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Cartoonishly Snooty Neighbors Get Langham Hotel to Drop Condos

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Back in 2007, the Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena (then the Ritz-Carlton Huntington) sold to Pacific Eagle Holdings. In 2008, the company announced a $25 million renovation--they told Curbed they'd be getting new pool and common area furniture, working on the landscaping, improving the spa, and making changes to the dining situation. Turns out they were also working on a new master plan that included 50 high-end condos on the hotel's grounds, according to the Pasadena Star-News. But don't sweat it, because those plans have already been dropped, due to the probably-ascot-wearing neighbors of the Oak Knoll Residents Association. Here's the association's current president: "The neighbors felt that multi-tenant structures were not in concert with the definition of the neighborhood and would have a negative impact on home values." And here's the association's "next in line": "This is a very, very exclusive neighborhood, and we can't see how having multi-family residences would improve values." Now Pacific Eagle says it's dropped the application for the project, but it doesn't make any promises about the future--a rep tells the paper that in a few years they could submit a revised plan.
· Langham Hotel drops plans to build luxury on-site condo development [PSN]
· Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa Getting Some Work Done [Curbed LA]

Langham Huntington Hotel

1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106