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Historic Pasadena hotel gets $60-million makeover
Historic Pasadena hotel gets $60-million makeover

A historic hotel in downtown Pasadena that served as sedate senior housing for decades is about to make a splashy comeback. The $60-million makeover of Hotel Constance reflects Pasadena's rising profile as an international travel destination. As part of its revival, the Chinese owners have brought in one of Thailand's best-known hoteliers to manage the property and attempt to shake up the city's staid hospitality market. Hong Kong interior designer Joey Ho, for instance, created a playfully futuristic-looking bar that will soon serve cocktails where generations of retirees once dined. His vision for the Colorado Boulevard hotel's upscale restaurant calls for a large...

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