Construction is expected to begin in Spring 2020 for a 28-story hotel tower in Downtown's Historic Core, announced ASAP/Adam Sokol Architecture Practice.
The $75-million Spring Street Hotel, slated for the current site of a parking lot at 633 S. Spring Street, would feature 170 guest rooms - including 20 suites - with ground-floor restaurant space, conference facilities, a screening room, a fitness club, and a multi-level rooftop bar and pool.
The lower levels of the tower, which would rise 342 feet in height, are designed with a geometric grad which matches the height of neighboring historic buildings. This concept changes on the upper floors, which feature irregular-shaped window openings, and a sculpted rooftop which culminates in a pointed crown.
Westside Urban Forum recently recognized the project at its 2019 Design Awards. “So much design today in downtown LA feels the same, and the inventiveness of this project is appreciated,” reads a statement released by the Design Awards jury. “It’s a piece of geology growing out of the ground that on the inside creates myriad environments.”
In addition to ASAP, developer Lizard Capital's design team includes executive architect HED, Psomas, Nabih Youssef Associates, AMA Consulting Engineers, Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design, and Newson Brown Acoustics.
Completion of the Spring Street Hotel is expected in 2022.
Though primarily a residential neighborhood in the past two decades, the Historic Core has recently seen several proposed and under-construction hotels. Three blocks north at the intersection of Spring and 4th Streets, a 1920s parking garage is being repurposed as a 180-room Cambria Hotel and an 11-story, 315-room citizenM hotel recently broke ground. Additionally, the new owners of the Continental Building - considered Los Angeles' first skyscraper - intend to convert the 12-story edifice into a 140-key hotel.
- 633 S. Spring Street (Urbanize LA)