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whyhotelsWhy Focus on the Hotel Industry

According the US Census Bureau, 20.2 % of Los Angeles total population lives below the federal poverty level.
Poverty jobs in LA’s hotels are exacerbating the problem of poverty throughout the city.
The following are the Top 5 reasons why LA should focus on passing an ordinance for $15 for hotel workers.  read more.

CD1

Neighborhoods: Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Highland Park, Mt. Washington, Solano Canyon, Elysian Park, Echo Park, Westlake, Angelino Heights, Temple Beaudry, Lafayette Park, Chinatown, Forgotten Edge, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Pico Union, Adams-Normandie, Mid-City, MacArthur Park

Hotel Workers: 948

Additional annual income to workers: $4,749,087

Annual share of local spending: $2,659,489

Additional Impacts: $1,947,126

No. of hotels with 100+ rooms: 3

CD2

Neighborhoods: North Hollywood, Studio City, Sun Valley, Valley Village, Van Nuys, Valley Glen

Hotel Workers: 999

Additional annual income to workers:   $5,004,807

Annual share of local spending:$2,802,692

Additional Impacts: $2,051,971

No. of hotels with 100+ rooms: 3

CD3

Neighborhoods: Canoga Park, Reseda, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Winnetka

Hotel Workers: 774

Additional annual income to workers: $3,879,639

Annual share of local spending: $2,172,598

Additional Impacts: $1,590,652

No. of hotels with 100+ rooms: 5

CD4

Neighborhoods: Atwater Village, Central Hollywood, Greater Griffith Park, Greater Toluca Lake, Greater Wilshire, Hollywood West Hills, Hollywood United, Los Feliz, Mid-City West, Mid-Town North Hollywood, Silver Lake, Studio City, Wilshire Center-Koreatown

Hotel Workers: 1499

Additional annual income to workers: $7,510,863

Annual share of local spending: $4,206,083

Additional Impacts: $3,079,454

No. of hotels with 100+ rooms: 4

CD5

Neighborhoods: Bel Air, Beverly Crest, Beverlywood, California Country Club, Carthay Circle, Century City, Cheviot Hills, Comstock Hills, Encino, Fairfax, Hollywood, Melrose, Oak Forest Canyon, Palms, Pico-Robertson, Roscomare, Sherman Oaks, Sherman Village, Studio City, Westwood, Valley Village, Westside Village

Hotel Workers: 802

Additional annual income to workers: $4,018,458

Annual share of local spending: $2,250,337

Additional Impacts: $1,647,568

No. of hotels with 100+ rooms: 13

CD6

Neighborhoods: Van Nuys, Lake Balboa, Panorama City, North Hills, Arleta, North Hollywood, Sun Valley, Pacoima

Hotel Workers: 1121

Additional annual income to workers: $5,618,535

Annual share of local spending: $3,146,380

Additional Impacts: $2,303,599

No. of hotels with 100+ rooms: 4

CD7

Neighborhoods: Pacoima, Lake View Terrace, Panorama City, Mission Hills, North Hills, Sylmar

Hotel Workers: 1061

Additional annual income to workers: $5,318,977

Annual share of local spending: $2,978,627

Additional Impacts: $2,180,781

No. of hotels with 100+ rooms: 3

CD8

Neighborhoods: Baldwin Hills, Chesterfield Square, Crenshaw, Leimert Park, Jefferson Park, West Adams, Hyde Park, Vermont Knolls,

Hotel Workers: 967

Additional annual income to workers: $4,844,069

Annual share of local spending: $2,712,678

Additional Impacts: $1,986,068

No. of hotels with 100+ rooms: 0

CD9

Neighborhoods: Exposition Park, Vermont Square, South LA

Hotel Workers: 835

Additional annual income to workers: $4,186,503

Annual share of local spending: $2,344,441

Additional Impacts: $1,716,466

No. of hotels with 100+ rooms: 3

CD10

Neighborhoods:       Palms, South Robertson, West Area Neighborhood, West Adams, Arlington Heights, Mid City, Mid City West, Olympic Park, Wilshire Center, Greater Wilshire

Hotel Workers:  784

Additional annual income to workers: $3,930,783

Annual share of local spending: $2,201,238

Additional Impacts:  $1,611,621

No. of hotels with 100+ rooms: 1

CD11

Neighborhoods: Brentwood, Mar Vista, Palms, Playa Vista, West Los Angeles, Del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Playa Del Rey, Venice, Westchester

