Location: Hollywood, CA
Estimated Project Duration: 12 Months
Nova Project Cost: $10,000,000
Facility Size: 60,000 square feet
Built in 1922, the eight-story Georgian Revival building opened as the Christie Hotel and was considered Hollywood's first skyscraper. The hotel was financed by Haldane H. Christie and was designed by renowned architect Arthur R. Kelly. The property was considered state-of-the-art for its time period, with each of the 100 guestrooms equipped with steam heat and individual bathrooms. Following a complete demolition of the 8-story facility, Nova worked closely with of the Historic Preservation Commission to preserve the integrity of the original design elements of this landmark structure. The project scope consists of major seismic structural steel work and an addition to the building to increase the public space. The interior work includes refinishing of the original staircase, installation of a new elevator, new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, along with modern flooring, walls, new windows, and high-end finishes throughout the facility. The new 60,000-square-foot hotel and conference center will feature an extensive millwork package throughout the guestrooms and meeting space and a modern film room.