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Mapping the Sunset Strip's Hotel Madness

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To say that the once-dangerous, sorta-scuzzy Sunset Strip's changed would be an understatement. The short stretch of Sunset in WeHo is in demand, especially for those who are looking to put a hotel up. The area's experiencing a record number of new projects, says Bloomberg, and there sure are a lot of them hotels. (Maybe that has to do with the fact that WeHo had one of the highest hotel occupancies in LA County last year?) These five hotels are in various stages of the getting-built process—some are in the works now, others are just rumored— but they all reflect a big change to the Strip. Just look at what they'll be taking out.


· Porn Out, Hotels In as Sunset Strip Reborn: Real Estate [Bloomberg]
· Sunset Strip Hustler Store Could Be Replaced By a Hotel [Curbed LA]
· Boutique James Hotel Headed to Giant Sunset|La Cienega [Curbed LA]
· A New Look for the Former James Hotel Site at Sunset/Hilldale [Curbed LA]

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1. Former Hustler Hollywood Store

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8920 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 860-9009

The store just sold (don't worry; Hustler's moving to a new locale) and rumors that the building will be razed and hotel will sprout have been flying since.

2. House of Blues Sunset Strip

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8430 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 848-5100
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This project was proposed back in 2010, but then went silent. Now, it's back and developers Combined Properties Inc. have teamed with AECOM. 149 hotel rooms, 40 condos, five rental units and an "entertainment venue"are in the works for this site. Construction's supposed to start in late 2015, and wrap about two-and-half years after that.

3. Sunset/Harper lot

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8240 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90046

Owners of lot at North Harper and Sunset that once housed the former Beach on Sunset club, A.J. Khair Development & Construction and partners are thinking a hotel might be just the thing for the spot, though nothing's confirmed yet.

4. 8950 Sunset

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8950 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

8950 Sunset has been waiting a long time for its hotel (at one point, a James hotel was headed this way), but recent movement on the project makes it seem like things are actually moving forward. The 165-room hotel will have four residences, a rooftop deck, and space for a restaurant.

5. James Hotel at Sunset|La Cienega

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8500 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

The Sunset|La Cienega mega-project will have, among other things, a chic James Hotel. When it's finished, the hotel will have two 10-story towers, 286 rooms, two restaurants, bars in the lobby and on the roof, and 10,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel's expected to open in 2016.

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1. Former Hustler Hollywood Store

8920 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

The store just sold (don't worry; Hustler's moving to a new locale) and rumors that the building will be razed and hotel will sprout have been flying since.

8920 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069

2. House of Blues Sunset Strip

8430 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

This project was proposed back in 2010, but then went silent. Now, it's back and developers Combined Properties Inc. have teamed with AECOM. 149 hotel rooms, 40 condos, five rental units and an "entertainment venue"are in the works for this site. Construction's supposed to start in late 2015, and wrap about two-and-half years after that.

8430 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

3. Sunset/Harper lot

8240 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90046

Owners of lot at North Harper and Sunset that once housed the former Beach on Sunset club, A.J. Khair Development & Construction and partners are thinking a hotel might be just the thing for the spot, though nothing's confirmed yet.

8240 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90046

4. 8950 Sunset

8950 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069

8950 Sunset has been waiting a long time for its hotel (at one point, a James hotel was headed this way), but recent movement on the project makes it seem like things are actually moving forward. The 165-room hotel will have four residences, a rooftop deck, and space for a restaurant.

8950 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

5. James Hotel at Sunset|La Cienega

8500 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069

The Sunset|La Cienega mega-project will have, among other things, a chic James Hotel. When it's finished, the hotel will have two 10-story towers, 286 rooms, two restaurants, bars in the lobby and on the roof, and 10,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel's expected to open in 2016.

8500 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069