Reserve Your Hotel Room Now!

Official Hotel:


Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, 404 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071


Make Your Reservation Now:  Space is Limited and Group Rates Expire 28 Sept!



This sleek hotel in a high-rise building is a 14-minute walk from Walt Disney Concert Hall and a mile from the Los Angeles Convention Center.


Warm rooms come with mini-fridges and coffeemakers, plus flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi (surcharge). Most feature floor-to-ceiling windows with city views. Suites add sitting areas and pull-out sofas; 1 includes fitness equipment. In-room spa treatments are offered (fee).

There are 2 restaurants, as well as a cafe and a chic revolving cocktail lounge on the 34th floor. Other amenities include an outdoor rooftop pool, a gym with an indoor track, and a spa, plus 110,000 sq ft of conference space.


Not to mention, all SMPTE 2018 conference sessions, events, and activities are taking place right in the hotel!


You don't want to stay anywhere else!

SMPTE is in no way affiliated with "Expo Housing Services" and has not authorized them or any other company to book hotels for conference attendees. If you are contacted by a company claiming that there has been a "recent discount on conference housing" and asks if you've taken advantage of it, please do not interact with them.

Directions and Parking

Directions and transportation information can be found on the hotel website.


The Westin Bonaventure offers valet parking for $49 a day - parking is only for vehicles up to 6 feet tall.

For oversized vehicles, contact the hotel.


Alternative parking options near the hotel include the following:


World Trade Center - 2-minute walk

1186 Spaces

335 S Flower St

Los Angeles, CA 90071

+1 213 284 7600


City National Plaza - 2-minute walk

237 Spaces

400 S Flower St

Los Angeles, CA 90071

+1 213 488 9196


Stock Exchange - 9 min walk

1572 Spaces

233 S Beaudry Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90012

+1 213 250 1044

About SMPTE®

For more than a century, the people of SMPTE (pronounced “simp-tee”) have sorted out the details of many significant advances in media and entertainment technology, from the introduction of “talkies” and color television to HD and UHD (4K, 8K) TV. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has received an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards for its work in advancing moving-imagery engineering across the industry. SMPTE has developed thousands of standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines, more than 800 of which are currently in force today. SMPTE Time Code™ and the ubiquitous SMPTE Color Bars™ are just two examples of SMPTE’s notable work. As it enters its second century, SMPTE is shaping the next generation of standards and providing education for the industry to ensure interoperability as the industry evolves further into IT- and IP-based workflows.


SMPTE’s global membership today includes more than 7,000 members: motion-imaging executives, creatives, technologists, researchers, and students who volunteer their time and expertise to SMPTE’s standards development and educational initiatives. A partnership with the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) connects SMPTE and its membership with the businesses and individuals who support the creation and finishing of media content. Information on joining SMPTE is available at www.smpte.org/join.


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SMPTE 2018 is the world’s premier forum for the exploration of media and entertainment technology. Find out more about SMPTE at www.smpte.org


SMPTE 2018 includes three days of technical sessions, high-tech exhibition hall, special events including the Annual Awards Gala,plus a pre-conference Symposium, bringing you unparalleled opportunities for professional development, relationship building, and “mind sharing.” Presenters and attendees include world-renowned technology thought-leaders.