A star is born
Los Angeles’ most celebrated destination takes center stage.
Welcome to Fairmont Century Plaza
Fairmont Century Plaza will be the centerpiece for a highly walkable enclave where anything a discerning traveler could want can be found within the wood and glass walls, or just steps beyond them. Pedestrians can stroll from Minoru Yamasaki’s lovingly restored mid-century modern hotel to innovative outdoor retail and dining establishments. They can rendezvous for coffee or lunch beside a powerful Jaume Plensa sculpture in the grand public plaza, or toast artisanal cocktails at sunset on the hotel roof by the pool. In the heart of Los Angeles, the 394-room hotel will offer guests and locals alike a gourmet café, an American brasserie, a rooftop bar, and more. Through its design, architecture, and location, the Century Plaza Hotel has the ability to remake the past in a way that resonates with modern guests. It will be a place to see and be seen, take home that trophy, slip upstairs to celebrate, or just to retreat into a luxurious suite or one of the top-floor residences and soak up all that retro-modern beauty.
Fairmont’s portfolio is full of buildings with stories to tell – many locations don’t just exude history; they are regional landmarks. Few however, were built to redefine what city living could be. Since its inception, Fairmont Century Plaza has called upon the brightest design and architectural minds to construct more than just a “Los Angeles” hotel. Our experience is at the core of a city within a city, out to redefine what it means to live, work, and play in Southern California. Beginning with the Hotel and City’s master planned origins, this is the place where everything is by design. With a starchitect dream-team assembled again, Fairmont Century Plaza will once more embody the blueprint for something better. Our constant pursuit to build what others would leave on paper makes this a unique place where guests are encouraged to become the architects of their own destiny. Welcome to our Radiant City – the brightest star in the cosmos of L.A.
What was true in 1966 remains true to this day: Fairmont Century Plaza is part of a visionary development intent on doing what others could only imagine. The City itself was conceived as a Hollywood Utopia where the business and lifestyle of tomorrow could thrive; Century City looked beyond the stars of Hollywood Boulevard to the thrilling potential of stars beyond our world. In a City built on big bets and movie magic, Fairmont Century Plaza is a place where dreams have the potential to manifest in reality – inviting guests and locals alike to glimpse what is possible when “limits” are set beyond the sky.
When the famous and powerful join forces, monumental things can happen. Influential gatherings between iconic figures in politics, entertainment, science and technology transform the landscape of current society. Fairmont Century Plaza has always been, and will continue to be, the center for the confluence of thought leadership, business innovation, and global power players capable of changing OUR universe.
International design darlings Yabu Pushelberg bring subtle but luxurious interiors to the guest rooms and public spaces. The ballroom, with its storied past, has hosted Bob Hope, Clark Gable, Muhammad Ali, Lucille Ball, and every sitting president since Lyndon B. Johnson— which garnered it the nickname “the Western White House.” Its high style will be home to awards shows, charitable events, and social gatherings for years to come.
Through its design, architecture, and location, the Century Plaza Hotel has the ability to remake the past in a way that resonates with modern guests. World travelers can tell when a place is authentic, and the Century Plaza Hotel has always been an authentically essential part of the community. It’s a place to see and be seen, take home that trophy, slip upstairs to celebrate, or just to retreat into a sexy suite or one of the top-floor residences and soak up all that retro-modern beauty.
- $2.5 billion mixed-use redevelopment project of 6.4 acres
- Fairmont Century Plaza, 394 rentable units and 63 private residences
- Two 46-story towers with 290 privately-owned luxury residences
- 100,000 sq.ft. of boutique shopping and restaurants surrounding a pedestrian plaza
The Century Plaza is the place where things get done in Los Angeles. With 19 stories and almost 400 guestrooms, the Hotel is too large, too grand to be strictly about fun – what we do is often serious business. Confident and influential, Fairmont Century Plaza incorporates a bit of the deal-making persona of our CAA neighbors: unafraid to show the “industry” side of the film business. More than a place for the business of Hollywood, the Hotel is engineered for the business of the future, inviting the technology, food, and indulgent meetings and events that Los Angeles is known for. A stay here is not so much as an invitation to “have fun” as it is a license to “play powerfully.”
