Fresh Look at High-Rise Hotel Near Convention Center

The Albany.

The city has been trying to boost the hotel stock near the Los Angeles Convention Center, and now another project is moving forward, this one just west of the 110 Freeway. The proposed Albany would be a 730-room establishment rising at 1330 W. Pico Blvd., according to new renderings and details posted on the project’s website (

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Developer Sandstone Properties filed plans for the project last summer, and new renderings show updated details, with the height scaled down from 39 stories to 37. The architecture firm HOK is overseeing designs, which call for a glass and steel tower plus a landscaped podium. The hotel would also have 63,000 square feet of conference and event space, plus at least 800 parking stalls.

The property now holds a vacant building that most recently was used by the Los Angeles School Police Department. No budget or timeline have been disclosed. The news was first reported by the website Urbanize L.A.