September 21, 2020
New Look for Downtown’s Morrison Hotel Development
SHoP Architects redesigns the hotel and residential complex.
The Morrison, built in 1914 at the intersection of Pico Boulevard and Hope Street, was made famous in the 1970s by The Doors, which used the four-story building as the cover art for its album Morrison Hotel.
Relevant Group, under a proposal which was first unveiled in 2016, is seeking to convert the longtime SRO apartment building back into a hotel. The more than century-old building, combined with 15-story, 190-foot-tall expansion on to an adjoining property, would include approximately 444 guest rooms.