on June 18, 1971 with 200 guest rooms in its 8-floors, Los Angeles-Airport
was Company operated and the 16th Motor Lodge complex operating
in the Golden State. Its
decor was described as "Spanish-Mediterranean with tropical
plantings," and the site boasted four dining rooms seating
up to 220 guests. Sited close to Los Angeles International Airport
(LAX), this facility was among 15 that were located near major
airports back in 1971. The Company believed that airport sites
offered substantial growth opportunities and encouraged new and
existing licensees to build them.
featured in magazine articles and advertisements, the Los Angeles-Airport
complex had served as a model for the Howard Johnson Company.
Later the complex took on the Plaza-Hotel label and remained a
HoJo until about 1994. By the 2000s it operated as a Four
Points by Sheraton.