Tuesday, May 15, 2012

How Big is a 250-Room Hotel? Ask a Duck

Above is the "Radisson at USC" which has 240 rooms.  It is right across from the USC campus on Figueroa.  It isn't shy about calling itself a "hotel," even though it has ten fewer rooms than the proposed facility at UCLA which the administration insists is not really a hotel but rather a "residential conference center" and sometimes just a "conference center."  And yes, the Radisson at USC has conference rooms including a 7,000 square foot ballroom. Do we really need to pretend about what UCLA's proposed facility is? There is a saying about such pretense...

UPDATE: There will be a public hearing on the latest Environmental Impact Report on the hotel on June 5, 2012, 7 PM, at the UCLA Faculty Center.  In the official announcement below, the hotel is called a "Conference and Guest Center."

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