Feasibility study for hotel project at LAX in Los Angeles, including market analysis, a relative order-of-magnitude (“ROM”) capital budget, facilities recommendations, and financial projections. Our financial projections included several scenarios to estimate varying potential operating results depending upon the build-out and facilities enhancement program at Los Angeles International Airport.
As hotel development consultants we provided a project feasibility report, including market analysis with financial projections, facility recommendations, and hotel franchise affiliation recommendations, for this (then) planned commercial hotel situated along Century Boulevard at the Los Angeles International (LAX) Airport.
The facility was eventually designed for 747 guest rooms within a 12-floor building envelope. An interesting aspect of the hotel feasibility analysis was identifying the facilities and amenities to attract business travelers to stay in the airport area rather than the extensive overnight accommodations available throughout Los Angeles.
Our work was prepared for Watt High-Rise, Inc., then an operating division of the Watt Companies. Inc. headquartered in Santa Monica, California. Watt Companies has developed a diversified portfolio of real estate properties, including commercial real estate, hotels, and master-planned communities.
The property opened as a Stouffer Hotel and was later re-flagged as The Westin Los Angeles Airport. Our work as development feasibility consultants in preparing the project feasibility study for this hotel project, was completed prior to the branding change from Stouffer branding to Westin.