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Get To Know-Marina Del Rey

The City of Los Angeles consists of many distinct regions, full of vibrant neighborhoods each with its own varying cuisine, culture, attractions, hotels and activities.  Of course Los Angeles is most famous for our year-round warm weather and stunning beaches. Located in the heart of our beautiful coastline, Marina del Rey is quickly becoming one of the premier meetings destinations in Southern California.

Only four miles from LAX Airport, the Marina offers 1,100 hotel rooms and over 100,000 square feet of waterfront meeting space. Its scenic views of the downtown Los Angeles skyline in one direction and the beautiful harbor and Pacific Ocean in the other make the Marina the perfect backdrop for your business function or other group event. 

Traditional meeting space takes a back seat to creative waterfront options, like outdoor reception lawns with 360-degree harbor views or rooftop ballrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the coast. If you’re looking for luxury, nothing beats a yacht that can host opening receptions, client parties, or seminars at sea to let your guests to truly experience the Marina. From large-scale hotels--like the Marina del Rey Marriott and the Ritz-Carlton--to smaller hotels like the Jamaica Bay Inn and the Foghorn Harbor Inn, there are plenty of options for your meeting’s home base.

Marina del Rey is also home to a variety of different cuisines. From May to September, the community transforms its expansive beach into a neighborhood food truck party with live music and local fare. While this event is a great, casual way to experience the local community in Marina del Rey, there are also private dining options and restaurants such as Tony P's on the casual side, the more upscale Café del Rey and more, with something delicious for everyone!

The best part about hosting an event in Marina del Rey is that there is plenty for attendees to do pre- and post-conference: parasailing, group kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, a dining or cocktail harbor cruise, beachside biking, water yoga, or even a sailing regatta. Each of these activities can foster team-building and will certainly make a splash at your event. But even if guests want to get out of town, the Marina is just a short drive to L.A.’s most popular tourist attractions, like the world-famous Venice Beach and Santa Monica, museums like the Getty, and historic concert venues like the Forum.

Meeting planners can save up to $2,000 by booking a program or event in the Marina. For groups with more than 25 rooms, the Marina del Rey Convention and Visitors Bureau offers a special incentive. For details, go to