A proposed boutique hotel in the heart of the NoHo Arts District won unanimous support from the Mid-Town NoHo Neighborhood Council on Wednesday.
The board of directors agreed that the 42-room hotel with 38 parking spaces, eight bicycle parking spaces, pool, fitness center and more would compliment the current and new restaurants in the area.
"I think it's a lovely project," said board member Barbara Nance, adding: "We have all these wonderful things, restaurants, retail etc. I think it's a great addition."
The hotel, slated to overtake the former site of Maximilian's Restaurant, is being developed by Ikon, a hospitality firm that owns a Best Western and a Super 8 in North Hollywood. The project is currently being reviewed by the city's planning department.
Nikhil Kamat, the project's architect, told the board that the only meal to be served would be breakfast and that the dining area could be used for other purposes after morning hours.
"We can have local artists present their work or have neighborhood council functions," Kamat said.
Meanwhile, during the same meeting, the board of directors tabled a decision to support gastropub Fat Dog to get a full alcohol license because of unresolved parking issues.
A representative from the eatery, which had two other locations in Los Angeles and looks to overtake the site of the Avery Schreiber Theatre on Magnolia Boulevard, presented a different number of rear parking spots and bike parking spots than at the council's planning committee meeting.
New information regarding valet parking was also brought up, prompting the board to request the proposal once again go back to planning once a final parking plan is outlined.