On November 15, the Long Beach Planning Commission is scheduled to review a proposal from investment firm Pacific6 to revive the historic Breakers Hotel in Downtown Long Beach.

Located at 210 East Ocean Boulevard, the 14-story edifice opened in 1926 as a luxury oceanfront resort.  It was designed by the Los Angeles-based architecture firm of Walken and Eisen in the Spanish Renaissance Revival Style, and features elaborate concrete ornamentation at its entrances and gabled towers at its roof.  It was designated as a City Historic Landmark in 1989, and most recently served as a 233-unit congregate care facility.

Pacific6, which announced its purchase of the Breakers Hotel in January, intends to convert the property into a 185-room boutique hotel, featuring new food and beverage venues, a pool deck, and a rooftop pool terrace.  Between acquisition and construction costs, the project is reportedly budgeted at $100 million.

Sky Room and Cielo, a restaurant and bar that have long occupied the upper levels of the building, are expected to return to the hotel following a two-year renovation.

Parking for the hotel would be provided in off-site garages, with Pacific6 intending to lease 250 spaces at the Long Beach Convention Center garage, and an additional 150 spaces at a neighboring office building for overflow needs.

As part of the proposed development, Pacific6 would also redesign the abutting segment of Victory Park with new linear pavers, drought-tolerant landscaping, and seating.  The proposed changes would increase the amount of hardscape in the park, but also introduce new passive amenities that are not currently present.

Architectural diagrams indicate that the project is being designed by Los Angeles-based Nadel Architects.

A staff report to the Planning Commission recommends that the proposed renovation of the Breakers should be approved.

The hotel will neighbor a five-story, 112-unit apartment complex now under construction at 207 Seaside Way, as well as an eye-catching pedestrian bridge designed by SPF: Architects.