A late 1960s office building near Los Angeles International Airport could be transformed into a hotel, according to plans submitted yesterday to the City of Los Angeles.

The seven-story edifice, located at 5300 Century Boulevard, currently offers 76,000 square feet of offices atop street-fronting commercial space.  Applicant Miracle Mile Holdings, LLC is seeking entitlements to convert the upper floors of the mid-rise structure into a 356-room hotel, while retaining approximately 6,104 square feet of street-level commercial uses and an adjoining 908-car parking structure.

The proposed development would require the approval of a vesting tentative tract map by the City of Los Angeles, as well as review by the City Planning Commission.

Located less than a half-mile east of a light rail station now under construction at Century and Aviation Boulevards, the proposed development is the latest in a series of LAX-adjacent office buildings slated for conversions.

At 6151 W. Century Boulevard, a 12-story office tower was converted into a Homewood Suites and a Curio by Hilton in 2017.

A short distance east at 5959 Century Boulevard, a 13-story building is now being converted into a dual-branded Hilton Hotel.

To the west at Sepulveda Boulevard, an eight-story building near Parking Lot C is also slated to become a hotel.

The slew of hotel conversions have resulted from sluggish demand for office space in the LAX submarket, where approximately 33 percent of the roughly 3 million square feet of available space is vacant.