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Los Angeles Hotels Now Offering ‘Endless Summer’ Deals and Discounts

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As part of Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board’s “Endless Summer” promotion, 34 area hotels, located across L.A.’s five distinct regions—Beach Cities, the Westside, The Valley, Hollywood and Downtown—are currently offerings deals and discounts of up to 35 percent off of normal rates.

Besides overall percentages off of room bookings, participating properties are including such perks as room upgrades, resort credits, shopping gift cards to Westfield Century City and museum tickets.

With over 300 days of sunshine every year, it may seem that it’s always summer in L.A., but, as it turns out, autumn is actually the locals’ favorite season, featuring some of the year’s best weather, incredible surf conditions and a full calendar of events across the city.

In addition to awesome hotel discounts, other reasons to visit L.A. this fall include:

It’s Bowl Season: It’s that time of year when live music events abound at the iconic Hollywood Bowl and Greek Theatre. Highly anticipated acts on their way this fall include the Live Concert Experience Game of Thrones Music by Ramin Djawadi (October 5), Van Morrison (October 6) and the Jonas Brothers (October 21).

Halloween in L.A. is Epic: Home of Hollywood—and therefore actors, theatrical make-up, stage and set design—Los Angeles is not to be outdone when it comes to Halloween festivities. Beginning in September, you’ll find over 100 Halloween-themed experiences on offer, including Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights, Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest and local favorites like the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride in Griffith Park, not to mention the various parades and productions that take place around town. The full, spooktacular line-up is available at discoverlosangeles.com/halloween.

Friendsgiving Celebration: Celebrate the 25th anniversary of ‘Friends’ at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood to create your own “The One with Friendsgiving” memories. The Friendsgiving exclusive fan event features a Friends-focused Studio Backlot Tour that highlights iconic locations where the show was shot, and concludes with a holiday-themed meal, complete with turkey, ham, and vegan and gluten-free options, held in the Studio’s Commissary Fine Dining room where the cast often dined during filming.

Five Major Sports: L.A. is famously home to the Dodgers, Lakers, Clippers, Sparks, Kings, Galaxy, Los Angeles Football Club, Rams and Chargers, as well as iconic venues like Dodger Stadium and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. This fall’s schedules will provide opportunities for visitors to take in three or more sporting events within a single week or weekend.

Then, There’s the Weather: After some scorching-hot days during the summer, fall weather initiates the prime time in L.A. to head outdoors and enjoy the open-air, Southern California activities you hear so much about: adventures like hiking or biking through the city, or its surrounding hillsides and mountains; surfing; rock climbing; or hitting the beach for some volleyball, Frisbee, or just soaking up the sun along the city’s 75 miles of coastline. Virtually any outdoor activity you can dream up is available somewhere in or around Los Angeles.

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Las Vegas Sands Donating Two Million Pieces of Personal Protective Equipment

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WHY IT RATES: With the Palazzo and Venetian shuttered in Las Vegas, parent company Las Vegas Sands continues to pay some 10,000 furloughed Team Members and provide full health-care benefits, and has just announced a fresh donation of two millions pieces of personal protective equipment to support the work of those battling coronavirus on the ground in New York and Nevada. — Laurie Baratti, TravelPulse Associate Writer


Las Vegas Sands today announced it will donate two million medical masks and 20,000 protective suits to help health-care professionals, first responders and nonprofit organizations in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Medical mask donations will be distributed in the company’s corporate headquarters of Nevada as well as New York, which has become the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States. Each state will receive one million masks. The 20,000 protective suits will be donated to hospitals and first responders in Nevada.

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“Hopefully our donations will help protect people on the front lines so they can continue their invaluable work, and we can start to see the numbers of people affected begin to diminish,” Sands Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sheldon G. Adelson said. “Our properties in Las Vegas may be empty right now, but our hearts are full of hope for the future. The determination and courage I have seen in our Team Members, which I know is the same throughout this country, gives me every confidence we will get through this unprecedented crisis.”

This contribution marks the second round of personal protective equipment donations Sands has made. The company previously provided 100,000 masks to the Las Vegas health-care community and 5,000 masks to the Las Vegas Metro Police Department. It also donated 1,900 coronavirus test kits to the state of Nevada.

Mr. Adelson said the one million masks being sent to New York will help health-care professionals and first responders in the state currently with the most cases of coronavirus.

“People are looking to New York as a bellwether for what comes next, both in terms of the pandemic’s impact and for how quickly the region, particularly New York City, is able to recover from the aftermath of the virus,” he said. “It’s important we steer resources to the places where the need is the greatest and most urgent.”

In addition to the protective gear donations, Sands is fulfilling its pledge to give $250,000 to several important local organizations during this time of need. The company is making contributions to ‘Three Square’, Southern Nevada’s largest hunger-relief organization; ‘Communities In Schools’, which is helping provide meals to students who would otherwise be participating in their school’s free and subsidized meal programs; and ‘Share Village Las Vegas’, a veterans assistance organization that also runs a community food pantry.

Sands also has donated 60 pallets of food and more than 55,000 bottles of water to local organizations. In addition, the company is currently paying each of its nearly 10,000 Las Vegas Team Members, along with providing full health-care benefits, while its properties remain closed.

For more information, visit sands.com.


SOURCE: Las Vegas Sands Corp. press release.

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