Big news out of Los Angeles. Fairmont Hotels and Resorts—acquired by AccorHotels in 2016 along with sister brands Raffles and Swissôtel—will manage the Century Plaza Hotel. First opened in Century City in 1966, this is an iconic LA landmark, constructed on the former backlot of 20th Century Fox Studios. This prime piece of real estate faces the fountains at the intersection of Avenue of the Stars and Constellation Boulevard.
Currently undergoing a restoration, the Fairmont Century Plaza, Los Angeles is expected to open in 2018. The $2.5 billion mixed-use redevelopment project will have 394 guestrooms and 63 branded residences within the original building, along with two new luxury residential towers. The transformed space will be defined by two acres of gardens and public plazas dotted with restaurants and upscale boutiques.
The Fairmont hotel brand was first launched in 1907 with the famous Fairmont San Francisco on Nob Hill, and today there are seven Fairmont properties in California including 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.