The Concourse Hotel at LAX used to be a Radisson, and now it is an ‘affiliate’ hotel of Hyatt. Hyatt are planning to make it better with cold hard cash.
The shuttle from the airport runs very frequently and is shared with the car parking company which is at the back of the hotel. The hotel is walkable from the terminals if you have time and not too much luggage.
The queue was about three people deep when I arrived but was processed quickly. I was given a standard King room on the highest floor that they had. In reality the top floors are being refurbished and are closed. In fact the floor I was on (8th) was being stripped down around me on my last day. Although I used the 4pm late check-out for Diamond members, there were carts full of hairdryers, kettles, TV’s and bed linen loaded from the other rooms. I think I was the last person to sleep on that floor before it was refurbished.
In fact the hotel is closing to new reservations for parts of the autumn as they won’t have many rooms available. It seems that Hyatt is trying to do the refurb as a big bang, with most of the upper floors being done at the same time, rather than a floor-by-floor approach.
The rooms are tired, but clean. The staff are helpful and friendly, and I shall be pleased when the works are done.
The bath tubs are going, I hope. Hotels very often leave them in place and redecorate around them. I hope that Hyatt will give us something more modern.
The restaurant has been reduced a bit since I was here last. Long of the better airport places for breakfast there seems to be a reduced range on the buffet which is given to Diamond Gold Passport members. The number of hot items is less but there are eggs, sausage, french toast as well as cereal, toast, muffins, cheese, meats and bread.
The restaurant is undergoing changing hours, so I have provided this for interest:
I shall be back a couple of times in the autumn before the hotel is rebranded and will report back on how things are going – as far as we are allowed to see that is!