Sam First

“Flying out of LAX and have an extra hour or two? This place is so cool and chill, and right at the edge of the airport.  Great happy hour, great bartenders, and a smooth vibe.  Also close to the airport hotels, so leave that boring hotel bar and check out Sam First! Cheers!”
-- Jeff G.

Lance Lipscomb Set to Retire, Sell Travelodge

ICONIC LAX TRAVELODGE HOTEL WILL SHUT ITS DOORS ON APRIL 30, GIVE WAY TO THE LAX MODERINZATION PROGRAM 

Lance Lipscomb, General Manager and Owner of the LAX Travelodge Hotel, has sold the hotel and grounds to LAX and will retire from the business. The hotel officially closes on April 30, and the site will be used as part of the LAX modernization program and the Automated People Mover.

Gateway LA Will Take on Project to Pressure Wash Area Sidewalks

ENTIRE PROJECT WILL TAKE APPROXIMATELY FOUR TO FIVE WEEKS TO COMPLETE

Gateway LA’s 2018 project to pressure wash all sidewalks in the PBID area’s public sidewalks has begun.

Sidewalks around 5200 W. Century Boulevard have already been pressure washed, and Gateway’s contractor, Clean Street, will continue pressure washing the sidewalks in the early morning hours.

APM Contract Awarded

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners has authorized the award of a $42 million contract to design, build, finance, operate and manage its new Automated People Mover (APM). The 30-year contract was awarded to the LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) team, a collaboration of Fluor, Balfour Beatty, Hochtief, ACS, Flatiron, Dragados USA, and Bombardier. The APM is the cornerstone project of LAMP – LAWA’S efforts to modernize and improve landside access. 

Gateway Members Donate Toys

GATEWAY HELPS SUPPORT LAPD’S WINTER WONDERLAND TOY DRIVE

Throughout this holiday season, members of the Los Angeles Police Department will be handing out toys to more than 3,000 deserving children. Gateway LA and its members are proud to support our local police officers in this effort, donating hundreds of toys as part of the LAPD Winter Wonderland event on December 9.

BOB HOPE USO BREAKS GROUND AT ITS NEW HOME AT LAX’S HISTORIC THEME BUILDING

LOS ANGELES (December 6, 2017) – Southern California’s Bob Hope USO, an independent nonprofit that serves over 200,000 military members and their families; Los Angeles World Airports and more than 100 members of the military, donors, volunteers and supporters celebrated the groundbreaking of their new location at the historic and iconic Theme Building at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) today. 

With renovations and new restaurants, LAX hotels are taking off

The $14 billion in improvements at LAX have stolen the show, but the airport is not the only place that’s getting a face-lift.

Check out the nearby hotels on Century Boulevard for a happy surprise for out-of-town guests or for you if you have an early flight.

There are new hotels and several others undergoing major renovations, adding eye-catching designs inside and out, opening fun restaurants and becoming chic, happening places.

Office Building Near LAX to be Converted to Hyatt Hotels

A 13-story office tower near Los Angeles International Airport will be converted into a 129-room Hyatt House and a 272-room Hyatt Place Hotel, according to an announcement from investment banking firm George Smith Partners.

George Smith Partners, based in Century City, arranged $50 million in construction financing for the conversion project on behalf of the owner, 5959 LLC. The conversion of the 258,000-square-foot building, at 5959 Century Blvd., into a dual-branded hotel is planned for some time in 2019.