Sunset Time’s Latest Design Iteration Gets City Approval

The Sunset Time's Pendry Hotel on the southeast corner of Sunset Boulevard and Olive Drive (Illustration by Erhlich Architects).
The Sunset Time’s Pendry Hotel on the southeast corner of Sunset Boulevard and Olive Drive. (Illustration by Erhlich Architects).

Sunset Time, a major hotel and residential project that has been in the works for years, has gone public with the latest iteration of its design.

Illustrations of the project by Erlich Architects were presented to the Design Review Subcommittee of the city’s Planning Commission last night. The subcommittee approved the design, leaving the developer, Combined Properties, ready to build once it gets approval from the city’s building and safety staff. The project originally was approved by the City Council in 2010, however, like many projects, it was delayed during the Great Recession.

The project consists of two buildings that will sit on the southeast corner of Sunset Boulevard and Olive Drive, where the House of Blues now is located, and extend south to Fountain Avenue. Facing Sunset Boulevard will be an eight-story hotel with 149 guest rooms, shops and a restaurant and bar. The hotel will be part of the Montage Hotel & Resort company’s Pendry brand, which includes another hotel under construction in San Diego. Fronting Olive Drive and Fountain Avenue will be a 45-unit five-story condo building. The hotel building incorporates a 6,000 square-foot digital sign into its facade. Construction is expected to begin this year.

Sunset Time is one of several new hotels coming to the Sunset Strip, including the Sunset LaCienega project and the Marriott Edition hotel, which will go up on Sunset at Doheny. The Sunset Time project got an overall favorable review from Stephanie Reich, the city’s urban designer.

More images of the building from Erlich Architects are on the pages that follow.

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Reason
Reason
4 years ago

As I looked at these renderings, I couldn’t help but ask myself if these were designed by the same architect who did the Movietown Plaza and Domain Buildings currently under construction on Santa Monica because of the similarity in the designs on the facades. This is just my opinion, but man that thing is butt ugly. Also, how did they get away with building condos and not having any affordable housing in the mix occurred to me. Then it struck me – the word ‘MONTAGE’ came into play – oh how cool will it be to have a MONTAGE property… Read more »

Jonathan Simmons
Jonathan Simmons
4 years ago

OK – I disagree on the building of so much. BUT IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN. I accept it. BUT PLEASE – MY GOD – IMAGE 5 ALONE – REALLY SHOWS HOW AWFUL A DESIGN THE PROJECT IS. Suggestion (I CALL IT A TIP – HAVING LIVED ATOP KINGS RD FOR YEARS – THE STEEPNESS OF THE INCLINE IS ACTUALLY SO GREAT – THAT IF THE HOTEL WERE BUILT WITH THE FIRST FLOOR ON THE FOUNTAIN SIDE AND GOING STRAIGHT UP – IT WOULD HAVE MINIMAL IMPACT ON THE ANDAZ HOTEL VIEW. NONE ON THE HOMES NORTH OF SUNSET. STOP THE… Read more »

cathy
cathy
4 years ago

…and so sad to lose the John Barrymore guesthouse which was the site of the old Butterfield’s restaurant….and it was a lovely old house…..

Dan Morin
Dan Morin
4 years ago

Yes, please, another Louis Vuitton store! Beverly Hills East needs more affirmation. And screw the homeless and hungry.

Alison
Alison
4 years ago

How many rent stabilized units will be losing this time?