The first 20 owners of time shares at the 1,201-room PH Towers at Planet Hollywood Resort began checking in Friday morning, resort spokeswoman Amy Sadowsky said.
The remainder of the tower will open to the general public Dec. 28, with a grand opening celebration in January.
About 20 percent of the rooms will be time shares, with the condominiums on the top four floors. The rest of the tower is made up of hotel rooms.
Planet Hollywood Resort had 2,496 rooms before the new tower’s opening.
The 52-story PH Towers is a partnership between Planet Hollywood Resort and Westgate, a Florida-based time share company.
The towers connect to the resort through a 100-foot entrance to the Miracle Mile Shops.
Plans call for adding another 1,586-room tower by November 2013.
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