The Viper Room strikes back

New plans for 8850 Sunset Blvd. give the club a rock ‘n’ roll makeover and bring a five-star hotel to West Hollywood

The Viper Room is finally getting a comeback.

Brand new designs for the 8850 Sunset Boulevard property have appeared on the development’s website, nearly six months after public backlash over the previous design reached a fever pitch, and they reveal a major revival is in store for the iconic rock n’ roll club.

The re-imagined Viper Room retains its signature black, grey and green color scheme in a higher-energy entranceway. The venue itself will house a larger concert stage and auditorium, a hall of memorabilia and a professional recording studio, all with modern soundproofing to “keep the music inside, not out in the neighborhood,” the website states.

The Viper Room will sit at the ground floor of the revised mixed-use project, which is far more restrained than its towering, high-concept predecessor, described by some residents as a “monstrosity.” The 10-story building is more in line with the area’s trending architecture, and it will feature 26 market-rate units and eight “restricted-income” units, all with terraces; four street-level restaurants; a 3,000 square-foot adaptive conference space; a public rooftop bar and restaurant —  and the “first and only five-star” hotel in West Hollywood, with 113 luxury rooms. 

Designed by architectural firm Arquitectonica, 8850 Sunset incorporates many aspects of the new urbanism movement such as LEED standard design, native/drought tolerant landscaping, a green roof, and a ground level that encourages walking and gathering. The building’s facade will be alight with the dynamic LED panels seen on the Pendry and other new developments. 

Construction is set to begin next year, with a completion date in 2025.

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[…] ANGELES, CA- Given that the future of the long-standing Hollywood institution The Viper Room is still in limbo, heading out to the Sunset Strip and catching some live music there while you still can seem to be […]

Luckibear
Luckibear
8 months ago

They should have a spot that has a small memorial, whether it be a picture, plaque or something for River Phoenix.. that would be an amazing gift to many of his fans and family..

Wog
Wog
8 months ago

Bye Viper Room. You were my favorite place to play and our home court.

Katie17
Katie17
8 months ago

This is why I hate LA. Nothing is sacred, everything gets a facelift and it’s young but important history is pissed on.

Jess
Jess
8 months ago

“Much Ado About Nothing” Apparently not enough money has changed hands!!! Another hotel on Sunset Blvd.? I’m hoping the occupancy rates at all the other WeHo Hotels are in the 90 percentile! “Only 5 star hotel?” Really? what are the other fine hotels? “Chopped liver?”

Nicolas Valle
Nicolas Valle
8 months ago

Oh boy ANOTHER uninspired generic hotel on the strip. Weho s quest to become Reno is nearly complete. Congratulations.

APRIL LANG
APRIL LANG
8 months ago

I hate it. Another big fat try at gaslighting the West Hollywood public. This is just a monstrous as the previous one. Is a another hotel on sunset really necessary? No. Money Money Money. No integrity of design on historical Sunset. The street has gone to the wealthy developer dogs- who always seem to get their way. They are forever crossing political palms with silver and gold.

Edie
Edie
8 months ago

West Hollywood wants to be a playground for the global .01%

Nicolas Valle
Nicolas Valle
8 months ago
Reply to  Edie

By what building boring box like disposal architecture structures? The “global elite” is a bit more discerning.

Gecko90069
Gecko90069
8 months ago

Wow, what a snooze. You know we were played, right? Now instead of something visually interesting we have yet another in a long string of boring, bland blocks of concrete that will no doubt be slathered in oversized digital billboards to make it look “more dynamic.” Sigh. What a waste.

Frank
Frank
8 months ago

Luxury is antithetical to rock and roll and creativity. I have low expectations

Norma P
Norma P
8 months ago

Sorry this is a joke right? The developers put out a dreadful 15 floor monstrous building knowing it’ll be mocked then say ok guys how about a 10 (actually 12) level 5-Star hotel with a seedy Viper Room theme to placate the aging WeHo population and everything is ok? Biggest con of all time but that’s what happens when inexperienced kids run the city.

Susan
Susan
8 months ago
Reply to  Norma P

Thank you. Other than looking more palpable, most of the same problems with their other “award-winning architecture” Still has all the same features that were problematic with the first building. Oh, they do have a new PR campaign that makes believe it addresses All of the problems mentioned at planning commission meetings. It’s still an absolute fabrication

Benign Design
Benign Design
8 months ago
Reply to  Susan

Exactly. Similar to the 8150 Sunset project, adjacent to Weho but in reverse. Thinking that luring Frank Gehry into the project would have everyone genuflect. Tricky gymnastic development games. How about developers factoring in what is best for the neighborhood landscape rather than presenting a spectacle of in this case a benign passable model.

John
John
9 months ago

Another block on the Sunset Strip that will be de-activated and end up being an empty lot for decades. This is West Hollywood after all!!

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