First and foremost, the well-being of our dancers is our number one concern. We are fortunate enough to have a 30-year relationship with the Hilton and its long term staff—they are our family. We are working together to remain proactive and create the safest, cleanest environment possible for those of you joining us. Our contingent plans are as follows:

  1. We may limit the number of spectators per session in efforts to make the ballroom less crowded.
  2. We may set up less tables and chairs in order to create more space in the ballroom.
  3. We will follow suggested recommendations for environmental cleaning & disinfection by the CDC.

We will take extreme precautions regarding the cleanliness of our ballroom—dedicated staff members will consistently disinfect and sanitize the room throughout the event, and, will spend time cleaning the ballroom after each session has ended.

We understand that you may decide you can’t join us. If you do not attend, we will give full credit to Emerald Ball 2021.

Until further notice, we will see you in April!


Wayne & Donna Eng
and the Emerald Ball Staff

UPDATE 3/12/20 – From the LAX Hilton:

The health and wellbeing of our guests, team members and all who visit our property remains our highest priority.

We are actively monitoring novel coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the WHO and CDC, and responding based on the best advice of medical professionals and public health authorities.

Hilton has established protocols for responding to viral outbreaks and similar incidents. Enhanced cleaning & other operational actions have been put into place such as:

  • Hand sanitizer stations are located in public areas as well as all back of the house locations.
  • Increased cleaning of all frequently touched areas in the hotel such as handrails, door handles, and elevators.
  • All common surface areas such as front desk and dining outlets are regularly cleaned with disinfecting cleaning products or wipes.
  • Addition of spraying Lysol in all guestrooms at the start of the guestroom cleaning process
  • All employees are wearing gloves when necessary and instructed to practice good hand washing.  Proper procedure reminders are in all back of house areas.
  • Employees who are sick are asked to stay home and not report to work.

Our hotels are open for business and are committed to ensuring the successful execution of your event.

What should group meeting guests and attendees do to protect themselves?

The CDC offers the following recommendations to prevent the spread of respiratory illness:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not

available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
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