Another Old Building With a New Future

Jade Enterprises is deep into a restoration of the 93-year-old Harris Building at the southwest corner of 11th and Main streets. The developer, which has four residential complexes in the works in Downtown, has owned the property for 10 years, according to a project representative.

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The Inn Crowd Goes Small

Downtown Los Angeles hotels are often mammoth affairs. The proposed $500 million J.W. Marriott expansion at L.A. Live, for example, will stand 38 stories tall and create 755 rooms.

A project at 820 S. Spring St. is going smaller — much smaller. Signage went up in April for the Tuck Hotel. The 14-room establishment is awaiting inspections and the goal is to open in late summer.

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The 17 trendiest new hotel brands

When it comes to trends in the lodging industry, boutique is where it’s at. Since Starwood started the W Hotel chain in 1998, the market’s been on fire. From treadmills and organic foods for health aficionados, to neon lights and mobile apps for Millennials, these 17 chains are quickly becoming the hottest hotels everyone’s talking about.

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Viceroy Palm Springs to become an Avalon Hotel

The Viceroy Palm Springs, a signature name among the valley’s luxury boutique hotels, is changing brands to become an Avalon Hotel.

Proper Hospitality, which also recently announced it assumed management of the Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills, will begin management of the Viceroy property on April 7.

“These hotels hold a special place in my heart, as well as a unique place in the market. They are truly hidden gems with great histories and promising futures,” Brad Korzen, Proper Hospitality co-founder and chief executive, said in a statement Wednesday.

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