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Luxe City Center Hotel Delayed, Opening Pushed to Fall

By Rich Alossi
Published: Friday, August 13, 2010, at 08:05AM
Luxe City Center Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Work to convert the L.A. Live-adjacent Holiday Inn City Center to the upscale Luxe City Center is in full swing, but unexpected delays have pushed back the project's completion.

Jane Coloccia, a representative for Los Angeles-based Luxe, tells blogdowntown that an official opening is more than 60 days off, with numerous unforeseen construction delays to the $10 million project pushing the June opening date back to later this fall.

Meanwhile, a new restaurant/lounge concept is in the works, with more information coming forward as plans take hold.

The conversion plans were first revealed here on blogdowntown in October, and the building's massive Holiday Inn signs came down in April.

As a result of the improvement process, the total number of rooms will be cleaved from 250 in the old edifice to 164 larger rooms and 16 guest suites in the new. Interior design firm SANDdesign has added their signature clean, eclectic style with broad appeal to the scheme, a decided leap ahead of the Holiday Inn it replaced. Observant Downtowners may have noticed new Luxe signage being added to the exterior of the building in recent weeks.

Over the new few months, a limited number of remodeled and older rooms are currently open to guests, but that number changes daily as old rooms are pulled out of the reservation system and new ones are added.

The structure, located at Figueroa and Olympic, opened in 1964 as the Doric Dinkler Hotel.

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