Friday, March 2nd, 2012 Conference at the Biltmore in Downtown LA

We are very excited to announce that our 2012 annual conference will be held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Within walking distance of the best in LA restaurants and nightlife, the Biltmore offers easy access via freeway, three major airports, and metro… and it’s a short drive from Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and the beach cities.

The CFI group room rate will be $169 for single/double.

Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
506 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2607

Tel (213) 624 1011
Fax (213) 612 1545

More from the Biltmore website…

Voted BEST HOTEL by readers of the Los Angeles Downtown News for 2011!

The premier choice for celebrities, presidents and dignitaries for over 85 years, the Millennium Biltmore Hotel offers historic grandeur and modern luxury in the heart of exciting downtown Los Angeles. Located in the vibrant cultural and financial districts, our downtown Los Angeles hotel is steps away from major attractions, including:

L.A. Live
Staples Center
NOKIA Theater
Music Center
Ahmanson Theatre
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Dodger Stadium
Museum of Contemporary Art

Location & Accommodations

Experience distinctive service and classic European style in one of our 683 hotel guest rooms and suites, with amenities such as a Roman-style indoor swimming pool and health club. Our Executive and Club Level floors feature premium services for today’s discerning traveler. Located a short ride away from Los Angeles International, Burbank and Long Beach airports, the Biltmore is an ideal location for social events, weddings and meetings. And at just one block from the quick Metro Red Line subway, the hotel is within easy traveling distance to exciting venues like Universal Studios and Hollywood’s Pantages and Kodak Theaters.

Incredible Spaces

A perfect model of stylish 1920s elegance, the Biltmore’s unparalleled architecture and historic décor provide an exquisite backdrop for Los Angeles meetings, conferences and unforgettable social events. Interiors feature hand painted and vaulted ceilings, polished wood-paneled walls, magnificent chandeliers and carved friezes, while ballrooms boast unique details such as balconies, columned archways and rich brocade drapery.

Award-Winning History

The legendary Oscar award was first conceived inside the Biltmore’s Crystal Ballroom during the 1927 founding banquet of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. The Los Angeles hotel has been steadily churning out awards ever since by delivering top-notch service and quality to our customers. Recent awards include three consecutive Gold Key Awards from Meetings & Conventions Magazine (2007-2009) and a 2008 Platinum Choice Award from Smart Meetings Magazine.

Impeccable Location

Centrally located in downtown Los Angeles’ vibrant cultural and financial district, the Biltmore is less than 1 mile from the Los Angeles Convention Center, Staples Center and exciting L.A. Live and within walking distance of major attractions, restaurants, nightlife and public transportation.


Staples Center (1.5 miles) – located adjacent to LA Live, the arena is host to the Los Angeles Kings hockey team, as well as LA Clippers and Lakers basketball and is located five minutes from the hotel. Call 213.624.3100 for event information.
Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Music Center and theaters (0.4 miles): encompassing the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, these venues present live music and theater performances, including nationally-touring theater productions and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and is located less than one-half mile from the hotel, within walking distance
MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art (0.45 miles) – features one of the country’s most prolific permanent collections of art created after 1940, and presents ongoing exhibitions. Collection pieces include works by Jackson Pollack, Claes Oldenburg, Mark Rothko, Dan Flavin, Piet Mondrian, Willem de Kooning and Robert Rauschenberg. MOCA is located les than one-half mile from the hotel, within walking distance.
L.A. Live (1.5 miles) – this sports and entertainment complex features popular dining venues, movie theaters, Lucky Strike Bowling Lanes, the interactive Grammy Museum, ESPN Zone, Regal Cinemas movie theater, the Conga Room and the Nokia Theater. Located next to Staples Center in downtown.
Dodger Stadium (1.3 miles) – the home of the Los Angeles Dodgers MLB baseball team, the Dodger Stadium is just a 10-minute drive from the hotel


The Metro Red Line subway stop is just one block from the hotel, across from Pershing Square at Hill St. The Red Line connects to Union Station, where trains regularly depart for San Diego, Lancaster/Palmdale, Orange County and other destinations. The Flyaway Bus also departs from Union Station to LAX Airport. Other Red Line stops include North Hollywood, Universal Studios and throughout Hollywood. Nearby buses also connect all Los Angeles neighborhoods. Check Metro for schedules.

Directions from Airports

From Los Angeles International Airport (12 miles), exit beyond Terminal 7, stay in right lane to Sepulveda Blvd. to 105 Freeway East (Norwalk). Proceed to 110 North (Harbor Freeway). Exit 6th Street, 4 blocks to Olive Street, turn left. 1 block to 5th Street, turn left. 1 block to Grand Avenue, turn left and turn left (2nd driveway) into the hotel. Travel time twenty-five to thirty minutes.

Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport (15 miles) is also just twenty to thirty minutes’ travel time, located northeast of downtown.

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