Hopefully tourists love staying in and around Hollywood, because the neighborhood is in the midst of a big play to monopolize the hospitality industry in Los Angeles. The Hollywood hotel boom is well on its way, with no fewer than 13 projects in various stages of development or recently opened. Last year, plans were announced for a short hotel just north of Franklin on Wilcox, and further details have just been revealed: the West Hollywood development firm AJ Khair has filed renderings with the city for the six-story hotel they plan to build on the site of an auto repair shop at 1925 Wilcox Avenue, reports Urbanize LA.
The hotel, designed by Gene Fong Associates, will have 159 guest rooms and two levels of underground parking with a capacity for 148 cars. It will also have a second-story swimming pool and spa deck, a fitness center, and a computer lounge, plus 2,900 square feet of restaurant and bar space.
The developers are currently working through some zoning variances to allow them to build a hotel in a residential zone, and they'll also need some leeway on the proposed height of the structure, as well as permission to serve alcohol. As such, they have not yet announced a timeline for construction or an estimated date of completion.
· Six-Story Hotel to Rise in Hollywood [Urbanize LA]
· 159-Room Hotel Headed for Wilcox Near Franklin [Curbed LA]
· Mapping the Out-of-Control Hotel Boom About to Hit Hollywood [Curbed LA]