ANX’s Metric Hotel Leads Westlake Neighborhood Re-emergence From The Inside / Los Angeles, United States
Anticipating a change in the fabric of the Westlake community, the Metric Hotel’s owners sought out Aaron Neubert Architects to reimagine the Metric Hotel’s tired motel predecessor into a fresh, boutique Hotel experience. Intent on working with the community, rather than against it, ANX held community outreach sessions regarding the hotel’s street interface and construction process. The use of site constructed and modular building components work in harmony with the existing scale of the street and neighborhood. The re-envisioned Metric Hotel provides affordable comfort to young, budget travelers seeking an alternative to the franchised hotels proliferating in Downtown Los Angeles.
The Westside Urban Forum Awards recognized the achievements of the Metric Hotel in 2022, calling it an “excellent reinterpretation of an existing use that effectively serves the community by fulfilling an unmet need and enhancing the street environment.” The owners of the Metric Hotel take contribution to the local economy seriously, striving to exclusively source hotel staffing, maintenance, and product contracts from within the community.
Photo credit: Brian Thomas Jones
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