LOS ANGELES — Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, part of the AccorHotels Group, and Next Century Associates announced on Jan. 23 the signing of agreements for the revitalization and management of the historic Century Plaza Hotel, located in the Century City area of Los Angeles.
Opened in 1966, the hotel is undergoing a restoration and is slated to re-open as Fairmont Century Plaza, Los Angeles in 2018.
The approximately $2.5 billion mixed-use redevelopment project includes approximately 394 guestrooms and 63 branded residences within the original building, along with two new 46-storey luxury residential towers with 290 luxury residences and approximately 100,000 square feet of boutique high-street shopping and expanded parking facilities.
Architecture firms Pei Cobb Freed, Gensler and Marmol Radzinger and design group Yabu Pushelberg will reconfigure the hotel’s lobby, connecting it to a series of public plazas and fountains with two acres of open space and gardens, surrounded by restaurants and retail boutiques.
Built on the former backlot of 20th Century Fox Studios, the hotel sits on a six-acre site and is surrounded by over 10 million square feet of class ‘A’ offices, residences, restaurants, retail and entertainment venues, and is adjacent to Beverly Hills, one of the highest grossing retail areas in the United States.
Fairmont Century Plaza will add to Fairmont’s presence in California, joining a collection of hotels and resorts that includes the Fairmont San Francisco; Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa; Fairmont San Jose, in Silicon Valley; Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel in Berkeley; Fairmont Heritage Place Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco; Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica; and Fairmont Grand Del Mar, in San Diego.
With more than 70 hotels worldwide, Fairmont continues to expand globally, with recent openings including Fairmont Quasar Istanbul, Fairmont Chengdu in Western China and Fairmont Fujairah in the Middle East. New luxury hotels scheduled to open later in 2017 include Fairmont Amman in Jordan and Fairmont Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. Fairmont will also open in Austin, Texas later this year.