Sleep tight! LA’s notorious Cecil Hotel – where two serial killers lived and 16 people died – could re-open this year following Netflix documentary. But would YOU want to stay there?

  • The controversial Cecil Hotel in LA could re-open by the end of 2021 it emerged in documents submitted to city planners
  • The 600-bed hotel, rebranded as Stay on Main in 2011, was bought by luxury hoteliers Simon Baron Development in 2014 for $30million
  • In 2016 the company submitted plans to the LA City Council to refurbish it into hotel rooms and longer-stay apartments; the hotel closed in 2017 
  • After a delay the renovation looked to be moving ahead, according to documents the company filed as part of the hotel’s refurbishment
  • Plans submitted to the city include the installation of 299 in-room mini bars and a roof top bar
  • The hotel is the subject of a new Netflix series, Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel, investigating the 2013 disappearance and death of Canadian student Elisa Lam, 21, whose naked body was found in the building’s water tank 
  • There have been at least 16 deaths at the Cecil Hotel since it opened in 1927
  • Six people reportedly committed suicide in the hotel in the 1930s alone, while a teen mother threw her newborn out of the window after giving birth in 1944 
  • ‘Pigeon’ Goldie Osgood, a retired telephone operator, was found raped, strangled, and fatally stabbed at the Cecil Hotel in 1964
  • Serial killers Richard Ramirez, better known as ‘The Night Stalker,’ and Jack Unterweger lived in the hotel in 1985 and 1991, respectively The Cecil Hotel is not known for giving its guests the most peaceful night’s sleep.  

    Its 600 rooms in downtown Los Angeles have hosted two serial killers – as well as at least 16 grisly murders, mysterious deaths and suicides since it was built in the 1920s. 

    The building’s notoriously gruesome past has inspired movies, plays, podcasts and even Netflix’s new series, Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel, which premiered earlier this month and focused on the 2013 disappearance and death of 21-year-old Canadian college student Elisa Lam, whose naked body was found in the hotel’s water tank.But soon it may be possible to again book a room at one of America’s most notorious hotels after luxury developers submitted fresh documents to the Los Angeles City Council as part of long-delayed plans to refurbish and re-ope – potentially by the end of this year. 

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