The Venice Paper checks in with the Ray Hotel, a proposed 57-room hotel at 901 Abbot Kinney Blvd (the site of the former studio of designers Charles and Ray Eames). The five-story hotel, which would have a 2,750-square-foot spa and a restaurant, would alter Venice building rules: the hotel would nearly double the height of buildings in the surrounding area—from 30 feet to 55 feet. If 57 car will now hit Abbot Kinney Blvd during evening rush hour, there'll be no significant traffic impact, according to the LA Department of Transportation. Venice residents are lovin' that the hotel is green: the paper notes that the " spa-hotel has, for the most part, sailed through the non-binding recommendation meetings of Venice’s neighborhood council—primarily on the basis of the green technology the developer, the Ambrose Group, intends to utilize in the project."
· Spa-Hotel High [Venice Paper]
· Green Lodging News [Lodging News]