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Stouffer Hotel to Make L. A. Debut : Chain's First in California Located in Airport Area

August 10, 1986

Stouffer Hotels' first California property is scheduled to open Monday at 5400 W. Century Blvd., near Los Angeles International Airport.

Known as the Stouffer Concourse Hotel, the $83-million, 750-room project is the 24th hotel in the Stouffer chain.

It is also the company's first in the West, although others are planned. A 550-room hotel in Indian Wells and a 500-room resort in Tucson are expected to be completed in late 1988.

The Los Angeles hotel is a joint development of Stouffer Hotel Co. of Solon, Ohio, and Watt High-Rise Inc. of Santa Monica.

Designed by Gin Wong Associates of Los Angeles, the 12-story hotel has a 30-foot-high porte cochere, topped by a series of landscaped, skylighted terraces. The top five stories are terraced to provide private patios, each with a spa, for the two suites at the end of each wing.

All guest rooms are equipped with refrigerators, mini-bars, bedside and desk-top telephones, built-in hair dryers, remote-control television and radio/TV speakers in the bathroom. Airline flight information is available in each room on a closed-circuit TV channel.

The hotel also has a 13,500-square-foot ballroom that can accommodate 1,500 people, a 4,200-square-foot ballroom that can accommodate 470 people, a 2,700-square-foot theater with permanent seating for 204, dining facilities, an outdoor swimming pool, spa and fitness center and a garage for 1,100 cars.

Turner Construction Co. was the general contractor, and Barry Design Associates completed the interiors. Both are based in Los Angeles.

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