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Big new convention center hotel proposed for downtown L.A.

February 28th, 2017

From LA Times

A towering 1,024-room hotel will rise next to the Los Angeles Convention Center a few years from now if developer TriCal Construction Inc. gets its way.

TriCal filed a development application with city officials Thursday to build a 53-story skyscraper across Figueroa Street from the convention center’s South Hall. The site is now occupied by a five-story apartment complex called City Lights on Fig that TriCal built there just 12 years ago.

“The time seems right to reimagine our property into the kind of hotel facility that will continue the growth of the convention center, South Park and Los Angeles,” TriCal President Paul Plotkin said in a statement. READ MORE >

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53-story hotel would replace convention center-adjacent apartments

February 24th, 2017

From Curbed Los Angeles

A proposed 53-story hotel in South Park would bring 1,024 hotel rooms directly across the street from the Los Angeles Convention Center, according to an announcement from the developer, TriCal.

The proposal comes as the city pushes to get more hotel rooms built in proximity to the convention center. It will be designed by architecture firm Gensler, and renderings show a glassy tower with an angular roof.

“This project is exactly what is needed at this site and in the South Park area,” said Ernest Wooden Jr., president and CEO of the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board. READ MORE >

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53-Story Hotel Tower Planned Near L.A. Convention Center

February 23rd, 2017

From Urbanize LA

Trical Construction Inc. has filed an application with the Department of City Planning to redevelop its City Lights on Fig property at 1300 S. Figueroa Street, adjacent to the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Located in the rapidly evolving South Park neighborhood, the project will consist of a sleek 53-story tower designed by the global architecture firm Gensler. Inside, the building would feature two hotels, totaling 1,024 guest rooms, as well as amenities such as ground-floor restaurants, a rooftop bar, meeting rooms and banquet space. READ MORE >

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