Hollywood 2023 – new hotels, dining, and events, centennials, and a celebration of Canadian talent
Los Angeles, the City of Angels, is constantly growing and 2023 is looking to be one of the city’s best years yet. With a multitude of new attractions, restaurants, hotels and celebrations, there is no shortage of new experiences to try in Los Angeles this year!
To help you start planning your next Los Angeles adventure, The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board has put together a list of everything new in Los Angeles this winter as well as what travellers can expect from the city in 2023. Key highlights include:
2023 is the year to celebrate! This year, Los Angeles is commemorating the 100th anniversaries of four Los Angeles Staples – The Hollywood Sign, The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Warner Bros. Studios and the Millennium Biltmore. Celebrate all year long by visiting one of these spectacular attractions!
Stay in downtown LA with style! The Moxy Downtown Los Angeles and AC Hotel Downtown Los Angeles are two new editions to LA’s abundance of hotels. The dual-hotel offers a total of 727 guest rooms and an unprecedented 13 dining and entertainment options – perfect for travellers looking for something new!
Known for its expansive dining scene, Los Angeles offers cuisine from all over the world and its offerings continue to expand with the recent opening of 13 new restaurants. From the luxurious Japanese restaurant Kaviar in the Arts District to the vibrant Argentinian restaurant Negroni in Mid-City, everyone’s palette will be satisfied in Los Angeles. Feeling fancy? Check out any of L.A.’s recently-awarded Michelin Star restaurants.
Los Angeles is home to more museums than any other city in the United States. With 13 new exhibits open this season, Los Angeles continues to thrive as an arts & culture capital. Explore the Rolling Stones tour across the United States and Canada at the Grammy Museum, learn about the behind-the-scenes moviemaking process behind the cinematic masterpiece, The Godfather, at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, or enjoy one of the four new exhibits present at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Whether you’re looking to celebrate some of Los Angeles’ attractions or sample some of the city’s newest restaurants, there’s something new for everyone.
MADE Better Campaign – Celebrating Canadian Talent In Hollywood
As well, a series of Hollywood billboards that use cheeky messages to celebrate Canadian filmmakers have been spotted near L.A.’s Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, in the heart of Tinseltown. The billboards are part of the MADE Better campaign, to highlight the abundance of Canadian talent in the entertainment industry.
Playing off Canadians’ reputation for being well-mannered, one of the billboards shares the message that Canadians are “Politely Kicking Ass. (Sorry.)”, while the other celebrates some of Canada’s buzziest directors via the message “Need Direction? Look North” with a visual of four directors’ chairs emblazoned with the names Villeneuve, Polley, Cameron, and Shi.
While the directors named on the billboard are among the most recognizable Canadians in entertainment, the country’s talent pool is deep both in front of and behind the camera, producing world-class content for TV, film, web, and video games. The MADE Better trailer highlights how Canadian artists lead the way in many areas, including in critically acclaimed films and series like Simu Liu in Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Bilal Baig’s Sort Of, Pour toi Flora’s tale of Algonquin siblings, comedy (Letterkenny, Schitt’s Creek, Maria, Les Boys) and video-game design (Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla).
Social media posts about the billboards also shared the hashtags #MADEBETTER and its French counterpart #CELEBRONSNOUS. Check out the MADE | NOUS website in English, and French to see the MADE Better campaign spots and enjoy a curated collection of some of the shows and movies featured in the videos.
About the Author
Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist based in Toronto with a focus on tourism, lifestyle, entertainment and community issues. He has written several travel articles and has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He’s willing to take on any assignments of interest, attend parties with free booze, listen to rants, and travel the world in search of the great unknown. He’s eager to discover the new, remember the past, and look into the future.