The Miramar Hotel Reveals New Design

The Miramar Hotel Reveals New Design

The Miramar Hotel Reveals New Design

New York, New York (April 11, 2018) –Ocean Avenue LLC, the owner of the Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, today revealed its proposed new design for the redevelopment of the hotel. To be known as “The Miramar Santa Monica”, the project will create a bold landmark for Downtown Santa Monica, with stunning contemporary architecture and magnificent new open spaces that both respect and celebrate the Miramar’s two local landmarks and will significantly enhance the pedestrian realm. 

Following an international design competition, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects was selected to lead the design of the Miramar Santa Monica. Internationally-renown landscape architects GGN were later added to the design team along with historic preservation consultant Robert Chattel of Chattel Inc. The new design embraces the historic tree, making it the true focal point of the project. It removes the tall walls currently surrounding the hotel, opening up the site and creating significant new pedestrian access, activated by exciting new food and beverage offerings.

The plan includes 312 updated guest rooms, no more than 60 market rate condominiums and a 100% affordable housing building at 1127/1129 Second Street. More than 50% of the site will remain open space, including approximately 14,000 sq. feet of new publicly-accessible gardens and on-site, underground parking for approximately 475 vehicles. It preserves and celebrates two local landmarks (the historic Palisades Building and the spectacular Moreton Bay Fig Tree). In addition, the popular Bungalow and FIG Restaurant will both return in new and improved locations that take full advantage of The Miramar Santa Monica’s dramatic ocean views.

“The Miramar hotel has been an integral part of the Santa Monica community for nearly 100 years,” said Cesar and Rafael Pelli in a joint statement. “With that in mind, we have designed the new Miramar with the goal of embracing the local community. While the new buildings are magnificent, and reflect the energy and ethos of Santa Monica, the human experiences at the pedestrian level are equally extraordinary and make a meaningful contribution to the urban fabric of Downtown Santa Monica.”

Visit the project website here for more information.

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