News October 27, 2020

New AC Hotel Planned for Ventura Boulevard

A presentation posted by the Encino Neighborhood Council unveils plans for a new Marriott-branded hotel on Ventura Boulevard.

The proposed hotel, which would be called the Sherman Oaks AC Hotel by Marriott, is slated for a property at 15485 Ventura Boulevard.  Plans call for razing an existing 1960s-era development – the 70-room Sherman Hotel – to make way for the construction of a six-story building featuring 159 guest rooms above street-level commercial space and semi-subterranean parking.

Renderings of the project depict a contemporary podium-type building, rising approximately 75 feet in height.  A second-level setback would be used to create a pool deck for guests, wrapped by additional indoor amenities.  The building’s upper floor would include a bar with outdoor seating overlooking Ventura Boulevard.

The project is being designed by WATG.  The developer of the proposed AC Hotel, Irvine-based DKN Hotels, owns a dozen properties in the Los Angeles area, including a second AC Hotel planned in Downtown Burbank.

The development site sits less than a half-mile southwest of the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and Camarillo Street, where developer IMT Residential is planning a mixed-use apartment complex featuring more than 300 residential units.

Original article written by Steven Sharp on Oct 14, 2020