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Century Plaza’s Two-Tower Makeover is a Go in Century City

Another bust-era project is alive and well and passed the City Council today: the long-planned redevelopment of Century City’s crescent-shaped Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel won unanimous approval this very morning. Developer Next Century Associates plans to put up two residential towers designed by Pei Cobb Freed, add a 100,000-square-foot retail and restaurant plaza, renovate the 1966 hotel, and create more than two acres of public open space on the six-acre site. The hotel will end up with 394 rooms and suites and 63 “luxury” condos (Marmol Radziner is handling preservation work). The towers–a late-in-the-game addition to prevent demolition of the Minoru Yamasaki-designed hotel–will each be 46 stories and have a combined 290 units. The compromise that saved the hotel was so successful that the project “received universal support with no public opposition,” according to a press release.