Wilshire-Gayley Hotel Plan Reported to be Moving Right Along

As previous posts on this blog have noted, a local developer bought and cleared the old Hollywood video store site at the corner of Wilshire and Gayley with plans to open a new Westwood hotel. LAObserved reported yesterday that the Wilshire-Gayley plan is moving along, with an architect hired to deal with the odd triangular … Continue reading Wilshire-Gayley Hotel Plan Reported to be Moving Right Along

How to Turn $70 Million into $63 Million in 7 Years: Build a 210-Room Hotel Adjacent to Campus

A straw in the wind about the Estancia Hotel in La Jolla next to UC-San Diego: The seven-year-old, 210-room Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa, located adjacent to UC San Diego, has been put up for sale. The owner, Los Angeles-based Lowe Enterprises, is not saying why it's marketing the property nor did it divulge … Continue reading How to Turn $70 Million into $63 Million in 7 Years: Build a 210-Room Hotel Adjacent to Campus

How to Have a Major Conference Without a Campus Hotel

As a follow up, readers of this blog will recall an earlier entry about the 2-day Governor's Conference on Local Renewable Energy Resources which was held at UCLA recently without the need for a new hotel/conference center. If you don't recall it, check out http://uclafacultyassociation.blogspot.com/2011/07/rooms-at-inns.html The first day of the governor's conference was held at … Continue reading How to Have a Major Conference Without a Campus Hotel

Auditor Looks In: Now that the audit is out, a money-losing hotel would not be advisable

Undoubtedly, the headline on the audit report for UC released today will be the generalized call for more “transparency.” The report produced a nasty back and forth between UCOP and the State Auditor as to whether what the report found was significant or not with UCOP effectively suggesting that the audit was a waste of … Continue reading Auditor Looks In: Now that the audit is out, a money-losing hotel would not be advisable

Rooms at the Inns

UCLA (Covel on the first day) is the site of a conference sponsored by Governor Jerry Brown on "Local Renewable Energy Resources." You can find the agenda for the event at:http://gov.ca.gov/s_energyconference.phpNow here is an interesting side note to the conference. Apparently, the participants and guests can be accommodated without a big hassle (and without a … Continue reading Rooms at the Inns