A 54-room boutique hotel is coming to Silver Lake’s Sunset Junction area, making it the area’s second planned hotel.
Eastsider LA reports that an existing hotel building on Santa Monica Boulevard will be renovated and activated as a boutique inn and restaurant. The four-story structure was built as a motel in the late 1980s, but was utilized as studio apartments up until the end of last year. At that time, residents were paid to relocate, Eastsider says.
The current owners, Timberlane Partners, were featured in a 2015 Bloomberg article about how to convert drab, normal apartment buildings into hip, cool spaces geared toward millennials. According to Timberlane’s website, the firm has recently completed work on properties in Echo Park and East Hollywood.
The company has hired the Venice-based design and architectural studio Electric Bowery to redo the property.
Timberlane plans to open the hotel by the end of 2018, making it “the first newly revitalized hotel to open in Silver Lake,” according to a statement from the company.
That would also put its opening solidly before another boutique hotel planned for the neighborhood. That development, within Frost/Chaddock’s Sunset Gateway project, would bring a trio of new buildings to the area near Sunset and Santa Monica boulevards, but that hotel wouldn’t even begin construction until 2019 at the earliest.