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LOS ANGELES ATHLETIC CLUB COMPLETES PHASE TWO OF MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR RENOVATION

The Los Angeles Athletic Club (LAAC), the City’s first private club, announces the completion of phase two of its highly-anticipated $10 million-dollar renovation. The Club is set to appeal to a new wave of downtown denizens by merging its rich history with a contemporary new look. On May 15, LAAC unveiled their world-class women’s locker rooms.  LAAC is also debuting five new meeting rooms on the fourth floor by renowned interior designer Tracy Beckmann.

The project represents a major upgrade in the club’s 138-year history and focuses on the fourth, fifth and sixth floors of the 12-story building, which encompasses athletic, social, and meeting spaces, along with three floors of hotel rooms. By year’s end, the club will be ready to unveil the final round of renovations to the sixth floor, including a unisex spa area and treatment rooms with a multi-purpose salt room that offers yoga, meditation and halo therapy. There will also be a barber shop, nail salon and the historic poolside lounge and dining area re-imagined as the Plunge Cafe.

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THE LOS ANGELES ATHLETIC CLUB CELEBRATES VALENTINE’S DAY WITH “GETTING ALONG SWIMMINGLY”

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Valentine’s Day at The Los Angeles Athletic Club To Feature Accommodations, Aqualillies, Pool-side Dining & More

The historic Los Angeles Athletic Club has long been a social destination offering up classic Hollywood glamour in a private downtown club setting. This Valentine’s Day LAAC will be celebrating love with their Valentine’s Day experience “Getting Along Swimmingly” featuring accommodations at its award-winning hotel, a romantic poolside dinner for two and entertainment from famed synchronized swim crew, The Aqualillies. This Valentine’s Day, The Los Angeles Athletic Club’s unique package will surely “pool” on the heart strings of attending couples.

The “Getting Along Swimmingly” Package will be offered on February 14th for $425++ per couple and includes:

A one night stay in one of the club’s well-appointed 72 chicly designed hotel rooms along with a poolside four-course dinner at the club’s infamous indoor pool where

Ester Williams trained along with countless gold medal Olympians and nostalgic shows like Mad Men have filmed. Additionally, guests will be entertained during dinner by synchronized swimmers, The Aqualillies dubbed by Vogue as “Swimming Sensations”. The package also includes a breakfast for two at The Famous Players Lounge and in-room champagne and strawberries.

The Hotel at The Los Angeles Athletic Club (LAAC) proudly boasts 72 urban chic hotel rooms and 9 incomparable suites. From the minute a guest steps out from the elevator and begins the journey to their room, their eyes will be transfixed by the beautifully rich hallways and the nostalgic sepia tone prints of the famed Olympian members stretching back over 100 years. Combined with original artwork, grandfather clocks and warm lighting, it is immediately apparent that this is an entirely new urban hotel experience.

RSVP by emailing LAAC.EVENTS@LAAC.NET or call 213.630.5255.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
7:00 PM – 10 PM

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LAAC Water Polo

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The Los Angeles Athletic Club recently partnered with the Republica Water Polo team to rebrand the team into the LAAC Water Polo team. What began as a few friends with the desire to compete in the 2016 USA Water Polo National league eventually grew into them wanting to build the strongest and most competitive club in Southern California. Terry Schroeder, a 3-time Olympic athlete and former National Team Head Coach, will be coaching our LAAC sponsored team. Aside from finishing in sixth place in the Master’s National Championship the team will be helping the Club develop a six week boot camp available to members

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Rivals in the Ring

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The Los Angeles Athletic Club hosted its 6th Annual L.A. Collegiate Boxing Invitational (Rivals in the Ring) Friday, December 4, 2015. The main event featured UCLA versus USC in a cross-town showdown.

With the availability of fights on pay-per-view television, HBO Fight Nights and 20,000+ person spectacles at Las Vegas hotels, it’s easy to forget that “the sweet science” has long ties to academia and high society. The Los Angeles Athletic Club has not forgotten these boxing traditions. Our evening included great food, extravagant outfits, and tremendous matchups between seven different colleges. The black-tie optional event also included a whiskey/scotch tasting by the Ambassador of Glenmorangie and Ardbeg. This was a great option for those who enjoy the finer things in life, such as sipping a nice scotch.

The event featured ten different bouts sanctioned by the NCBA (National Collegiate Boxing Association). The feature event was a bout between the women of Troy and UCLA. In her 2nd year boxing at this event, Rachel Luba of UCLA, defeated Rocky Canon of USC, in a very close fight that had fans of both schools on their feet cheering. This match-up now has the cross-town rivalry tied at three wins each.

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Gentlemen’s Locker Room

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LAAC’s Gentlemen’s Locker Room and Lounge is one of the finest facilities in the country, featuring, a spa, steam room, two saunas and pro-style lockers.  Designers toured the top private clubs in the country as well as the facilities of professional sports teams during the planning phase of this space. The luxurious lounge area features a shoe-shine station manned by Marco Ramirez, who has provided this service to our members for the last 31 years. The second phase of the multi floor renovation will include the Ladies Locker Room and Lounge, scheduled to open summer of 2016.

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LAAC Cocktails

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LAAC is proud to introduce our Cocktail Menu.  Liquid Assets partners with the Club to create seasonal craft cocktails, unique to Invention Bar. Invention Bartenders receive special hands-on training so that they can  perfectly mix each drink for you.

Among the Fall 2015 seasonal offerings is the Duke’s 3.0 Martini, a variation on an old Club favorite.  Duke’s Martini is updated seasonally, but is always created with a base structure of spirit, bitters, and sherry.

A new addition to the lineup is the Uplifters Cup, named after the LAAC Uplifters, founded in 1913 and dedicated to the uplifting of artistic pursuits. The Uplifters Cup recipe centers around the premise of layering ingredients with a similar flavor to create a more complex taste.

 

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