Bona Vista Lounge
The famous Westin Bonaventure Hotel has been around since 1976, and if you have never visited it, chances are you have seen it featured in many movies and television series over the years including: Strange Days, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Blue Thunder, This is Spinal Tap, In the Line of Fire, Nick of Time, True Lies, Midnight Madness, Showtime, Hard to Kill, Chuck, and was destroyed (via special effects) in Escape from LA and Epicenter.
On the 34th floor of the Bonaventure Hotel is the Bona Vista Lounge and should be on your list of Los Angeles things to do. This revolving cocktail lounge, boasts soaring views of downtown LA. It’s the perfect location for a romantic date or high-powered business meeting, or a fun place to hang out before or after an LA sporting event. As an aside, the glass elevator ride up is fun in and of itself. Perhaps you remember the elevator scene with Clint Eastwood and John Malkovich in the 1993 Thriller “In the Line of Fire.” It is also hard to forget our very own Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger riding a horse into a Bonaventure elevator in 1994’s “True Lies.” Ahh the memories.