Hyatt Regency Could Be Making Its Way Back to Downtown LA
Downtown LA is the place to be these days...if you're a hotel.
With a SPiN Ping Pong club coming to the Standard as well as King & Grove Hotel and an Ace Hotel, the city's downtown neighborhood is finally giving guests some hip, boutique options to try.
But never fear all you big chain hotel loyalty program members, it isn't just boutique hotels that are changing the hotel offerings. With the opening of LA Live, Marriott Hotels has monopolized the surrounding block with their JW Marriott, Ritz-Carlton and their upcoming Residence Inn and Courtyard By Marriott hotels. Which is perhaps why their relinquishing the flag at the Downtown LA Marriott on Figueroa Street.
DLTA Rising with Brigham Yen reports that Marriott ceased operating the hotel on August 4th. In its place is the temporary "The L.A. Hotel Downtown" but DLTA reports that the new brand going may be a Hyatt Regency.
If true, this marks a return to downtown for Hyatt which previously was open near the Macy's in the financial district. And when/if Hyatt does return, they will be in new digs as the owners of the building are renovating the guest rooms (shown above) as well as the public and common areas, which sorely needed it. No word on what rates will be but we bet the new look will bump them up closer to $200.
DLTA reports that the renovations could take another six months to complete but it's ok, we'll wait as long as they need to get rid of that fugly lobby carpeting.
[Photos: DLTA Rising]