With completion approaching at the Expo Line-adjacent Ivy Station complex, developers Lowe and AECOM-Canyon Partners have announced an operator for project's boutique hotel.

The 148-room hotel - known as "The Shay"  - will be operated by Hyatt under its premium Destination Hotel brand.  Other offerings will include a 5,000-square-foot outdoor courtyard and 8,000 square feet of meeting space.

“There is a gap in the market for an upscale hotel that takes advantage of the renaissance occurring in Culver City,” said Matt Walker, Executive Vice President of Lowe in a news release.  “The Shay will have an engaging collection of dining experiences and gathering spaces plus a captivating rooftop deck with panoramic views of Downtown L.A., the Hollywood Sign and Santa Monica Mountains. The hotel will appeal to the area’s numerous arts and creative industries, business groups, leisure visitors and residents.”

The six-story hotel, designed by KFA Architecture and Studio Collective, is part of a broader 5.2-acre development which replaced the former park-and-ride lot of Culver City Station.  Other components of Ivy Station include a 240,000-square-foot office building - leased to WarnerMedia -and a 200-unit apartment complex.  These uses will sit above 50,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, two acres of publicly-accessible open space, and a 1,500-car garage.

The project's proximity to rail transit - which connects Culver City to Santa Monica and Downtown Los Angeles - also contributed to the identity of the hotel.  The Shay is named in honor of inventor Ephraim Shay, the creator of the once-common form of steam locomotive called The Shay.

An opening of the hotel is expected in mid-2020.

Ivy Station is among a handful of large mixed-use projects now taking shape adjacent to Expo Line stations.  More than 2,500 apartments are under construction at four developments located near the Culver City, La Cienega/JeffersonExpo/Sepulveda, and Expo/Bundy stops.