W Hollywood

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6250 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

W Hollywood
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Exterior of W Hollywood
Building Information
Developer Gatehouse Capital
Architect HKS Architects, Inc
Management Company W Hotels Management
Number of Units 143
Number of Floors 12
Year Built 2009
Construction Method Steel
Type of Roof IRMA
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6250 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Distance to Public Transit Within one block
Region Los Angeles
Municipality Los Angeles
Zoning [Q]C4-2-SN
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

Resting at the famous intersection in Los Angeles at Hollywood and Vine is the W Hollywood Hotel & Residences. This $350 million dollar building offers 305 hotel suites and 143 condominium residences. Designed by HKS Architects and developed by Gatehouse Capital, this hotel and residential project was completed in 2009, and shares the block with the historic 1923 office and retail Taft Building.

The development includes 60,000 square feet of retail space at ground level, numerous bars and clubs and the outdoor W Ciné with a huge outdoor screen.
The W

The development also has the largest signage in Los Angeles, at about 30,000 square feet. Amenities offered to residents and guests include a full-service concierge, doorman, car detailing, and private car service, as well as a bliss spa, rooftop fitness center, dog park, and rooftop lounge and swimming pool. Owners also receive special access to Drai's Hollywood club, Delphine Eatery, W Hollywood dining, and all W Hollywood venues.

Reduced hotel rates come as an added benefit to the owners at W Hollywood, as well as hotel venue discounts, preferred rates for visiting family and friends, hotel meeting room discounts, and preferred pricing for housekeeping and room service.

Each Penthouse at the W Hollywood Residences is unique with their own design, ranging in size from 1877 square feet to 3235 square feet. All of the penthouse suites offer large terraces. Interior designers of the penthouse suites include SFA Design, Arch Interiors, AHD, NL Consulting and Van Patter Design, Cantoni, Barclay Butera, Room and Board, and Poliform.

Penthouse residents enjoy their own unique set of privileges above the residential services offered at the W Hollywood, including a private penthouse concierge for anything from restaurant reservations to booking taxis, access to W Hotel conference facilities, full access to the Bliss Spa, three additional parking spaces, and a three year Starwood Preferred Platinum membership. [1]

Location

The corner of Hollywood and Vine is said to be the most famous corner in Los Angeles, offering a world of entertainment, music, nightlife, shopping and restaurants all within walking distance. The nearest public transportation is the Metro line directly in the courtyard of the W Hollywood Hotel and Residences, making car-free transportation into downtown Los Angeles an easily accessible option. Many other bus stations are located within the vicinity.

Pantages Theatre, Vine Theatre, and Music Box Theatre are all just one block away from the residences, on Hollywood Boulevard. Directly inside the development is Drai's Hollywood Nightclub, W Hollywood Restaurant, and Delphine Eatery & Bar. Other nearby restaurants include Chicken Dijon Hollywood, Wood & Vine, and Frolic Room.

There is a dog park on-site for residents, and other nearby outdoor places include Las Palmas Playground, De Longpre Park, and the Hollywood Recreation Center. Just outside the doorstep is the famous area and tourist attraction of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which includes more than 2,400 brass stars embedded into the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, honoring the names of actors, musicians, directors, producers, musical and theatrical groups, and fictional characters.[2]

Construction

The steel structure that encompasses the famous corner block of Hollywood & Vine stands at 12 stories high, with an exterior made primarily of exposed concrete and glass. The modern architectural style was designed by HKS Architects, and was completed in 2009 by Gatehouse Capital. In 2011, W Hollywood upgraded the rooftop pool and added a dog park to attract more residents.

The development is built green to LEED standards, and is well insulated. Noise deadening concrete slabs were used in construction, as well as cork sub-floors and insulated double walls to ensure a quiet haven for the residents, cutting out both exterior and interior noise. Double-wall glass windows and insulated plumbing and HVAC systems were also installed for quieting measures.[3]

Layout and Features

The Residences at W Hollywood feature many luxurious finishes that include Poliform cabinetry, Kuppersbush and SubZero appliances, in-unit laundry, and large and spacious floor plans that range in size from 1,219 square feet to over 3,600 square feet. Also offered are generous terraces, expansive double-pane thermal glass walls to maximize views and light in the units, and resource-saving solutions for sustainable, low cost living.

Gourmet kitchens include Caesarstone counter tops with under-mount sinks and Poliform cabinetry. European hardware, stainless steel appliances, wine coolers, and coconut palm flooring are included. Most of the floor plans have at least one terraces, and many offer more than one.

Bathrooms offer Brazilian limestone floors, Kohler architectural tubs and German finishes. Large Master Bedrooms with walk-in closets are featured; the closets boast Godfrey Hirst natural wool carpeting.[4]

Floor Plans

There are six floor plans available for the W Hollywood Residences

Amenities

Amenities offered at the W Hollywood Residences include:

  • Rooftop Swimming Pool
  • Rooftop Lounge
  • Outdoor Kitchens & Fireplace
  • Concierge
  • Valet Parking
  • Doorman
  • Car Detailing
  • Private Car Service
  • Rooftop Fitness Center
  • Dog Park

Bylaws

W Hollywood Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues Yes


Pets and rentals are allowed at W Hollywood Residences.

There are no age restrictions placed on ownership.

Sustainability

W Hollywood Residences are built under the LEED Certified Silver standards, which means that everything from its architectural design to its construction materials, technology, and landscape is made for sustainability.

The developer, Gatehouse Capital, focused on making W Hollywood the most sustainable project for its size. On the development was a winning green team that included exterior architects HKS, hotel interior architects Architropolis, residential interior architects Daly Genik and landscape architects Rios Clementi Hale.

Sustainable details include energy efficient windows that are shaded by overhangs and a white "cool-roof" over the pool for deflecting heat. A biodiesel fueled generator is also used on-site. A hanging garden by Pae White, an interactive installation by Christian Moeller, and woolly lobby accessories by Claudy Jongstra are also featured. In-unit sustainability measures include Poliform kitchens and closets, Kuppersbusch inductive heating ranges, and Sub-Zero refrigerators, all with energy efficient appliances and lighting.

The developer also partnered with LA transit Metro, and had the Red Line subway station to downtown LA placed within the W Hollywood's courtyard, making car-free transport an easily accessible option for residents and guests.[5]

Trivia

$45 Million Penthouse Suite

The largest penthouse at the W Hollywood is one left slightly off-radar, perhaps for humility's sake. This 25,000 square foot suite is on the top floor, and was asking a shocking $45 million dollars. This 15th floor unit was designed by Richard Robertson III and offers massive 360 degree views of downtown Los Angeles. The suite has four bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a ballroom for your closest 250 friends, a wine room and wine vault, as well as a private screening room.

The penthouse also boasts a solarium, a gallery, its own private fitness center with a beauty parlor, a library, 17 valet spaces, a reception area with men's and women's powder rooms, and a pub-style tap room.

The master bedroom alone is over 4,000 square feet, and comes complete with its own fireplace, foyer, and over sized walk-in closet and dressing room. The closet and dressing area is designed to look like a Ralph Lauren clothing store.

During its time on the market an added benefit was that whoever purchased the unit could "work with Mr. Robertson and interior designer Sue Firestone to customize the penthouse or bring in his or her own designer." [6]


References

  1. High Rises
  2. Walk Score
  3. Skyscraper Page
  4. W Hollywood Residences
  5. Dwell
  6. LA Curbed


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