The Harper on Sunset will include the first hotel on the East end of the Sunset Strip.
The Harper on Sunset is modern in style and somewhat reserved without being ostentatious. In addition to the curved glass gateway elements, unique to this project is a floating corner street front courtyard with outdoor seating open to the Sunset Boulevard streetscape with an interior open air courtyard and oculus open to the sky. The floating courtyard and project incorporate abundant landscape and greenery to create an organic appearance that is visually appealing. The main hotel structure floats above street level, both on Sunset and Harper, with both expansive openings and glass walls that invite the public in. A full service restaurant and separate neighborhood bakery take up most of the street frontage along Sunset integrated into the main outdoor plaza entrance to the project, greatly increasing pedestrian activity. Outdoor seating stretches the length of Sunset in a series of landscaped terraces that engages strong connection between The Harper on Sunset and the street. Indoor and outdoor dining, retail/bakery and other street front uses will create an airy pedestrian oriented design at street level and a quiet inviting alternative to the hustle and bustle of the Sunset Strip.
The Harper on Sunset encourages a first of its kind, transformational, vibrant, walkable vision for this Eastern portion of the Sunset Strip. The project will include the first hotel on the East end of the Sunset Strip. The Harper on Sunset's mix of uses, remarkable digital signage and mural wall and architectural design elements will enhance the streetscape and significantly improve pedestrian activity along Sunset Boulevard. The Harper on Sunset meets or exceeds parking requirements and include a modest amount of new meeting space within the hotel that might also be made available as a public benefit.
Below the corner digital display are a pedestrian level cafe, indoor and outdoor seating areas and art engagements that will draw the public into the courtyard levels that spill off the sidewalk. The primary feature in this zone is a dedicated art wall mural conceived as an homage to the Sunset Strip’s long history of iconic neon signage, which will further enhance the street and pedestrian experience of the site.
The Harper on Sunset was awarded a concept award.
In 2020, the City of West Hollywood adopted the Sunset Arts & Advertising Program - a groundbreaking effort to reimagine the world’s premier locations for outdoor advertising (Link to WEHO doc). After a competitive vetting process, The Harper on Sunset was selected for an award out of 43 applicant projects. The Harper on Sunset scored second in the “New Development” category and third overall.