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Developer Izek Shomof readies for major renovation of hotel across from Inglewood stadium

It’s one of many developments headed for the neighborhood

Fencing is up around the Airport Park Hotel in Inglewood. Developer Izek Shomof plans to renovate the property into an upscale hotel.
Photo by Bianca Barragan

Developer Izek Shomof purchased an Inglewood hotel about a year ago, with plans to totally remodel the property as a new $2.6 billion NFL stadium rises across the street.

Shomof says he is “hopefully days away from getting our construction permit” to begin working on a comprehensive renovation.

“It will be a big, complete rehab,” he says.

Additions to the hotel will include a new swimming pool, a restaurant, and a glamorous lobby, and the hotel’s 180 rooms will be overhauled. Shomof is still selecting an operator for the boutique hotel, and is not ruling out having his company operate it.

There’s fencing up now around the 1960s-era hotel, located at 3900 West Century Boulevard. To the north, construction is underway on the future home of the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers.

The stadium will open in about two years. Shomof plans to open his hotel just before then.

The football stadium is just one part of a massive, 298-acre mixed-use district that will bring office space, retail, apartments and townhouses, a 300-room hotel, and acres of green space to Inglewood.

The whole project, developed Wilson Meany and Stockbridge Capital, is expected to have quite an effect on the neighborhood, especially when coupled with the arrival of the Crenshaw/LAX rail line in 2019 and a planned (and hotly contested) Clippers arena. Inglewood’s big-ticket developments are already having an effect on home values in the neighborhood.

Shomof is busy elsewhere in the LA area, most notably with a huge mixed-use project in Boyle Heights, where he plans to transform the Art Deco Sears tower and its adjacent 10-story distribution center into a residential and retail complex with more than 1,000 residential units, a rooftop eatery, event space, and a food hall.