The proposed 28-story building, designed by asap/adam sokol architecture practice, would contain 176 guest rooms above a podium featuring approximately 6,000 square feet of restaurant space, 1,500 square feet of retail space, 1,250 square feet of conference space and a 3,300-square-foot rooftop bar.
Due to the compact development site, the project would not include any on-site parking accommodations. Instead, the hotel would offer valet service utilizing existing spaces in a nearby garage.
According to the DLANC presentation, the tower is designed with two "distinct yet complimentary architectural elements," which reflect the natural settings of Southern California.
A lower facade would be built to the existing street wall height of 150 feet, employing a facade of architectural concrete. Six large columns, in addition to beams at each floor level, would provide the tower with " a sense of heft and mass not typically found in contemporary structures."
The building's tower element would feature an "innovative contemporary design," covered by a metal scrim consisting of a series of thin, linear elements. In addition to providing shade and privacy for the rooftop pool deck and hotel guests, the scrim would allow the building to be "illuminated as a volume rather than as a series of floors."
Construction of the hotel is anticipated to begin in the third quarter of 2016 and finish in the third quarter of 2018.