooms across three charming properties—from our on-campus hotel and guest inn to a unique mountaintop resort

Over 53,000 total feet of flexible meeting space available through our state-of-the-art conference programs

Award-winning dining destinations to serve individual travelers and conference-goers alike

Seasonal multi-day conference opportunities on the UCLA campus welcome thousands of guests each summer

A team of over 3,000 staff members, wholly dedicated to providing the highest level of service in a competitive hospitality landscape

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World-famous sites and attractions dot this legendary landscape and celebrity encounters could happen anywhere—even on campus! Santa Monica Pier offers postcard-perfect photo opps. Art lovers can stroll The Broad, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art or The Getty Center. Shoppers hear the call from Beverly Hills to Hollywood, while sporting events and concerts at the massive Staples Center dominate downtown. Just 90 minutes away from downtown, visitors can experience all four seasons in the peaks of the San Bernardino mountains. Perhaps the best way to dive into this vibrant region is through its exciting food scene. There are quite literally hundreds of amazing restaurants to choose from, so bring your appetite!

An unexpected escape on campus, at the heart of UCLA innovation... Athletic events, art exhibits and performances. Campus tours, medical center visits and forwardthinking conferences. For every reason you visit, there’s a perfect place to stay at UCLA: the UCLA MEYER AND RENEE LUSKIN CONFERENCE CENTER. Enjoy a fabulous Mediterraneaninspired meal at Plateia and an overnight stay in one of our 254 beautiful guest rooms.

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254 welcoming guest rooms, including four elegant, spacious suites Premium in-room amenities Self-serve Business Center Fitness Center Self-parking Complimentary, robust Wi-Fi

• Plateia, a full-service 160-seat Mediterranean-inspired restaurant and lounge • Al fresco patio seating • Top-rated Luskin Conference Center Catering available for all events • Plateia Delivered in-room dining service • 25,000 square feet of versatile meeting space • Multi-purpose Centennial Ballroom; 90-seat, tiered classroom; and 24 versatile breakout rooms • 12,041-square foot outdoor Centennial Terrace with beautiful campus views • World-class audio-visual equipment • Video conferencing and simultaneous translation capabilities • Continuous refreshment service

TOP: New ideas flourish when guests gather in our lobby, a nexus for visitors and the campus community alike; overnight accommodations include 254 guest rooms, with king bed or two queens, as well as four elegant suites.

BOTTOM: The popular 7,800 square foot Centennial Ballroom can accommodate up to 960; 24hour Front Desk service; our on-site restaurant Plateia serves Californiafresh Mediterranean fare in a lively atmosphere; an expansive patio is the ideal spot for socializing.


ambition Mediterranean fare and organic wine served al fresco at a vibrant campus crossroads. Award-winning feasts at a mountaintop retreat. Beautifully catered events and meetings on campus. Bountiful buffets to fuel your summer conference. Across all of our operations, UCLA Hospitality takes extraordinary pride in our dining offerings. We recruit some of the region’s most creative and connected chefs and encourage them to innovate while balancing sustainability and nutrition with budget. The results speak for themselves (in between bites, of course).

Retreat to an award winning mountaintop resort! Modern-day comfort meets timeless charm at the UCLA LAKE ARROWHEAD LODGE. Located just 90 miles east of Los Angeles, the Lodge is a perfect getaway destination where one can experience all four seasons—unique in Southern California! A magnificent setting for any event, we welcome wedding and party planners, as well as film location scouts. Available for residential conferences and retreats, we offer an all-inclusive Complete Meeting Package with lodging, chef-prepared meals, meeting rooms, A/V services and refreshment breaks.

• Our unique accommodations sleep up to 200 guests • Most rooms have in-room wood-burning fireplaces, decks with beautiful mountain or lake views and sleeper sofas • Free robust Wi-Fi and local calls • Cozy beds with plush bedding for a great night's rest • Desks with charging stations, iron, ironing board, blow dryer and extra pillows and blankets in each guest room • Three chef-prepared meals per day: hearty buffet selections for breakfast and lunch and four-course served dinner • Group and private dining rooms; all dining rooms adjoin each other • Continuous refreshment break service includes coffee, hot tea, iced tea, lemonade and iced water • Snacks, hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks are available for a fee • Meeting space includes general session and breakout rooms based on group size, with audio visual equipment and highspeed wireless internet • 10,000 square feet of meeting space with 15 meeting rooms • Largest room accommodates up to 200 guests • Most rooms have high ceilings, natural light and fireplaces • On-site Lodge attendant available to assist with set-up

TOP: This 50-acre property includes a historic Main Lodge, meeting spaces, recreational facilities and of course our famous chalets; chalet accommodations feature two-level living with private bedrooms and baths and a living room with fireplace and deck.

