September 5, 1985
A $5-million renovation of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles to make it more "pedestrian-friendly" was announced by the owner, Los Angeles Bonaventure Co. Stanley P. Steinberg, a general partner, said the work will include a new entrance on Flower Street to promote greater public access, and should be completed by next spring.
May 24, 1989 |
Amid new-found optimism, talks aimed at settling the Los Angeles Unified School District teachers strike were scheduled to resume late today at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. The main stumbling block appears to be on the issue of returning pay docked from teachers for various job actions. "It's our hope that maybe we can get movement today and settle this thing," said Wayne Johnson, president of United Teachers-Los Angeles. "I don't think we are that far apart."
December 22, 1992 |
Hotel's Bankruptcy Plan Approved: A U.S. bankruptcy judge approved a reorganization plan for the Westin Bonaventure hotel, according to a creditors' attorney. The 1,400-room hotel--the largest in downtown Los Angeles--filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last year after owners Mitsubishi Trading Co. and developer John C. Portman defaulted on a $75-million mortgage in 1990.
July 13, 2000 |
We were wandering around the vast lobby of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown L.A., past indoor lake after indoor lake, fountain after fountain, decorated with more Chia pets--dolphins, bears and their offspring--than I've ever seen in one place. OK, they weren't really Chia pets, but some sort of imitation topiary that gives the same effect. When we finally found the sign for L.A.
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January 9, 2004 |
The former president of the Los Angeles Convention Center Commission and the hotel he operates have agreed to pay $7,637 in fines for violating campaign finance rules while raising money for Mayor James K. Hahn, according to documents released Thursday.
December 6, 2005 |
A major hotel chain is going smoke-free next month and will add $200 to the bill of anyone who violates the policy, an executive said Monday. Westin Hotels & Resorts is banning smoking indoors and poolside at all 77 of its properties in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, Senior Vice President Sue Brush said. Smokers will have to go to a designated outdoor area, she said. Enica Thompson, spokeswoman for the American Hotel & Lodging Assn.