- 394 non-smoking guestrooms, all with balconies/patios
- 52 Suites (including 10 Gold Floor suites)
- 296 King Rooms (including 50 Gold Floor rooms)
- 46 Double Rooms (including 4 Gold Floor rooms)
- Array of Food and Beverage Concepts
- World-Class 14,000 sq.ft Spa
- Fitness Center accessible 24 hours
- Rooftop Swimming Pool
- Highly-flexible indoor function space (23,542 sq.ft.)
- Hotel Valet Parking access from Avenue of the Stars
- Special Event Valet Parking access from Constellation Boulevard
- Self-Parking available nearby
The Century Plaza Hotel opened on June 1, 1966 in the Century City neighborhood of Los Angeles on the former backlot of 20th Century Fox Studios. Fox still has its lot in the neighborhood, as well as its headquarters, Fox Plaza. Century City, known as the City of the Century (20th), was dominated for much of its early history by the Century Plaza Hotel, as it was the highest building on the hill, where the Presidential Suite looked all the way to the Pacific Ocean.
In 1961, developer William Zeckendorf and Alcoa bought about 180 acres from 20th Century Fox after the studio had suffered a string of expensive flops, culminating in the box-office disaster Cleopatra. The new owners conceived Century City as “a city within a city” with the arc-shaped, 19-story, 750-room Minoru Yamasaki-designed Century Plaza as the centerpiece of the new city. Designed and marketed as the “World’s Most Beautiful Hotel”, the Century Plaza was known for many modern and high-tech features such as being the first hotel to have color televisions in all of its rooms.
Its high style will soon be home to weddings, award shows, charity events and social gatherings for years to come.
Today’s Century City begins in the 1920’s as sprawling ranch estate
- 1924 William Fox buys 99 acres of land
- 1932 Twentieth Century Pictures is created
- 1935 The Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation is formed
- Throughout 40’s and 50’s, studio is on financial roller-coaster, while stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison and Roddy McDowell are present
- 60’s, new land owner Alcoa creates vision of modern one-square mile utopian ‘City within a City’, where Angelenos can live, work, shop without car
- 70’s, vision has heyday, when Politicians, Rock- and Movie Stars mingle with Studio Executives
- 1985 Fox Film sells to News Corp., 1986 Fox Broadcasting Company becomes 4th television network
- 80’s and 90’s, Century City transforms into center for office space, at expense of the original ‘live-work-play’ vision; work-day-population of 40,000 shrinks to 4,600 at night
- Today Twentieth Century Fox Studio covers over 2 million sq.ft. of administrative headquarters, stages, production- and editing facilities
- Major Century City tenants include talent and literary agencies Creative Artist Agency (CAA) and ICM Partners, AECOM World Headquarters, Houlihan Lokey Inc., ARES Management, Deutsche Bank
- Westfield Mall Century City upgrades at cost of $1billion; 1.3 million sq.ft. of retail space, 260 tenants; landmark retail destination for the West Side of Los Angeles
Century Plaza Hotel
- Architect Minoru Yamasaki designs crescent shaped, 19-story tall, 750 guestroom building as centerpiece of Century City on backlot of Fox
- The Century Plaza Hotel opens June 1st, 1966
- Hotel is tallest in Southern California, with largest ballroom west of Chicago; cutting-edge with color television in every room
- Western International Hotels (Westin), changes to Hyatt Regency in 2006
- 1984 additional 322-room tower opens, in 2000 becomes The St. Regis Los Angeles; 2005 the tower is sold, torn down and replaced by The Century, a private luxury condominium development
- June 1st, 2008 Next Century Associates acquires the hotel
- April 2009 hotel is added to list of National Trust for Historic Preservation
- March 1st, 2016 hotel closes for complete restoration
Meetings & Events
The excitement of “what could be” defines the Los Angeles experience. Nowhere else can you find a higher level of possibility than at the happenings occurring from sunrise to sunset throughout the City. Annual industry events, by-invite-only after parties, monumental art installations, movie-shoot street closures, and life-style pop-up shops – they are all a chance to influence or be influenced; to rub shoulders with the “who’s who” that previously only resided within your wildest dreams. In a city where noteworthy events are a constant, Fairmont Century Plaza is playing its part once more as the hub of happenings in Los Angeles; mixing rock stars with politicians, agents with innovators, and Hollywood celebrities with visitors from anywhere USA. Los Angeles is a stage set. Make sure you are on the biggest stage possible.
