A presentation posted by the Westchester Playa del Rey Neighborhood Council unveils renderings for a proposed office-to-hotel conversion near LAX Airport.

The project, submitted to Los Angeles Planning Department for entitlements in January 2020, is being developed by Los Angeles-based Miracle Mile Holdings, LLC.  Plans call for converting the Airport Center office complex at 5250-5300 Century Boulevard into a 356-room hotel with 6,104 square feet of ground-floor commercial uses.  Parking would be provided in an existing 908-car garage located to the south of the seven-story building.

Rockefeller Kempel Architects is designing the adaptive reuse project, which would update the Airport Center's 1960s-era glass facade with illuminated vertical fins.  The fins on the building's Century Boulevard-facing side would be arranged to resemble cars stopped at a traffic signal, while the fins on the southern facade would take the shape of airplane flight paths.

The project, which is planned less than a half-mile east of a Crenshaw/LAX Line station now under construction at Aviation Boulevard, follows a slew of similar office-to-hotel conversions along Century Boulevard.

A similar project is in the works for a vacant office building at Sepulveda Boulevard.

North of the project site, the City of Los Angeles is now in the midst of construction at the LAX consolidated rental car facility - a $2-billion complex that is part of the airport's landside access modernization project.