SAE 2015 Hybrid & Electric Vehicles Technologies Symposium

February 10-12, 2015

Los Angeles, California, USA

Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles

Hotel & Travel Information

Message to Attendees

SAE International has made every effort to secure the best possible nightly, group room rate for you at this event. That rate results from a negotiated overall package of event needs such as sleeping rooms, meeting room space, and other requirements. Contracts with the venues include obligations for SAE to meet or exceed its minimum sleeping room block guarantee. Please help SAE International avoid financial penalties by booking your hotel reservation requirements at the designated host hotel and through the reservation process created by SAE International. SAE International appreciates your support and understanding of this important matter.

ALERT - ROOM RESERVATIONS: SAE International and our housing partners do not solicit hotel room reservations via telephone, email or fax. SAE International has no affiliation thus cannot ensure the integrity of the reservations process, pricing, etc. for other companies. All attendees should coordinate their own hotel reservations directly through our listed reservation link on each event hotel and travel page. Thank you.

Headquarters Hotel

Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
506 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Event dates - February 10-12, 2015

Hotel Reservation Form

  • All attendees are responsible for their own lodging and travel arrangements.
  • A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at The Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles. SAE's group rate is $189 per room per night single or double occupancy, all inclusive, plus local, state and federal applicable taxes.
  • Complimentary WiFi Internet access is available in the sleeping room and meeting room.
  • Reservations must be made directly through the Orchid Event Solutions by Monday, January 19, 2015 by contacting Orchid Event Solutions at 801-505-4138 / 800-847-5810 or through our on-line connection: Hotel Reservation Form

Hotel Check In/Check Out

  • Check-in time is 3:00 p.m.
  • Check-out time is 12:00 noon

Hotel Parking

  • Valet parking per day for overnight guests - $42
  • Valet parking at hotel for day parking - $23
  • Self-Parking (day parking) at Pershing Square before 5PM weekdays - $10.00

Driving Directions

By Car
To reach our hotel from Los Angeles International Airport, exit beyond Terminal 7, stay in right lane to Sepulveda Blvd. to 105 Freeway East (Norwalk). Proceed to 110 North (Harbor Freeway). Exit 6th Street, 4 blocks to Olive Street, turn left. 1 block to 5th Street, turn left. 1 block to Grand Avenue, turn left and turn left (2nd driveway) into the hotel. Travel time twenty-five to thirty minutes.

Burbank's Bob Hope Airport (15 miles) is also just twenty to thirty minutes' travel time, located northeast of downtown.

Public Transportation
The Metro Red Line subway stop is just one block from the hotel, across from Pershing Square at Hill St. The Red Line connects to Union Station, where trains regularly depart for San Diego, Lancaster/Palmdale, Orange County and other destinations. The Flyaway Bus also departs from Union Station to LAX Airport. Other Red Line stops include North Hollywood, Universal Studios and throughout Hollywood. Nearby buses also connect all Los Angeles neighborhoods. Check Metro for schedules.

Dining at the Hotel

Bugis Street Brasserie Bugis Street Brasserie
Renowned for its authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese flavors, Bugis Street Brasserie makes its debut.

Smeraldi's Restaurant Smeraldi's Restaurant
Enjoy a variety of homemade Italian and Continental Dishes in the relaxing ambiance of Smeraldi's Restaurant.

Rendezvous Court Rendezvous Court
Enjoy traditional afternoon tea in the opulence of Rendezvous Court.

Gallery Bar and Cognac Room Gallery Bar and Cognac Room
Relax in the grandeur of the Gallery Bar or the comfort of the Cognac Room at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

Guest Services

  • Concierge
  • High-Speed Internet Access/Wi-Fi (fee)
  • In-Room Dining Available 6 to 10am daily (effective 31 March 2014)
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Services (fee)
  • Valet Parking ($42 overnight, including 24-hour in and out privileges)
  • Safe Deposit Boxes
  • In-Room Movies (fee)
  • Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Security
  • Non-Smoking Floors
  • ADA-Compliant Accommodations
  • Express Check-Out
  • Health Club & Fitness Center with Indoor Pool
  • Arka Designs Fine Jewelry
  • Bloomies Florist
  • Visage (Aveda Full Service Salon)
  • W.H. Smith Gift Shop/Newsstand
  • 24-Hour Business Center
  • ATM Machine in Lobby
  • Club Level Rooms with Exclusive Access to Club Lounge

Children's Services:
  • Babysitting (By Arrangement)
  • High Chairs
  • Children's Menus
  • Rollaways


Downtown Los Angeles


Vibrant downtown Los Angeles is home to several points of interest. You'll discover architectural gems such as the Broadway theaters, modern venues like the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and a wide variety of dining and shopping opportunities.

Of course, downtown Los Angeles is also a cultural mecca, boasting the highest concentration of museums in the city. There are so many to choose from it's unlikely you'll fit them all in, but the Museum of Contemporary Art and the California Science Center are most certainly worth a visit.

Staples Center is also located in the heart of downtown, home to professional sports teams representing the NBA, WNBA, AFL and NHL. This enormous site is also home to major concerts and performances, which have included Prince, Madonna and Rod Stewart in recent years.

To make the most of downtown Los Angeles, various tours are available which cover a variety of interests. Whether you're here for architecture, history, art or shopping, a tour will cover a range of fascinating destinations. One must-see site is the Millennium Biltmore itself, which has hosted no less than nine US presidents in its Presidential Suite.

Few hotels in downtown Los Angeles boast the history and heritage of the Millennium Biltmore, so sample these comfortable guest rooms when you choose to stay in southern California.

Jewelry District


The Jewelry District in downtown Los Angeles is home to a wide variety of jewelry vendors, and most certainly worth a visit while you stay in LA.

In fact, it's the largest jewelry district in the entire United States, with sales amounting to just under $3 billion every year. Vendors are located on Hill Street, Olive Street and a certain portion of Broadway, and offer everything from small trinkets to exclusive designer jewelry. Los Angeles' Jewelry District is also home a range of Latin juice bars and vintage theaters, so it's an ideal place for a day of serious shopping!

Few hotels in Los Angeles boast such close proximity to the Jewelry District, so sample the convenient comforts of the Millennium Biltmore when visiting.

Museum of Contemporary Art


The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles is actually composed of three separate museums, all of which are just minutes from the Millennium Biltmore.

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is located at 152 North Central Avenue in Little Tokyo, and the MOCA Pacific Design Center can be found at 8687 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood. MOCA's main branch is located on Grand Avenue, close to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

The museum's main branch is an attraction in itself, having won numerous design accolades for its contemporary red sandstone exterior. Of course, once you've marvelled at the ingenuity of Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, you'll want to explore the museum's range of wonderful exhibits. Displays consist of both American and European art, and include a range of influential pieces. You'll discover the work of Jean Michel Basquiat, Dan Flavin and Willem de Kooning, as well as Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Piet Mondrian. The permanent collection numbers over 5,000 items, and special exhibits are on view throughout the year.

MOCA is open from 11am and closes at varying times each day. It is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with free admission on Thursdays.

Few hotels in Los Angeles boast such close proximity to the museums, but the Millennium Biltmore Hotel is just minutes away from all branches.

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