Hotel Workers: 958

Additional annual income to workers:  $4,800,231

Annual share of local spending: $2,688,129

Additional Impacts: $1,968,095

No. of hotels with 100+ rooms: 20

CD12

Neighborhoods: Chatsworth, Grenada Hills, North Hills, Northridge, Porter Ranch, Reseda, Sherwood Forest, West Hills

Hotel Workers: 1053

Additional annual income to workers:  $5,275,139

Annual share of local spending: $2,954,078

Additional Impacts: $2,162,807

No. of hotels with 100+ rooms:3

CD13

Neighborhoods: Atwater Village, East Hollywood, Echo Park, Elysian Park, Glassell Park, Historic Filipinotown, Hollywood, Little Armenia, Silver Lake, Thai Town

Hotel Workers: 675

Additional annual income to workers: $3,382,811

Annual share of local spending: $1,894,374

Additional Impacts: $1,386,953

No. of hotels with 100+ rooms: 5

CD14

Neighborhoods:       Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, El Sereno, Downtown Los Angeles, Garvanza, Glassell Park, Hermon, Rose Hills, Highland Park

Hotel Workers: 1086

Additional income to workers:  $5,443,184

Annual share of local spending: $3,048,183

Additional Impacts: $2,231,705

No. of hotels with 100+ rooms: 16

CD15

Neighborhoods: Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, San Pedro, Watts, Wilmington

Hotel Workers: 1018

Additional annual income to workers: $5,099,789

Annual share of local spending: $2,855,882

Additional Impacts: $2,090,913

No. of hotels with 100+ rooms: 4

Marlene Diaz

Marlene Diaz has worked at the Four Points LAX Sheraton for 14 years. As a Room Attendant, Marlene makes beds, cleans bathrooms, and cleans and vacuums hotel rooms at one of LAX's busiest hotels. Though she is proud to do it, Marlene describes her demanding work as "extremely hard." "I am happy to provide this service to the tourists who come to Los Angeles," she says, "and I'm proud to work in our city's tourism industry." Read More

Diep Tran

Good Girl Owner
Diep Tran was born in Vietnam and immigrated to Cerritos when she was just six years old. Her grandparents, who emigrated from Vietnam in 1975, eventually opened Pho 79, one of Orange County's first Vietnamese restaurants. Her grandparents also sparked her passion for food and entrepreneurialism as well as instilling in her a strong sense of social justice. Diep mixed all of these ingredients for success together and created Good Girl Dinette, which is one of Los Angeles's more popular cafés.... Read More

Fact:

• Los Angeles hosted 41.4 million out-of-town guests in 2012 – an all-time high for the City.  The Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board’s goal is to attract 50 million annual visitors by the year 2020.

• Los Angeles is a popular international destination.  Last year, more than 6 million foreign residents came to LA from all over the world.  The top five visiting countries were Mexico, Canada, China, Australia, and the UK.  China led the way with nearly 460,000 visitors – a 36% increase over 2011.

Fact:

• Tourism brings significant dollars into LA's economy. In 2012, visitors spent $16.5 billion on lodging, dining, transportation, entertainment and shopping in the city of Los Angeles.

• Tourism dollars help support LA's city budget, with a portion of hotel fees going straight to LA's General Fund to help pay for the core services Angelenos rely on. Last year, $180 million made its way from hotels into city coffers via the Transient Occupancy Tax, or bed tax, charged for each night's stay at a LA hotel.

Fact:

• Tourism in Los Angeles supports about 324,000 jobs in various employment sectors in the city, including construction, manufacturing, retail trades, and transportation and warehousing just to name a few.

• The tourism industry added 10,000 jobs in 2012 in Los Angeles, generating more new jobs than any other industry in LA County.

Fact:

• 1 out of every 10 jobs in Los Angeles County is in the leisure and hospitality industry.

• Los Angeles is home to 96,500 hotel rooms in nearly 1,000 properties, making LA the 5th largest hotel market in the country.

Labor Dispute

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown
120 South Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: 213-629-1200

Labor Dispute

Los Angeles Airport Hilton and Towers
5711 W. Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: (310) 410-6199

Labor Dispute

Bel Air Hotel
701 Stone Cyn Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90077
Phone: 310-472-1211

Union Hotel Guide

Click here for a list of hotels where UNITE HERE members are employed. When you patronize these establishments, you are supporting these people and their families.

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Project: Universal City Evolution Plan

Number of Rooms: 500

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Project: King and Grove Hotel Number of Rooms: 348

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Project: Wilshire Gayley

Number of Rooms: 250

For other new development hotels click here

 

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