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The L.A. Hotel Downtown, an independent hotel in downtown Los Angeles
, will become a Hyatt
Regency-branded hotel in May following a $20 million renovation of its guest rooms, public spaces, meeting spaces, business center, fitness center, concierge lounge, restaurants and lobby, it announced yesterday.
The hotel, which will be re-flagged as the Hyatt Regency Los Angeles Downtown, has 419 guest rooms and 72 suites that will be updated with new carpet, wall treatments, drapery, bedding and furnishings, as well as upgraded bathrooms and workstations. Its meeting space, which totals more than 22,000 square feet, will likewise be updated, complete with new floor plans for its 17 meeting rooms, two ballrooms and pre-function space.
"We are thrilled to become part of the family of Hyatt Regency-branded hotels and to be part of Hyatt's global network of premier lodging destinations," General Managers Regina Stryker said in a statement. "With the tremendous growth of the Los Angeles downtown area, becoming Hyatt Regency Los Angeles Downtown will add a wonderful new option for travelers seeking the incomparable quality and service that Hyatt is known for around the globe."