Miramar Hotel Proposes Slightly Less Humongous Design at 130 feet
Affordable housing to be conveniently built near the Huntley Hotel
April 17, 2018
The owners of Santa Monica's historic Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows on Ocean and Wilshire unveiled new plans for a major expansion. At least they no longer call for a 21-story tower, reports Curbed LA website. https://la.curbed.com/2018/4/12/17228878/santa-monica-miramar-hotel-expansion-renderings
The sleek contemporary design will be only 130 feet tall. Still, the project is major. It will include 312 remodeled guest rooms, 60 market-rate condos, 475 underground parking spaces. At least they saved Senator Jones' ficus tree. Jones, the founder of Santa Monica, owned the property in the late 19th Century.
A separate affordable apartment complex with at least 30 units would be built behind the Miramar on Second Street, right next-door to a competing hotel, the Huntley.
The Miramar was owned by Dell of Dell Computers fame. His people circulated a flier demonizing the owner of the Huntley hotel, which is a little taller than the Miramar.
About half of the site will be dedicated to "food and beverage" outlets accessible to the public on the ground-floor. Plans also call for a 14,000-square-foot garden at the corner of Wilshire and Ocean.