Last Wednesday, the Planning Commission approved the commencement of hotel operation at the Aztec Hotel in conjunction with room service (food and alcohol) provided by the Mayan Bar and Grill restaurant. Although, the restaurant and commercial storefronts are occupied with businesses, the hotel has not operated since approximately 2011.
The Aztec Hotel was built in 1925 and designed by the notable architect Robert Stacy-Judd. The building is generally considered Stacy-Judd’s most significant design. In 1978, the Aztec Hotel was designated a National Historic Landmark and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The property was later designated a Monrovia Local Historic Landmark (HL-10) on Dec. 16, 2003, and a Mills Act Contract (MA-56) was also approved. These designations underscore the fact that the Aztec Hotel is deemed a unique and important historic resource both locally and nationally.
The hotel includes 36 private rooms with baths and eight one-room studio apartments. In addition to the hotel, the property is home to the Mayan Bar and Grill and four commercial storefronts.
The Aztec Hotel plans to reopen its doors in the next several months, according to the city manager.