Holiday Inn gets kicked to the curb for a new four-star luxury center hotel in LA.

The humble downtown Los Angeles Holiday Inn will undergo a $10-million renovation and a name change designed to capitalize on its position near Staples Center and the L.A. Live entertainment complex. When the work is completed this spring, the 195-room hotel will be renamed the Luxe City Center Hotel, part of an upscale, Los Angeles-based hotel chain, Luxe Hotel officials said Tuesday. The hotel will remain open during the renovation work. With a new name and face lift, the four-star Luxe City Center Hotel is expected to fit better among the glitzy new restaurants, clubs, museums and movie theaters that now border Staples Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center, said Jane Coloccia, a spokeswoman for Luxe Hotels. – From LA Times