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Iconic LA Athletic Club to Receive Multi-Million Dollar Facelift

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More fitness news for your Friday. Historic Downtown private club Los Angeles Athletic Club is currently in the process of receiving the largest renovation its seen since opening 134 years ago. Expected to be completed by January 2016, Curbed reports that the multi-million dollar project will feature "upgraded spa areas with a salt cave and a barbershop/salon with a speakeasy hidden inside." In other words, the 125,000-square-foot space just might give West LA's ultra-luxe Equinox Sports Club a run for its money.

DT News adds that the property's mindblowing makeover is led by LA's SRK Architects (they've upgraded ritzy places like Beverly Hills Hotel and the Hotel Bel-Air Spa) and "the interior design is transitional with a nod to classical, Romanesque, and Art Deco motifs." Fancy. Construction will run in three six-month phases.
· Los Angeles Athletic Club [Official Site]
· Major Overhaul Underway at L.A. Athletic Club [Racked]
· LA Athletic Club Adding Salt Cave, Poolside Cafe, Speakeasy [Curbed]
· West LA's Ultra-Luxe Equinox Sports Club Is the First of Its Kind [Racked]

LA Athletic Club

431 West Seventh Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014