by Sarah J.F. Braley | December 15, 2015

Construction is under way on the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, just 10 miles from Los Angeles International Airport. The 254-room property, currently set to open on Aug. 1, 2016, will feature 25,000 square feet of meeting space.

One design element - floor-to-ceiling windows in nearly every meeting room - will bring in the California sun. A multipurpose conference hall will seat up to 750 attendees classroom-style and up to 500 for dinner. There will be 25 breakout rooms, a tiered classroom that seats 80, and an event terrace with views of the campus and athletic fields. 

As UCLA focuses on research and technology, the Luskin Conference Center will offer state-of-the-art A/V, Internet service and teleconferencing, all supported by a dedicated technical staff. All guest rooms will feature complimentary Wi-Fi, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and docking stations for multiple devices. The flavors of the Mediterranean via local ingredients will be the dining theme at Plateia, the facility's restaurant and lounge. 

The Luskin Conference Center will be available for educational, research and philanthropic purposes; organizations eligible to use it include alumni, visiting academics, vendors and consultants, and companies engaged in philanthropic or educational initiatives. For-profit organizations can use the property within these parameters.