A reader by the name of Patrick Z sends in these updated renderings he spotted from the CRA website of a dual brand combo of Marriott hotels in one 23-story high rise–including a 175-room Marriott Courtyard and 218-room Residence Inn by Marriott totaling 393 rooms–that is slated to break ground this year across from the mega-complex LA Live, which will add even more pedestrian energy to a growing entertainment district. The developer for the project is Portland-based Williams/Dame & Associates.
The updated renderings are somewhat of an improvement aesthetically over the initial earlier one that was released to the public last year. The new renderings suggest that there will be a billboard (possibly LED?) at the corner of the hotel facing the intersection of Olympic Blvd and Francisco St, which would be directly across from the JW Marriott.
Here are some more interesting details about the project from the CRA website:
Ancillary hotel uses within the first two floors include a ground floor restaurant/lounge, coffee/wine bar, hotel shop, meeting rooms and administrative offices; the third level includes the hotel amenities deck which contains a swimming pool and hotel fitness room.
The Project…will include bicycle parking for visitors and staff and electric vehicle charging stations. Furthermore, a 1,000 square foot plaza on the corner of Olympic Boulevard and Francisco Street will create an inviting, pedestrian-friendly entrance for visitors approaching from the LA Live campus and Convention Center.