The Los Angeles hotel construction boom shows no signs of slowing down, with the latest being a 66-key boutique hotel project.
The owners of the existing Maison 140 Hotel at 140 S. Lasky Drive plan to replace the aging building and an adjacent parking lot with the new four-story hotel, according to Urbanize. The ownership entity, Ingram Holdings, plans to call the new structure, the Lasky Hotel. It recently received a greenlight from city planning officials. A timeline for construction hasn’t been released.
The project is around the corner from the Beverly Hilton and neighboring One Beverly Hills site, where Hilton owner Beny Alagem is developing a large mixed-use condo and hotel complex. Architect Norman Foster is designing the One Beverly Hills project.
The Lasky Hotel project, meanwhile, will include ground-floor retail, a rooftop deck and inner courtyard area.
The Maison 140 Hotel dates to the 1930s. It has 44 rooms and spans about 14,500 square feet. Ingram Holdings purchased the property through an LLC in 2012 for $11.5 million. Property records suggest Utah-based Hartland Hotel Group is also involved in the project.
Kollin Altomare Architects is the designer, positioning the Lasky as “a small-scale version of the grand European hotel.” The Long Beach-based architect is prolific in the hospitality industry. The firm has designed hotels for major brands and smaller boutique companies. Its work in L.A. includes the ground-up Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel and a redesign of the Viceroy L’Ermitage in Beverly Hills. [Urbanize] — Dennis Lynch