Project Name: Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort Expansion
Applicant: The Robert Mayer Corporation
Location: 21100 Pacific Coast Hightway
Location: 21100 PCH- bounded on the north by Pacific Avenue, on the east by Twin Dolphin Drive, on the south by Pacific Coast Highway, and on the west by the existing Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort
To permit the expansion of the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort including a nine-story tower providing a total of 156 new guestrooms with appurtenant facilities. It will also include approximately 13,700 sq. ft. of meeting space, full service business center, casual dining restaurant, combined grocery/gift store, secondary retail/recreational services store, children's club providing supervised play, health spa, fitness facility, outdoor function lawn and outdoor garden patio area, main pool deck area with family-oriented pool, smaller pool for younger children, two Jacuzzi pools, outdoor pool bar/beverage service, and a secondary porte-cochere entry off Pacific View Avenue. The hotel expansion proposes a one level semi-subterranean parking structure with 261 parking spaces, a loading dock and other back-of-house facilities, The project will host all inclusive events such as weddings, conferences, parties, and meetings.
An entitlement plan amendment was approved November 2014 to reduce the guestroom count from 156 to 152 and eliminate the health spa. These areas are replaced with meeting rooms, circulation, storage, and enlarged kitchen and lounge area. The addition of a 2,860 sq. ft. ocean front lounge on the 9th level consists of covered patio, trellis and open to the sky areas surrounded by an 8 ft. high glass wall. The lounge functions similarly to existing multi-function event areas that may include dancing, live entertainment, and sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages. The modifications result in a reduction of overall building area from 213,999 sq. ft. to 210,772 sq. ft.
Status: Approved by Planning Commission on March 27, 2012, Entitlement Plan Amendment approved by Director on November 4, 2104
Project Status: Under Construction
Project Planner: Ethan Edwards
Last Updated: March 25, 2016