A hotel+housing complex development takes a step forward in West Hollywood at 8850 Sunset Boulevard. The project proposal includes new details and an updated project timeline for the proposed hotel and housing complex at the site of the landmark Viper room.
Silver Creek Development Co. is the property developer. Culver City-based architecture firm Morphosis is managing the design concepts and construction.
Named for its address, 8850 Sunset Boulevard will bring a new fifteen-story building featuring a hotel with 115 rooms and 31 market-rate condominiums. The building will yield a built-up area of 240,000 square feet. The complex will have allotted areas for meeting space, retail, and amenities. Additionally, ten units will be offered as affordable housing. A five-level parking garage spanning an area of 180,000 square feet with a capacity of 240 vehicles will be developed on the site. The complex will offer a terrace deck and landscaped open areas.
The building facade will rise to a height of 200 feet. Renderings reveal a facade designed in glass facing Sunset Boulevard, housing the hotel lobby, restaurant space, digital signage, and the entrance to the Viper Room.
Though it is being built as a single development, the project will include separate residential and hotel buildings located on the east and west sides of the site, framing a 120-foot opening that is the project’s signature architectural element. The two buildings will be unified by a bridge structure on the top levels of the building, which will include additional restaurant space, amenity decks, and swimming pools for residents and hotel guests.
Silver Creek Development Co. acquired the project site in 2017 for $80 million. The new development will replace the Viper Room as well as billboards, parking, and a handful of other small commercial buildings.
Construction is expected to begin in 2022 and conclude in 2025. The property site is located toward the south side of the Sunset Strip between Larrabee Street and San Vicente Boulevard.