The adaptive reuse of a historic hotel in downtown Culver City is just months away from completion.
The Palihotel Culver City, a $20 million project from Grifka Group, is transforming the historic West End Hotel at 3927 Van Buren Place. The three-story building, which was built in 1927, will feature 49 high end guest rooms along with a restaurant, bar, and access to a private guest courtyard for select rooms.
Grifka Group acquired the property in late 2016, which required substantial improvements including new electrical, plumbing, HVAC and an elevator. Founder Leo Grifka noted, "The building was in dilapidated condition with a host of existing issues," which required tearing the building down to the studs.
Culver City-based Shubin + Donaldson Architects is designing the roughly 19,000 square foot project. The fully renovated interior will be outfitted with high end materials and designer finishes. The historic facade will maintain its original character, along with the addition of a custom steel canopy that will house lit glass over the front entrance. The historic Hotel West End rooftop sign will also be cleaned and brought back to life.
The hotel is expected to open in late fall 2018.
The Palihotel Culver City will be joined by another adaptive reuse Palihotel in Westwood Village this year. Paligroup already operates Palihouses (the company's "luxury" brand) in West Hollywood and Santa Monica, as well as their original Palihotel located on Melrose Ave.