Inspired by the original arched façades that lined Windward Avenue in Venice, this 21,000 sf mixed-use transformation aimed to connect the old with the new by increasing the interaction between the street and the newly proposed retail shops lining the ground floor. The translucent façade wrapping the building bathes the upper floors in natural light and connects the hotel guests with the bustling bohemian environment.
As an annex to the adjacent Erwin Hotel, the Windward provides not only much needed additional hotel rooms, but more importantly desirable and revenue generating conference/event space. The space includes an additional 16 keys to the property, as well as 10,000 sf of event space. In addition, retail shops along the historic downtown street add a direct connection to the local traffic. The hotel is topped by a restaurant/bar with an expansive roof deck that provides vast and clear views of the ocean and the vibrant community.
Project Team: Aaron Neubert (Principal), Jeremy Limsenben, Jina Seo, Xiran Zhang