Viceroy Hotel Santa Monica
The Viceroy Hotel, 1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, a 125 unit luxury boutique hotel, approved for hotel and CUP use, needed a series of major new land use requests. Unfortunately, the CUP requests caught the attention of a nearby homeowner equally determined to defeat the new request and substantially scale back existing rights. Kate Bartolo led the effort for The Kor Group. The solution was early, meaningful engagement with the neighbor, followed by targeted operational reforms. After much City advocacy, the existing entitlements remained intact and all requested entitlements were approved by the Santa Monica Planning Commission.