October 28, 1999 |
The former Miramar Sheraton Hotel in Santa Monica will now be managed as part of the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts chain. The hotel will be known as the Fairmont Miramar Hotel Santa Monica. The change comes a few weeks after Maritz, Wolff & Co., a Los Angeles-based investment firm, purchased the 302-room property at Wilshire Boulevard and Ocean Avenue for about $90.6 million from an affiliate of Japan's Fujita Corp.
May 27, 1999 |
San Francisco's landmark Fairmont Hotel is in the middle of $72 million worth of major surgery designed to update the posh inn while keeping it true to its 1907 architectural roots. "This restoration is a significant chapter in the hotel's evolution," said Edward E. Mace, president and CEO of Fairmont Hotel Management LP, which manages the Nob Hill property. The renovations began last September and are expected to be complete by September 2000.
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March 9, 2008 |
A woman found dead and packed in dry ice at an upscale hotel near John Wayne Airport has been identified as Monique Felicia Trepp of Huntington Beach, a police spokesman said Saturday. No further information was available on how she died or how long her body had been in the hotel room, said Newport Beach Police Sgt. Scott McKnight. Trepp, 33, was found late Thursday after police arrested Stephen David Royds, 46, on suspicion of possessing and selling cocaine at the Fairmont Hotel on MacArthur Boulevard.
July 31, 1988
The mention of Prof. Arthur Upham Pope, an expert on Persian art, in the Fairmont Hotel story by Ruth Ryon (July 10), ushered in memories of my encounter with him during wartime New York City. He was then director of an Iranian institute, and offered me a position to teach advanced Armenian courses. I declined on the grounds that I lacked the scholarship for the thoroughness it would entail. Pope was a precursor in utilizing his position to create a climate for communication among the cultures in the Near East.
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May 30, 2008 |
Orange County coroner's officials Thursday confirmed what investigators had long suspected: A woman whose body was found packed in dry ice in an upscale hotel room died of an overdose. Monique Felicia Trepp, 33, found March 6 at the Fairmont Hotel, died of an acute combination of cocaine and alcohol, supervising deputy coroner Larry Esslinger said. Investigators believe that she may have been dead for as long as a year. Trepp's boyfriend, Stephen David Royds, 46, has been charged with possession and intent to sell drugs from the hotel room that he and Trepp shared.
January 4, 2014 |
We were looking for a restaurant within walking distance of the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco and found a great spot that even our local friends didn't know about. We all raved about its empanadas, roasted chicken and sangria. Its ceviche was the best I have had outside of Peru. The servers made us all feel like regulars. Call for reservations if more than two, because there are only a few large tables and a few seats at the lovely bar. La Fusion, 475 Pine St., (415) 781-0894, http://www.lafusion-sf.com D. Kay Renick Ventura