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Posted: Monday, April 1, 2013 2:59 pm

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — Many times over the past few decades, individuals affiliated with Hill Street’s dilapidated Hotel Clark have said the structure will be turned around and opened.

Now, plans are being announced again, but officials swear that this time an opening truly is imminent.

Elizabeth Peterson, a representative of building owner the Chetrit Group, said that an opening is expected by June for the revamped Hotel Clark. Exterior work is currently underway.

The 11-story building at 426 S. Hill St. is slated to become a 347-room hotel with three restaurants and be operated by New York’s King & Grove Hotels. It would also hold an 11,500-square-foot banquet space and a lobby bar.

The project, which most recently had been slated to open by the end of 2012, has one upcoming hurdle. On April 9, project officials will go before the city’s Planning Commission for a hearing regarding the hotel’s liquor license.

The city previously approved the license, but it has been appealed by Unite Here Local 11, a union that represents workers in the service industry. Peterson said the union is questioning the validity of the project’s environmental impact report. 

Despite the appeal, Peterson said the project should continue on schedule.

“We are confident that we will be prevailing,” she said.

On Monday afternoon, a pair of workers were painting the exterior of the building just north of Pershing Square. Interior work has already been completed, said Peterson.


©Los Angeles Downtown News 2013. 

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  • Lisa Mercury posted at 2:02 pm on Sat, Apr 18, 2015.

    Lisa Mercury Posts: 12

    Everyone was expecting for the opening day, Hotel Clark was one of the most booked hotels in the area, especially in the summer. The same thing happens with this inn: that definitely offers some of the best services for their visitors. Anyway, they should hurry up with the repairs, everyone wants to see the day when Hotel Clark will open its doors again for tourists.

  • Ramone Jose posted at 12:15 am on Fri, Apr 17, 2015.

    Ramone Posts: 11

    This is awesome news! It`s great that they will make a hotel from this building. Every traveler needs a place to stay and to sleep and let`s face it, this building is beautiful and for sure it will make a great success. Of course, employees will have to take good care of it, to keep it clean and not to forget that they shoulnd`t clean the chimney alone, because it`s pretty hard, they should ask for the help of a company that does chimney cleaning indianapolis style. That one is the most recommended.

  • aferim radu posted at 3:13 am on Thu, Apr 16, 2015.

    aferim Posts: 7

    There isn't so much time in order to finish everything. A hotel is a really big building that needs to satisfy many needs and it is not that easy to have all the pieces put together before the summer starts. If you visit you will certainly find some products and services in order to speed up the process.

  • Lamya Dalton posted at 5:14 am on Wed, Apr 8, 2015.

    Lamya Dalton Posts: 12

    Everyone was so upset that Hotel Clark was closed and the news that the opening day is finally coming brought so much happiness, because the ones that visited the city we're always crashing at this hotel. The construction team took care of everything, even of the hardwood flooring in order to make everything look perfect for future visitors. Now all we have to do is wait and see when it's the official opening day.

  • Lamya Dalton posted at 1:53 am on Fri, Apr 3, 2015.

    Lamya Dalton Posts: 12

    Everyone was expecting for Hotel Mark to be open and receive visitors. They had to renovate it, that's why they turned to a company that has its contractor's license in order to make sure that they're gonna build safely and will use some of the best materials. Anyway, we can only hope that in the summer Hotel Clark's doors will be open for visitors and locals as well.

  • hutuleac radu posted at 12:42 am on Fri, Apr 3, 2015.

    hutuleac Posts: 3

    Summer is the perfect season for opening a new hotel and people are very open for trying new things. You need to create a good publicity campaign for this and think at the needs of the customer. You need to have a good conference room and hot tubs direct in each master bedroom. The interior design is crucial and you must pay attention to the latest trends.

  • Lamya Dalton posted at 12:38 am on Fri, Apr 3, 2015.

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    From your description you can totally see that the team worked so much on creating one of the most comfortable hotels. They brought in modern furniture, custom bath enclosures like the ones you can see here in order to create a comfy room, where you can feel just like home. Because that's the purpose of a hotel, to make your stay as pleasent as possible.

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    First of all I appreciate the author for taking the effort to share an article on a very good topic. I have come to know about the grand opening of Hotel Clark for this summer season. The plans have almost announced earlier but the authorities have promised the customers.
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    Two months to hire over 100+ employees, train them, create a brand/culture is impossible.