Just south of Santa Monica Boulevard, the wooden framework of West Hollywood's La Peer Hotel is nearing completion.

The project, located at 627 North La Peer Drive between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue, consists of a four-story building featuring 105 guest rooms in addition to retail and restaurant space.  San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels has signed on to operate the building.

The exterior of the hotel will incorporate a variety of materials, including concrete, tile, plaster, wrought iron and glass.  Architecture firms Moules & Polyzoides, Gene Fong Associates and Urban Architecture Lab are all linked the the project.

A.J. Khair, a Los Angeles-based real estate and construction firm, is listed as the project's developer.

La Peer Hotel (Image: UAL)
627 N. La Peer Drive (Image: UAL)

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Panorama City Development Swaps Retail Space for More Housing

Proposed develompent would replace a shuttered Montgomery Ward.

A proposed $150-million development at the site of a shuttered Montgomery Ward in Panorama City may be trading retail space for more housing, according to an agenda item at next week's meeting of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission.

The ICON at Panorama, when first announced by its developer the Icon Co., called for replacing the former department store at Roscoe Boulevard and Tobias Avenue with 422 apartments and approximately 200,000 sq