Exceptionally equipped to exceed expectations with nearly 24,000 square feet of total indoor meeting space. Utilizing creative meeting spaces intuitively designed to motivate guests and an expert staff dedicated to making your event a grand success, Fairmont Century Plaza is lavishly appointed with thoughtful business-minded amenities and expansive function space.
- Meeting Room 1
- 700 sq.ft.
- Meeting Room 2
- 1,170 sq.ft.
- Meeting Room 3
- 840 sq.ft.
- Meeting Room 4
- 750 sq.ft.
- Meeting Room 5
- 300 sq.ft.
- 350 sq.ft.
- 13,078 sq. ft
- Ballroom Pre Function
- 12,800 sq. ft.
- Junior Ballroom
- 3,066 sq.ft.
- Jr. Ballroom Pre Function
- 3,261 sq. ft.
- Meeting Room 1
- 1,218 sq.ft.
- Meeting Room
- 810 sq.ft.
- Meeting Room 3
- 1,260 sq.ft.
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- Total Indoor Event Space
- 23,542 sq.ft.
- Rooftop Outdoor Event Space
Fairmont Residences are elegant, sophisticated properties that will earn a special place in your heart. As a primary dwelling or a getaway retreat, your whole-ownership home can be enjoyed through all seasons and will become a legacy for generations to come.
Living at Century Plaza is like owning a piece of history, with all the contemporary bells and whistles. The hotel residences will act as pied-a-terres, with a gentle Hollywood glamour, while the tower residences are estate homes rising upward. Every home has a fireplace, a rarity in Los Angeles. The majority of layouts are open plan, so as not to obstruct the panoramic views. Bathrooms have a free-standing tub so you can soak in the view. Stone vanities, his-and-hers walk-in closets, en-suite bedrooms, private elevator vestibules, state-of-the-art kitchens—this is elevated living taken to the extreme, with understated flair that only the discerning buyer or guest would recognize.
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10250 Constellation Blvd., Suite 3050 1.310.246.4777
Duplex Residence Living Room, Fairmont Century Plaza Residences
Los Angeles has historically been a place of distinctive neighborhood identities, with power centers shifting as the city developed throughout
the 20th Century. The redesigned and repositioned Fairmont Century Plaza is both a response and a catalyst to a neighborhood rapidly growing into the undisputed power center of L.A. It’s no coincidence that the Hotel sits on the corner of the Avenue of the Stars and Constellation Boulevard. Orbited by industry giants, with CAA, the most powerful talent agency in the world, on one side of the Hotel and the legendary 20th Century Fox Studios on the other, the hotel is a magnet for the best and brightest of Los Angeles’ many stars.
Westfield Century City is redefining the retail experience, creating a destination for more than just consumption.
Among its 1.2 million square feet of boutiques, flagships, restaurants, and parking, also stands 8 acres of public space. That means an outdoor dining district, walkable plazas, tree-lined paths, an entertaining space, and shelters to chill out beneath on a sunny Los Angeles day. Anchor tenants include the West Coast’s first Eataly, where residents of Century Plaza and its surrounding areas can pick up fresh fish or prepped produce from the vegetable butcher. Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, and Macy’s are the flagship department stores here, while 200- plus other retailers spanning all manner of lifestyle needs from sports equipment to edgy fashion have planted flags in Westfield Century City.
This innovative retail experience was born from an utterly Angeleno way of living, in which getting outside is always the goal. More than $950 million has been spent in designing the ultimate shopping destination, so that parking takes seconds, not minutes. To encourage a car-free way of life, the Purple subway line will extend adjacent to Westfield, storage and changing facilities for cyclists are available on site, and free Wi-Fi coverage over the entire property so visitors can spend the day worry-free without missing a message.
Along with all the foot traffic and cutting edge programs that were developed for the site, Westfield is committed to revitalizing this critical intersection of Los Angeles through economic growth. Westfield Century City has created some 10,000 new permanent retail and construction jobs and is projected to generate $1.4 billion in economic output for the community.
Along with its neighbors, Westfield will continue to complement Century Plaza as Los Angeles’ hub of arts, entertainment, dining, retail, and modern living.