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Mapping the Out-of-Control Hotel Boom About to Hit Hollywood

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Lately it seems like we're hearing about a new hotel on the way in Hollywood at least once an hour. A decade ago, tourists didn't even want to stay in the neighborhood past dark, but now here it is with hundreds and hundreds of hotel rooms in the works, mostly in entirely new buildings (some of which will be pretty tall). Boutiques, giant mixed-users, "European-style" hotels, luxury extended-stays, and "urban kibbutzes," oh my—did you think the Sunset Strip hotel boom was crazy? It's got nothing on Hollywood.

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1. Mama Shelter

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1557 Wilcox Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028

The tiny and very hip French chain will be opening its first US outpost, with 76 rooms, in early 2015. Design is by Philippe Starck and the feel is either "urban kibbutz" or baby Château Marmont.

2. Dream Hollywood

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6417 Selma Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Dream Hotels is working on its first West Coast outpost on Selma right now; it'll have 182 rooms and design by Killefer Flammang.

3. Hotel Argyle

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1800 Argyle Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Kimpton Hotels helped revive a long-languishing plan for a 16-story tower at Argyle and Hollywood and plans on a hotel with 225 rooms, restaurant space, and lots and lots of parking. It's unclear if this Coe Architecture rendering represents the current design.

4. Vine Inn & Suites

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1133 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90038

The non-beloved old Vagabond Inn is set to be replaced with a six-story hotel with 112 rooms, a cafe, and a pool.

5. 1523 Wilcox

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1523 Wilcox Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Papers have just recently been filed to replace a small commercial building here with a 12-story hotel.

6. 1525 Cahuenga

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1525 North Cahuenga Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Across the street from Space 15 Twenty, there are plans for a 55-room hotel with a rooftop pool and bar, plus a restaurant.

7. 5600 Hollywood

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5600 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Aterlier V is designing this six-story "European-style" boutique, which is set to have 80 rooms, a restaurant, a rooftop bar and deck, and a second-level courtyard with lap pool. Work isn't expected to start until at least mid-2016, though.

8. Jack in the Box site

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6407 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

The out-of-place Jack in the Box drive-through at Sunset and Cahuenga has just sold to a company known for developing Marriotts and odds look good they'll want to put up a hotel on the site. Unfortunately, Jack in the Box still has a lease through 2019.

9. Millennium Hollywood

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1720 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Ok, so the 35- and 39-story towers of Millennium Hollywood may sit on an active fault, but assuming the developers rearrange the plans enough for them to be built, they'll have a hotel with an observation deck on top, along with residential units, retail space, restaurants, offices, and a sports club.

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10. Academy Square

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Vine Street & De Longpre Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028

The massive, block-sized Academy Square campus will have creative office space, retail and restaurants, and a 23-story tower that could possibly have up to 100 hotel rooms (if it doesn't go purely residential).

11. Villa Carlotta

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5959 Franklin Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028

The legendary Villa Carlotta is being "repositioned" as an extended-stay luxury hotel with a rooftop lounge and "a number" of furnished units catering to traveling entertainment types.

12. Columbia Square

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6121 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Half of the units at the posh, 20-story Residences at Columbia Square will be super-fancy, fully-furnished, extended-stay hotel rooms designed by maximalist Kelly Wearstler.

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1. Mama Shelter

1557 Wilcox Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028

The tiny and very hip French chain will be opening its first US outpost, with 76 rooms, in early 2015. Design is by Philippe Starck and the feel is either "urban kibbutz" or baby Château Marmont.

1557 Wilcox Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028

2. Dream Hollywood

6417 Selma Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Dream Hotels is working on its first West Coast outpost on Selma right now; it'll have 182 rooms and design by Killefer Flammang.

6417 Selma Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028

3. Hotel Argyle

1800 Argyle Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Kimpton Hotels helped revive a long-languishing plan for a 16-story tower at Argyle and Hollywood and plans on a hotel with 225 rooms, restaurant space, and lots and lots of parking. It's unclear if this Coe Architecture rendering represents the current design.

1800 Argyle Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028

4. Vine Inn & Suites

1133 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90038

The non-beloved old Vagabond Inn is set to be replaced with a six-story hotel with 112 rooms, a cafe, and a pool.

1133 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90038

5. 1523 Wilcox

1523 Wilcox Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Papers have just recently been filed to replace a small commercial building here with a 12-story hotel.

1523 Wilcox Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028

6. 1525 Cahuenga

1525 North Cahuenga Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Across the street from Space 15 Twenty, there are plans for a 55-room hotel with a rooftop pool and bar, plus a restaurant.

1525 North Cahuenga Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

7. 5600 Hollywood

5600 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Aterlier V is designing this six-story "European-style" boutique, which is set to have 80 rooms, a restaurant, a rooftop bar and deck, and a second-level courtyard with lap pool. Work isn't expected to start until at least mid-2016, though.

5600 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

8. Jack in the Box site

6407 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

The out-of-place Jack in the Box drive-through at Sunset and Cahuenga has just sold to a company known for developing Marriotts and odds look good they'll want to put up a hotel on the site. Unfortunately, Jack in the Box still has a lease through 2019.

6407 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

9. Millennium Hollywood

1720 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028
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Ok, so the 35- and 39-story towers of Millennium Hollywood may sit on an active fault, but assuming the developers rearrange the plans enough for them to be built, they'll have a hotel with an observation deck on top, along with residential units, retail space, restaurants, offices, and a sports club.

1720 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028

10. Academy Square

Vine Street & De Longpre Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028

The massive, block-sized Academy Square campus will have creative office space, retail and restaurants, and a 23-story tower that could possibly have up to 100 hotel rooms (if it doesn't go purely residential).

Vine Street & De Longpre Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028

11. Villa Carlotta

5959 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028

The legendary Villa Carlotta is being "repositioned" as an extended-stay luxury hotel with a rooftop lounge and "a number" of furnished units catering to traveling entertainment types.

5959 Franklin Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028

12. Columbia Square

6121 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Half of the units at the posh, 20-story Residences at Columbia Square will be super-fancy, fully-furnished, extended-stay hotel rooms designed by maximalist Kelly Wearstler.

6121 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028