The West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored six businesses last night at its 31th annual Creative City Awards event.
Nominees for the awards, all of whom are Chamber members, were chosen for innovation in their approach to business and/or creative merit in their products and services.
Lou Adler – Lifetime Achievement Award. Adler altered rock music culture in 1967 with the Monterey International Pop Festival, the first rock festival. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006 and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. Adler produced the music and guided the careers of Jan and Dean, Johnny Rivers, the Mamas and Papas, Spirit and Carole King, as well as the comedy of Cheech and Chong. As a multi Grammy winner, he has produced 18 gold- and platinum-award albums, and he has co-written three Top 10 songs: “Honolulu Lulu,” “Poor Side of Town,” and “(What a) Wonderful World.” He also has produced for both the stage and motion pictures.
Gracias Madre – Creative Concept Award. Gracias Madre serves organic, farm-fresh, locally sourced organic Mexican food.
Lift West Hollywood – Corporate Innovation Award. One of several independent gyms in West Hollywood, Lift offers private training sessions and day passes.
Oliver’s Prime Steakhouse – John Chase Art & Design Award. Oliver’s Prime is part of a renovation at the Grafton that includes a new lobby and restaurant and barDesigned by Forichielli Glynn and inspired by old Hollywood, Oliver’s has 62 interior seats and an additional 12 on the outdoor patio.
Visit West Hollywood – Creative Communications Award. Visit West Hollywood, the city’s visitor and tourism organization, has a strong social media presence, a film marketing program and the city tourism industry’s first dedicated LGBT website.
Sunset Marquis Hotel & Villas – Creative Attraction Award. Sunset Marquis for more than 50 years has hosted film and television celebrities and serves the LGBT market as well as travelers from Australia and China.
Los Angeles LGBT Center – Community Service Award. The Center’s more than 450 employees and 3,000 volunteers provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world in areas such as health, social services and housing, culture and education and leadership and advocacy.