Palisociety, the parent group of Palihotels and Palihouses, announced Thursday that it has joined with developer Timberlane Partners to open the Silver Lake Pool and Inn, a new 54-room boutique hotel next to Sunset Junction.
The hotel is expected to open in late spring 2019.
“Silver Lake is a community we know and appreciate not only for its unique point of view but for its authentic, neighborhood-focused sensibility,” said Palisociety founder Avi Brosh. “This hotel is going to appeal to that quality of life in a really creative, comfortable way.”
The inn will feature an elevated pool deck as well as a “coastal Italian” restaurant “designed with travelers and Silver Lake locals in mind,” says an announcement from the hoteliers.
Interiors incorporate vintage leather furnishings, wood and stone details, and in-room plants, aiming for a “discerning, distinctly Californian” feel.
Developers hired Venice-based design and architectural studio Electric Bowery to update the property.
Palisociety operates Palihouses in West Hollywood and Santa Monica, and is anticipating the openings of Palihotels in Culver City and Westwood Village by the end of the year, according to the company’s website.
Timberlane Partners was featured in a 2015 Bloomberg article about how to convert drab, normal apartment buildings into hip, millennial-geared spaces. According to Timberlane’s website, the firm has recently completed work on properties in Echo Park and East Hollywood.
The hotel building was built in the 1980s as a motel. It was called the Sunshine City Apartments and used as studio apartments up until the end of last year. At that time, residents were paid to relocate, the Eastsider LA reported. It’s not clear how many of the studios were occupied at that time.