Tod McIntyre, the Planning & Public Affairs Manager for Cerrell Associates Inc. who were trying to get the Hotel Ray up and running wrote back a very short reply to my email asking for any comments.
You are correct. The project was denied by the Area Planning Commission.
I was kind of “curious” to see the Eames inspired hotel, which I have heard it was supposed to be. I’d think any well executed design would float around here … I wonder what went wrong … more discussion is found on LA Curbed.