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August 26, 1999 | Stephen Gregory
Consulting group PricewaterhouseCoopers is forecasting that next year's Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles will generate 87,000 overnight stays at area hotels, boosting average monthly hotel occupancy in the region to more than 80% capacity. The figure represents a bump of no more than 7 percentage points, the company noted, because average regional hotel occupancy for August, the month the convention is scheduled, has been about 76% capacity in recent years.
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BUSINESS
June 18, 1999 | STEPHEN GREGORY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Although it fell short of expectations, an ad campaign aimed at generating tourism dollars related to the recent landmark Van Gogh exhibition in Los Angeles sparked $2.6 million in revenue at scores of local hotels, tourism officials said Thursday. The 17-week exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art accounted for more than 12,000 overnight stays at roughly 100 hotels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1999
The owner of a downtown Los Angeles hotel was given a series of deadlines Wednesday to fix dangerous conditions or face possible jail time, prosecutors said. Los Angeles Municipal Commissioner Kristi Lousteau sentenced Lyndon W. Hong to 100 hours of community service and ordered him to pay $15,805 in fines and costs. Lousteau also placed Hong on three years' probation and ordered him to remedy the code violations at the 100-room St. George Hotel by Oct. 15 or face additional punishment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1999 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
Fresh from a $2.5 million face-lift, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel was rededicated Thursday--more than five years after it was forced to close by the 1994 Northridge earthquake. The 132-room hotel boasts several improvements over its pre-temblor predecessor, including a fitness center, three banquet halls, a marbled front desk and foyer--and 38 steel reinforcement beams, said general manager George Noumer. "Our reopening signifies to the community that we are back," Noumer said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1999 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of coaxing his aging mother, John Fentis finally persuaded her to sell the California Hotel, a rundown property in San Pedro that she had inherited from her husband in 1992. A Community of Friends, a nonprofit organization that provides housing for mentally ill adults, wanted to buy the hotel for $382,500 and renovate it with federal funds. Financing was arranged and escrow opened in July 1994. Then Los Angeles City Councilman Rudy Svorinich Jr. stepped in.
BUSINESS
February 27, 1999 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The landmark Century Plaza Hotel & Tower in Los Angeles has been purchased by a Phoenix-based investment group from Japanese sellers in a deal valued at $260 million, representing one of Southern California's most costly hotel sales. The hotel was one of the best-known trophy properties in California acquired by Japanese buyers during a 1980s investment spree. Many of those investments proved to be disasters, although it is unclear whether the current sale is at a loss.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1999 | SCOTT GLOVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 22-year-old Saugus man was shot to death early Saturday at a motel after he was apparently mistaken for a gang member during a gang-related attack, Los Angeles police said. Brandon Richard Jaramillo was shot once in the upper torso during the attack at the Good Nite Inn in the 12800 block of Encinitas Avenue, police said. He died at the motel. Another man, who was also shot in the upper body, was in stable condition at an area hospital, said Det. Frank Bishop of the LAPD's Foothill Division.
NEWS
November 30, 1998 | MELINDA FULMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One might think that Douglas Goodan and Jean Barclay, the owners of the land under the posh Wyndham Checkers Hotel, would have reaped a fortune from the property, given the inn's pricey rates and prime location in the financial district of downtown Los Angeles. But the brother and sister, who own this one piece of commercial property, are receiving just $2,000 a month from the hotel's operators--the same amount their grandfather got for the property back in 1926.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1998
The Holiday Inn, scheduled for a major renovation in the TrizecHahn development, became the first major Los Angeles hotel in 13 years to be organized by a union, officials said Tuesday. Workers voted overwhelmingly to be represented by Local 11 of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union. the local represents 14 other Los Angeles hotels, but had not successfully organized a hotel staff since 1985.
BUSINESS
September 1, 1998 | STEPHEN GREGORY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The average cost of a hotel room in Greater Los Angeles jumped nearly 10% during the first half of the year even as occupancy rates hit a plateau, the Los Angeles Convention & Visitors Bureau reported Monday. Occupancy ticked up only a modest 0.8% while the average room rate climbed to $108.41 a night, about $9.44 more per room than compared with the first six months of 1997, the report indicated.
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