• Executive Architect: Gene Fong Associates
  • Design Architect: Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio
  • Owner: OTO Development
  • Santa Monica, CA

The Courtyard by Marriott and the Hilton Hampton Inn & Suites Hotels in Santa Monica, CA are independent Hotels constructed on Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica separated by 5th Street.  The Executive Architect for both Hotels is Gene Fong Associates.  The Design Architect is Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio and the Owner is OTO Development

Courtyard by Marriott Hotel is 6 stories above grade with a gross area of 92,567 square feet and 136 guestrooms.  The hotel is 75 feet high measured to the roof.  There are 2 subterranean parking levels that will allow for 218 automobiles.  The mechanical systems specified for the Hotel includes water source heat pumps for each guestroom with water source heat pumps scheduled for the public spaces.  The fluid cooler, tempering boiler, and circulating pumps are located on the roof.  Mechanical garage ventilation was included in the scope.  The domestic hot water heating systems are located in the subterranean parking level.

Hilton Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel is 6 stories above grade with a gross area of 90,157 square feet and 143 guestrooms.  The hotel is 77 feet high measured to the roof.  There are 2 subterranean parking levels that will allow for 216 automobiles.  The mechanical systems specified for the Hotel includes water source heat pumps for each guestroom with water source heat pumps scheduled for the public spaces.  The fluid cooler, tempering boiler, and circulating pumps are located on the roof.  Mechanical garage ventilation was included in the scope.  The domestic hot water heating systems are located in the subterranean parking level.

The City of Santa Monica as part of the Development Agreement for the Courtyard by Marriott with OTO Development required that the Hotel exceed the 2008 California Administrative Code Title 24 by 16.08%.  The Hotel exceeded T-24 by 18.0%. The Development Agreement required that the Hotel achieve LEED Gold certification which was met in part by specifying water-conserving plumbing fixtures in excess of 2010 California Green Building Standards achieving the equivalent of 30% reduction compared to the minimum Code of 20%.

The City of Santa Monica as part of the Development Agreement for the Hilton Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel with OTO Development required that the Hotel exceed the 2008 California Administrative Code Title 24 by 16.42%.  The Hotel exceeded T-24 by 16.5%.  The Development Agreement required that the Hotel achieve LEED Gold certification which was met in part by specifying water-conserving plumbing fixtures in excess of 2010 California Green Building Standards achieving the equivalent of 30% reduction compared to the minimum Code of 20%.

The Courtyard by Marriott and the Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel was submitted to Southern California Edison Company as part of their energy reduction incentive program Savings by Design.

The City of Santa Monica fire and life safety ordinances define high-rise buildings that are taller than 55 feet above grade as opposed to the minimum Code that defines high-rise buildings that are taller than 75 feet.  Therefore by City of Santa Monica ordinances, the Hotel was required to comply with 2010 California Building Code Chapter 9 high-rise requirements which resulted in the Hotel fitted with stair pressurization, passive smoke management systems, a fire water reserve tank constructed at the lowest level of the subterranean garage and a fire pump.

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Day Time Rendering of Marriott Hotel in Santa Monica
Day Time Rendering of Hampton Inn Suites in Santa Monica
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Night Time Rendering of Hampton Inn Suites in Santa Monica