Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Recently the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in the heart of Los Angeles chose PSAV Presentation Services as their event technology partner. Based on its reputation for having the best people and event technologies in the business, PSAV® Presentation Services was selected as the onsite provider. Today the world’s leading supplier of audiovisual services and event technologies to hotels, associations, producers and meeting planners worldwide is equipping L.A.’s largest convention hotel with audiovisual, rigging, power distribution, video conferencing, webcasting, content management, mobile apps and more.
Since 1998, PSAV has served as the preferred event technology partner for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: HOT), owner of the Westin Hotels & Resorts brand. The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites is the third property in greater Los Angeles that entrusts its onsite event technology operation to PSAV, and is the anchor of the company’s downtown presence.
“We chose PSAV because of its customer-service reputation and because it is a progressive international organization,” said Michael Czarcinski, The Westin Bonaventure managing director. “It was interesting that PSAV and Swank Audio Visuals recently merged because they were the two finalists in our search. Now we have the best technologies available, backed by professional technicians known for producing memorable events.
“Because we are the largest convention hotel in the City of Los Angeles, needing to partner with the best AV company available is paramount,” Czarcinski said. “We made the right choice in PSAV. Working together now for two months, PSAV is proactively and aggressively selling current and future business. Our teams clicked from the onset, and our customers are benefitting from the dynamic. Today we are better equipped to accommodate the largest groups possible and take care of them the way they deserve to be taken care of.”
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites features 110,000 square feet of meeting space, including 35 versatile event rooms, a 45,000 square foot Plaza Pool Deck and the largest hotel ballroom in Los Angeles. Frequently featured in movies and TV, the iconic L.A. symbol is found in the financial district, and is within walking distance of the Los Angeles Convention Center plus entertainment venues such as the Staples Center, Nokia Theatre, L.A. Live and more.
“It is the goal of The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites for its guests to leave their hotels feeling better than when they arrived, and at PSAV, we get that,” said Robert Grote, PSAV regional vice president of operations. “It is our goal for meeting planners and attendees to leave each and every function ‘wowed’ by their experiences, remembering not only what they learned, but where they were so creatively engaged. We are laser-focused on developing one-of-a-kind experiences with eye-catching sets, spectacular sound, and a variety of lighting and screen options that will keep The Westin Bonaventure on the map — not just as the largest convention hotel in L.A., but as the place where people come together to create, collaborate and communicate using an unparalleled range of event technologies.
“It is a true thrill to be in partnership with The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, and we continue to value our relationship with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide,” Grote said.