BOTTOM: Rent a bicycle onsite and explore the local trails; our largest meeting space can accommodate up to 200 guests; an award-winning kitchen creates three meals a day, including a fourcourse served dinner; our spacious Zen Deck is ideal for staging events or simply taking in the view; dazzle friends and family with a magnificent mountain wedding.


As a renowned academic and research university, UCLA welcomes the world. Our hospitality teams are experts at helping the campus community create ideal environments to bring people together from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds to learn, collaborate and inspire. Hospitality First! is more than our motto. It is a warm and gracious approach to service at the heart of everything we do. Whether presenting a beautifully catered event, an inviting guestroom at the end of a long day, or a well-equipped meeting room with an inspiring view, our hospitality teams help clients connect to a place, to a purpose and to the people they want to reach, motivate or engage.

1 98 2 H&H assumes management of Conference Center at Lake Arrowhead

19 8 2 UCLA Guest House welcomes its first visitors

1 98 5 Lake Arrowhead hosts the inaugural Bruin Woods Family Resort

19 9 2 Sunset Village adds to UCLA’s suite of conference housing and meeting space

2 01 3 Carnesale Commons opens with housing, dining and modern meeting spaces

20 16 UCLA Luskin Conference Center opens its doors to a global audience

Warm hospitality awaits you at the UCLA Guest House... Guests at the UCLA GUEST HOUSE feel right at home thanks to cozy environs and a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Each stay is a pleasure, with luxurious beds and linens, attentive housekeeping, upscale bath amenities, complimentary wireless Internet throughout the hotel and convenient on-site shuttle services. A complimentary European-style breakfast greets you in the morning and all of UCLA is at your doorstep. • • • • • • •

61 spacious guest rooms Organic bath amenities Complimentary cable television Free robust Wi-Fi Complimentary continental breakfast in the lobby 24-Hour complimentary coffee and tea in the lobby Shuttle service to central campus, including Plateia, the Luskin Conference Center’s Mediterranean-inspired restaurant

TOP: A warmly-lit lobby welcomes guests to mingle and relax; elegant finishes and decor lend to the cozy California atmosphere.

BOTTOM: Round-the-clock Front Desk service; our location on campus is adjacent to the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden; a free European-style continental breakfast is served daily; settle in to our guest rooms, featuring comfortable beds and organic amenities; join colleagues and friends, or meet new ones, in the spacious lobby.


abounds There's a reason so many dedicated and talented hospitality professionals have anchored their careers here. UCLA Pride infuses everything we do, as each Hospitality team member strives to shine a light on the best of UCLA. UCLA is a world-class academic institution; a destination for entertainment, cultural exploration and athletic feats; and the site of the state-of-the-art Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Nearly one million people visit the historic campus every year for enriching events and entertainment, compelling competition and cutting-edge care. And with UCLA Hospitality, it's a place for you, too!

Meticulously-planned meetings & elevated events: UCLA Conferences & Catering makes it happen! UCLA offers exceptional spaces for meetings, conferences and special events in its three main venues — Carnesale, Covel and De Neve Commons — with space for groups of 10 to 650 people. Our experienced UCLA CONFERENCES & CATERING team serves as the exclusive caterer and event manager for each of these unique venues. We expertly handle all of the arrangements, including on-site audiovisual set-up and technical support. • • • • • • •

Accommodations are available during the summer months 24-Hour front desk services On-site parking options All-you-care-to-eat dining Campus recreational facilities Business center Select ADA-approved sleeping rooms

• Menus for every taste and budget, from elegant served dinners to energizing refreshments • Food and service arrangements, including linens, floral, decor, and audio-visual coordination as you require • On-campus catering delivery accessible through an intuitively-designed online order request form is delivered in 100% compostable packaging • On-campus modern, spacious event venues equipped to handle today’s latest technological requirements • Complimentary Wi-Fi and audio-visual tech support • Exclusive on-site catering provided by UCLA • Experienced event facilitators and conference managers • On-site parking options • Team building activities

TOP: Special event catering set-up at the Fowler Museum; a popular Mediterranean-inspired appetizer spread from UCLA Catering.

BOTTOM: Our experienced team is excited to guide you at every step of planning and execution; speaker luncheon set-up in the Palisades Room at Carnesale Commons; cheese and charcuterie from Catering; al fresco set-up in Wilson Plaza; seminar set-up in Covel Commons’ Grand Horizon Room.


connection Meetings are back, even if you aren’t back in the office. Annual training sessions can’t wait. And conferences and networking events can still enrich, even from afar. Unprecedented times call for cutting-edge solutions. We offer fully-embedded virtual packages that provide you with a seamless experience. Whether you are looking for support for departmental meetings, or planning a multiday sponsored convention for thousands, we have the tools to plan and execute your vision and capture real-time audience data beyond the event. Now more than ever, UCLA Hospitaliity is here for you.




U C L A C O N F E R E N C E S & C AT E R I N G CONFERENCES.UCLA.edu | (888) 825-5305


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