The Holiday Inn in downtown Burbank recently completed the second phase of a $15-million renovation project that included a more modern ballroom and restaurant as well as an expanded fitness center.
The full remodel of the 485-room hotel, located at 150 E. Angeleno Ave., should be completed by next April, according to Erika Hofmann, the hotel's director of operations.
General Manager Chris Haven said the improvements are meant to bring the hotel up to date and compete with new rivals, such as a six-story, 210-room Hilton Garden Inn that received city approval in April and will be built on the corner of South San Fernando Boulevard and Verdugo Avenue.
"We want to attract new people, and … we want to look as good as these new hotels that come into town, too," Haven said. "We have the best service in town and we want our face to go with it."