An initial study published by the City of Malibu offers a closer look at a local investor's plans to build a new hotel across from the mile-long stretch of swanky estates sometimes called “Billionaire’s Beach.”

View of the proposed Sea View Hotel looking east from PCHLuis Tena

Norm Haynie, the developer behind the proposed Sea View Hotel at 22729-22741 Pacific Coast Highway, is seeking entitlements for the construction of a 39-room boutique inn, accompanied by ancillary features such as a spa, a ground-floor restaurant, and parking for 91 vehicles.

Architect Luis Tena is designing the proposed development, which calls for razing a gas station turned auto detailing business along Pacific Coast Highway, making way for a new three-story edifice featuring 17 guest rooms.  The remainder of the planned rooms would be created through the adaptive reuse of an existing office building to the north.

Tena's design for the Sea View Hotel would build off the sloping, hillside topography of the project site, using stepped building heights to created terraced balconies for each guest room.  Plans also call for a landscaped rooftop amenity deck above the upper building.

22729-22741 Pacific Coast HIghwayGoogle Street View

Besides the construction of new guest rooms, the Sea View Hotel would also require upgrades to an existing wastewater treatment system on the property.

The initial study estimates that construction of the hotel would occur over a roughly 18-month period, starting in July 2021 and concluding in January 2023.  That schedule is contingent on the approval of a general plan amendment, a zone change, and a slew of other discretionary entitlements by the City of Malibu.

Haynie's hotel would rise across the street from Carbon Beach, which is popularly known as "Billionaire's Beach," due to the waterfront estates which line the west side of Pacific Coast Highway.