The Planning Commission rejected an application Monday from a company that wants to make changes in an already-approved hotel project at 1700 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica Hotel Associates purchased the 2.7-acre site from Ocean Village Associates, which had received approval from the commission for a 299-room hotel in 1983.
Santa Monica Hotel Associates wants to expand the project to a 349-room hotel, increase the height from four to five stories and add more space for a restaurant, meeting rooms and parking.
However, the company did not receive the necessary four votes. The commission voted 3 to 1 in favor of the changes, with one abstention.