original article: https://la.curbed.com/2019/1/25/18197913/inglewood-izek-shomof-hotel-nfl-stadium
When developer Izek Shomof bought the no-frills Airport Park View Hotel near the site of the under-construction Inglewood stadium that will house the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers, he had big plans to turn it into “one of the nicest projects in the whole area.”
Now, we’re seeing how that goal might be realized, via new renderings of the hotel’s post-renovation interiors.
The 180-room hotel will be totally overhauled with design by NE Design and landscape architecture by KSA Design Studio. Images show off the promised new swimming pool, a swanky lobby, and updated rooms.
No operator has been chosen yet, but it’s “very likely” to be run by the Shomof Group itself, says a Shomof Group spokesperson.
The developer expects to have building permits from the city of Inglewood in the coming weeks, and is still aiming for a 2020 opening for the hotel. The stadium is slated to open in the summer of 2020.
Around that same time, the first phase of the sprawling, 298-acre mixed-use districtsurrounding the stadium is expected to open. When complete, that project, developed Wilson Meany and Stockbridge Capital, will create office space, retail, apartments and townhouses, a 300-room hotel, and acres of green space.
There are other big, new developments headed for Inglewood. The Crenshaw/LAX rail line is expected to open before all of that, in 2019, and will have a stop nearby. Inglewood is also poised to get a new, highly contested Clippers arena.
Shomof is busy with projects across the LA area. In Boyle Heights, he’s developing a huge mixed-use project in Boyle Heights, where he wants to transform the Art Deco Sears towerand its adjacent 10-story distribution center into more than 1,000 residential units, a rooftop eatery, event space, and a food hall.