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November 26, 1991 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the second sale of a Southland hotel to Korean investors in less than a week, Seoul-based Koreana Hotel Co. has purchased the Hyatt Wilshire Hotel for about $25 million in cash, according to sources close to the deal. The purchase of the 396-room hotel from Hyatt Corp. came after Korean-born investor Charles Lee paid $18.1 million at an auction last Thursday for the 150-room Doubletree Resort in Cathedral City near Palm Springs.
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July 7, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Oh, the joy of being a dog. Especially a dog with wealthy parents, um, I mean owners. More than a decade has passed since luxury hotels began throwing welcome parties for platinum-card-carrying pet owners . But with pets a $50-billion-a-year industry, it was only a matter of time before they began offering dining menus that had gone to the dogs, literally. Chefs at some of America's toniest hotels have hunkered down in their kitchens to create pets-only room-service delights: ranch-raised New Zealand venison, steak and eggs scrambled with aged Tillamook cheddar, wild Chinook salmon with brown rice.
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BUSINESS
October 26, 1987 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
The development frenzy that gripped Southern California's hotel industry through much of the 1980s seems, finally, to be abating. Torrid office and housing construction, increasing air passenger traffic, Los Angeles' emergence as a Pacific Basin capital and slack demand for new hotel development in other regions prompted hoteliers to bid for bigger shares of the $20 billion that visitors spend annually in the Southland. The need for rooms was real. But the response was excessive.
BUSINESS
July 10, 1999 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The number of hotel rooms planned or under construction in Orange County rose by 27% during the last six months, to 12,271--the most of any county in the state, according to a new industry study. The figures reflect the approval of new hotels in Anaheim and Garden Grove, cities that expect an influx of new visitors because of expansions of the Anaheim Convention Center and Disneyland that will be completed over the next two years.
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April 8, 1987 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Labor Writer
After years of internal racial strife and amid charges of election fraud, Southern California's largest hotel workers union local has been taken over by its parent international union. The Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union installed Herman (Blackie) Leavitt, former regional director of the union in Los Angeles, as trustee of Local 11, which has about 13,500 active members.
BUSINESS
February 22, 1991 | Michael Flagg Times staff writer
Slowdown in Resorts: Resort hotel development will slow in Southern California in the 1990s, says a recent report. In the 1980s, several resorts were built along Orange County's coast, and several more are planned, including an Irvine Co. resort south of Newport Beach and a Japanese hotel project in Dana Point. There are about 13,000 hotel rooms now in Southern California in 34 resorts from the desert to the coast.
NEWS
May 28, 1988 | TIA GINDICK
"I need a vacation, but I can't be away from home long." "I want to go away, but--yes, even now--I'm afraid to fly." "I'd like to go to a fancy resort, but I can't afford the cost plus transportation." If these or other reasons are preventing Southern Californians from taking a longed-for vacation, they should rethink the problem. They're in one of the major vacation capitals of the world.
BUSINESS
July 23, 1990 | CHRIS KRAUL, SAN DIEGO COUNTY BUSINESS EDITOR
Pick a reason: gang activity, high theme-park fees, a slowing economy, aerospace layoffs and competition from Florida. All are cited as reasons for the weakness of tourism in Southern California this year. Most of Southern California's theme parks are reporting sharp declines in attendance--in some cases by as much as 10%. A higher share of the hotel rooms in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties are empty. And the flow of out-of-state visitors into California has slowed.
BUSINESS
March 28, 1988 | GEORGE WHITE
Trend-setting Southern California is out-of-step. Most areas with a large population and big industries have private, for-profit conference centers. But not Los Angeles and San Diego. Some Southern California hotels offer conference facilities, including meeting rooms, audio-visual equipment and marketing designed to attract groups of 300 or fewer. (If more than 300 people attend, the industry considers it a convention.
NEWS
November 23, 1998 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Breakers toss salt into the breeze as a beachcomber eyes a tide pool. A skim-boarder shoots skyward, then plunges into the foam. On this warm fall day, in a Laguna Beach cove with surf-sculpted rock arches and bougainvillea-draped bluffs, just two sunbathers share the sand with the darting seabirds. In the past, the few visitors here mostly scrambled down from Treasure Island, a bluff-top trailer park looking out to Santa Catalina Island.
