This is a nice place to hold a banquet at. The meeting room in which I've attended a formal banquet (in the Penthouse room) was very beautiful. One entire wall of the room was made of windows that have good views of the city. They also have an adjacent bar/lounge area that is really cute and looks out over LAX and the city, which is very pretty at night. The only thing that was kinda awkward about our meeting room was that it was MUCH longer than it was wide, but this could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your needs.