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A Beautiful Art Deco-Style Hotel Is Coming To Hollywood
Angelenos have radically different opinions on development in our fair city. While some think we should be building as much as possible, others want voters to ban it all. Whether you think new buildings are a good idea or a bad idea, we can all probably agree that most of the buildings being erected across our town are just downright uninspired and ugly. Instead of iconic L.A. dingbats, we get glass condominiums, perched atop gigantic parking structures, that would look more at home in Miami, Seattle or Dallas.
That's why it's comforting to see renderings from the architects behind a hotel project on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. The project, known as Hollywood Ivar Gardens, would build a 21-story hotel on Sunset, across the street from Amoeba Records, according to Urbanize L.A.
The hotel will replace a forlorn Jack in the Box franchise. Land developer R.D. Olson purchased the property in late 2014 for a gargantuan sum of $13.8 million.
Aside from 275 rooms, the hotel will also include a gym, an open-air garden terrace and a rooftop pool. There will also be a refreshingly small amount of parking, too—just 125 spaces sunk into a four-level underground structure.
Assuming that Hollywood NIMBYs like Michael Weinstein or the La Mirada Avenue Neighborhood Association don't attempt to litigate the project out of existence, the hotel will take 22 months to construct. However, we don't know when construction will begin (Jack in the Box is still there), nor do we know what hotel brand, as Curbed L.A. notes, will eventually grace Hollywood's rapidly rising skyline.
Take a look. Hollywood doesn't really need more hotels, but this one looks... good!