Best Western
Hollywood Hills Hotel
EXTERIOR
EXTERIOR
EXTERIOR
EXTERIOR
DETAILS: ENTRY
DETAILS: COURTYARD
DETAILS: GRAPHICS
DETAILS: GRAPHICS
LOBBY
BEFORE - 1990s
BEFORE - 1970s
BEFORE - 2000s
This hotel remodel presents a strategy for celebrating
urbanism on a budget by reframing a gritty location,
two mismatched buildings, and a glamorized context
into a neighborhood landmark.

Originally built in the 1920s and owner-operated since the 1940s, the hotel was once a extended-stay residence for aspiring actors, famous gangsters, and prolific writers. Since then it has been a successful, affordable hotel, that caters to both tourists and locals. Our design dissolves the line between graphics and architecture to cost-effectively update the hotel’s identity, leveraging its unique urban setting and proximity to the famous “Hollywood” sign. Because the hotel sits at the boundary of a busy commercial corridor and quiet residential neighborhood a major component of the remodel focused on being a good neighbor (repairing sidewalks and re-orienting parking) and included obtaining entitlement for a bar to expand hotel services.

STATUS
COMPLETED 2011

LOCATION
LOS ANGELES, CA

PROGRAM
39,350 SF HOTEL REMODEL

CLIENT
ADLER FAMILY PRODUCTIONS, HOLLYWOOD HILLS HOTEL
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
2012 WESTSIDE URBAN FORUM, HOSPITALITY CITATION AWARD
2012 SEGD MERIT AWARD (NEWSOM DESIGN)
2011 BEST WESTERN DESIGN CHAMPION