Hotel & Travel
The Airtel Plaza Hotel
A Unique Destination awaits you and KAX at The Airtel Plaza!
History, Aviation, and Hollywood will surround you and come to life!
Watch the planes land and depart the Van Nuys Airport runways while having breakfast. The Airport, is the go-to arrival and departure point for a host of Hollywood celebrities, musicians and movie stars flying under the radar. Feel the history of Amelia Earhart setting a speed record right in front of you.
Feel the thrill of the the Greatest Romance movie ever made, Casablanca, and it's closing scenes were shot over by the Tower. (The original hangar seen in the movie sits disassembled today off to the far end of the parking lot of the Airtel, awaiting it's reconstruction.) Feel the wonder of a young student filmmaker named George Lucas racing around the area filming THX 1138 4EB. And this is the coolest, The Death Star, The Millennium Falcon, and the X Wing Fighter were born about two blocks from the hotel in a nondescript warehouse that would house an upstart company called Industrial Light and Magic!
And yes keep your eyes peeled, and your cool, as you may spot celebrity clientele, who appreciate the opportunity to travel incognito, ducking the paparazzi they often encounter at busy LAX. The Airtel Plaza Hotel pays tribute to its historic location in details large and small. A Pan Am plane from the Kirk Russell movie Executive Decision hangs overhead in the lobby to the delight of aviation enthusiasts, while ballrooms and meeting rooms pay tribute to the planes and pilots from another era.
You'll find two excellent restaurants The Clipper Cafe, and Landings Restaurant serving great food, with importantly, great prices. In the evenings the popular Clipper Lounge is where KAXians and locals gather to sip cocktails in a carbon copy of the famed Long Bar in Singapore's Raffles Hotel.
At the Airtel you'll enjoy Complimentary Full Breakfast Bufffet (up to 4 vouchers per room), Complimentary In Room Wireless, and Complimentary Hotel Shuttle to the Flyaway Shuttle Terminal to LAX.
Traditional Two Queens or King Rooms are Available, ask for The Best Rate.
Please tell them you are with the KAX Conference (The KIDabra Midyear)
(Premium rooms and suites are available at a higher rate.)
For the Personal Touch Call 800-224-7835 and ask for Nat or firstname.lastname@example.org
All reservations must be accompanied by major credit card to hold the room. If you'd like to extend dates before or after the Conference dates, for LA area sightseeing, at the Conference rate just ask.
(Every Room night counts towards making KAX possible. Please be aware that reserving through the site booking.com or other travel sites are higher and do not count with our group. Thanks!)
Flying: Burbank Airport (20 minutes away and Great Old Hollywood Feel)
See Shuttle Info Below)
LAX (See Shuttle Info Below.)
The Train station is 3 miles east at 7724 Van Nuys Blvd.
Set your GPS for: 7277 Valjean Ave Van Nuys, CA 91406 USA
The Hotel and Conference center are located one mile from the 405.
Parking at The Airtel Plaza is a Special KAX Daily Rate of only $4.50