by Michael J. Shapiro | April 06, 2020
Fairmont Century Plaza, the $2.5 billion redevelopment project in Century City, Los Angeles, is now scheduled to debut Sept. 1. Previous plans had called for the Southern California property to be unveiled in June.

The 400-room mid-century modern hotel -- first opened in 1966 -- is being lovingly restored, as is its nearly 24,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Every guest room will provide a balcony to enjoy the temperate climate and views of Los Angeles. The hotel itself is part of a walkable enclave set to include numerous outdoor retail and dining options, and the building will also include 63 Fairmont residential condominiums.

Among the amenities at the reimagined hotel will be a 14,000-square-foot spa, round-the-clock fitness center and rooftop swimming pool. Food-and-beverage outlets will include the Lumiére Brasserie and Café Vignette, as well as a rooftop bar and a lobby bar. The facility will also have nearly 95,000 square feet of retail space.

Among the renovated meeting spaces will be the standout 13,078-square-foot Los Angeles Ballroom, with a seating capacity of more than 1,500 people along with 9,760 square feet of prefunction space. A smaller, 3,066-square-foot ballroom will also be available on the same level, as will three additional meeting rooms. A second level of meeting space will offer half a dozen additional unique rooms, ranging from 300 square feet to 1,170 square feet. More than 4,000 square feet of rooftop space will be available for outdoor receptions.