One Beverly Hills is located at the western gateway to Beverly Hills between Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard. The design by Richard Meier & Partners Architects balances the residential and commercial potential of the property and creates new public spaces for the community to enjoy.
One Beverly Hills will follow all City processes, including environmental review and consideration by the Beverly Hills Planning Commission and the Beverly Hills City Council.
One Beverly Hills will offer the community more opportunities to use and enjoy the property than the approved 9900 Wilshire project.
One Beverly Hills will feature three-quarter acre public gardens on Wilshire Boulevard and along Merv Griffin Way to the landscaped hotel motor court on Santa Monica Boulevard. It will also provide over 3 acres of additional gardens, green space, walkways and seating areas.
The new rooftop restaurant and bar will be open to the public and offer spectacular panoramic views of Beverly Hills and greater Los Angeles. The hotel will also have a second restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner for visitors, residents and guests.
One Beverly Hills will provide 2 hours of free valet parking for 20 visitors at a time using the public gardens.
CBRE Hotels (formerly PKF Consulting), a leader in the feld of hotel economics, studied One Beverly Hills and concluded that it will generate more than $8.7 million a year in new revenue for the City of Beverly Hills at hotel stabilization.
This new funding can support police, fire, street maintenance and other vital city services.
One Beverly Hills will also create new ongoing sources of revenue for Beverly Hills schools.
In addition, CBRE Hotels concluded that a new luxury boutique hotel will improve the local hotel market:
“This market is one of the premier hotel submarkets in the country and the demand for luxury hotel rooms in the Beverly Hills area is anticipated to continue to outpace the supply of new hotel rooms based on the amount of unsatisfied and growing levels of demand in the marketplace.
One Beverly Hills includes an investment of millions of dollars to improve circulation and traffic safety in the area through additional traffic lanes on Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard, a traffic signal at the intersection of Merv Griffin Way and Santa Monica Boulevard and the alignment of Whittier Drive with Merv Griffin Way.
One Beverly Hills is designed to minimize the impact to the surrounding neighborhoods by keeping traffic circulation out of the residential areas:
Residents and their guests will turn onto a private road that runs along the western side of the property.
Hotel and restaurant guests will enter a new and expansive motor court from Santa Monica Boulevard.
All deliveries and employees will enter the underground garage from Merv Griffin Way.
Studies conducted by nationally respected traffic engineers Linscott, Law & Greenspan (LLG) determined that One Beverly Hills will not add any significant traffic compared to the originally entitled 9900 Wilshire project.
LLG further concluded that by decreasing the number of residences, along with eliminating the destination retail space off of Merv Griffin Way, One Beverly Hills will result in a reduction in traffic during some of the most congested traffic periods of the day.
One Beverly Hills will conform to the Beverly Hills parking code and will provide 1,140 parking spaces (including the 20 valet spaces for visitors to the public gardens).
One Beverly Hills will result in no additional height and no additional square footage from the currently-entitled project. There will be no change to the open space and public gardens from the currently-entitled project. It improves the existing project with a more balanced blend of residential and commercial use by incorporating a boutique luxury hotel.
The hotel will be located on two and a half floors in the South Building on the Santa Monica Boulevard side of the property. Forty-two of the currently entitled residences are being eliminated and the remaining ninety residences will be reconfigured to accommodate the hotel in the South Building. The North Building will remain as entitled with 103 residences.
One Beverly Hills has commissioned two reports about the potential impact of the project from CBRE Hotels (Formerly PKF Consulting):
The City of Beverly Hills prepared the following report (please note this report is 1500 pages long and not recommended for download on mobile phones):