NEWS
November 23, 1998 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Breakers toss salt into the breeze as a beachcomber eyes a tide pool. A skim-boarder shoots skyward, then plunges into the foam. On this warm fall day, in a Laguna Beach cove with surf-sculpted rock arches and bougainvillea-draped bluffs, just two sunbathers share the sand with the darting seabirds. In the past, the few visitors here mostly scrambled down from Treasure Island, a bluff-top trailer park looking out to Santa Catalina Island.
BUSINESS
November 17, 1998 | MELINDA FULMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite a rise in room rates and an abundance of overnight guests, hotel developers are putting the brakes on construction in Southern California, at least for the next year or two, analysts say, as stricter lending guidelines and a dwindling pool of financing hamper builders from carrying out their plans. Development of at least 45 projects, from small motels to luxury resorts, had been announced in Los Angeles and Orange counties, but many of those won't get built, analysts say.
BUSINESS
August 20, 1997 | JAMES FLANIGAN
Hotels are once again hot properties in Southern California. Bidding for the Sheraton Grande in downtown Los Angeles will climax this Friday when the winner is chosen from among five suitors. The price will be $55 million or more, experts say, or $117,000 a room--a full 28% more than was paid in January for the nearby Hotel Inter-Continental, another downtown hotel catering to business travelers.
BUSINESS
April 9, 1995 | GREG JOHNSON and DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Normally, word that two landmark Orange County hotels are being sold would be reason to rejoice. Conventional wisdom holds that the Dana Point Resort and the Hyatt Newporter entered escrow because Southern California's declining real estate market has hit bottom, at least in the dramatically overbuilt hotel market.
BUSINESS
February 15, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Aoki Corp., a large Japanese developer that owns Westin Hotels & Resorts, said Monday that it has agreed to sell a large portion of the lodging chain to a Mexican conglomerate for $708 million. The sale marks another retrenchment for a Japanese multinational and is at least a partial reflection of global economics.
BUSINESS
November 26, 1991 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the second sale of a Southland hotel to Korean investors in less than a week, Seoul-based Koreana Hotel Co. has purchased the Hyatt Wilshire Hotel for about $25 million in cash, according to sources close to the deal. The purchase of the 396-room hotel from Hyatt Corp. came after Korean-born investor Charles Lee paid $18.1 million at an auction last Thursday for the 150-room Doubletree Resort in Cathedral City near Palm Springs.
BUSINESS
April 9, 1995 | GREG JOHNSON and DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Normally, word that two landmark Orange County hotels are being sold would be reason to rejoice. Conventional wisdom holds that the Dana Point Resort and the Hyatt Newporter entered escrow because Southern California's declining real estate market has hit bottom, at least in the dramatically overbuilt hotel market.
BUSINESS
June 27, 1991 | Chris Woodyard / Times staff writer
The Compri Hotel near John Wayne Airport has had a name change. The 170-room hotel is now the Doubletree Club Hotel, but its ownership remains the same. Doubletree Hotels Corp., a subsidiary of Canadian Pacific Hotels in Canada, decided to change the name of the Compri hotels so that they will be more readily identified as part of the Doubletree chain.
BUSINESS
August 30, 1991 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the Goodman family of Tustin sets out for Big Bear this Labor Day weekend, they will join a caravan of budget-conscious Americans who are watching vacation dollars as never before. With the economic outlook uncertain, millions of Americans put away their checkbooks this summer and took short vacations close to home, tourism analysts have said. Looking to save money, some families skipped vacations entirely, choosing inexpensive day trips to beaches or to parks.
BUSINESS
June 27, 1991 | Chris Woodyard / Times staff writer
The Compri Hotel near John Wayne Airport has had a name change. The 170-room hotel is now the Doubletree Club Hotel, but its ownership remains the same. Doubletree Hotels Corp., a subsidiary of Canadian Pacific Hotels in Canada, decided to change the name of the Compri hotels so that they will be more readily identified as part of the Doubletree chain.
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