Hotel Palomar Westwood
Los Angeles, California

The Opportunity: In January 2006, purchased a leasehold interest in a 296-room hotel originally built in 1972 for $33 million. In February 2007, began a 15-month, multi-phase redevelopment program to completely renovate and reposition the hotel as a four-star quality boutique hotel. In May 2008, the Hotel Palomar re-opened as a four-star, luxury boutique hotel, managed by Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group.

Result: Post renovation, the annual occupancy increased 10% and Revenue per Available Room (RevPAR) increased 35%. During the 6-year hold period post renovation, occupancy increased an additional 10% to 88.28% for the year ending 2013 and RevPAR increased an additional 47%. The hotel was sold in November 2014 for $78.7 million.


Investment Summary

Asset Type: Hospitality
Asset Size: 264 rooms (post renovation); 262,340 rsf 
Year of Construction: 1972; Redeveloped in 2007
Acquired: Leasehold interest in January 2006
Sold: November 2014

Property Highlights

  • Completed a $41.3 million dollar renovation in 2008, which included all new furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) throughout all guest rooms and public spaces, the addition of suite rooms, downsizing guest room inventory from 296 to 264, as well as a complete redesign of the lobby, meeting spaces, restaurant, pool and other public areas.
  • RevPAR growth from pre-renovation of $84.79 to a 2013 post-renovation annual RevPAR of $166.71
  • Management by the Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group
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