The Hollywood Sign Hotel

Every now and then, we find some crazy ideas around the web. What about this one?  Christian Bay – Jørgensen, owner of Bay Arch, has an idea to turn the famous into an hotel. This could solve the money/land issues that have been sorrounding the sign lately. The plan calls for the famous letters to be enlarged to double the size, building them out from the back, allowing guests to stay inside the itself.

Seen at Slashfilm. More images after the break.

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "The Hollywood Sign Hotel" 15 Apr 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <>
  • LucasAbreu

    not a bad idea!
    but I’d like to see a night render. I reckon the hotel lights would compete with the sign illumination.

  • cavit

    yeah.. that’ll work..

  • ben

    Yeah, Lucas makes a really good point. In order to solve that they would either need to re-program, or put louvers over the windows in-between the letters to block the light at night.

    This project would undoubtedly include an over-abundance of color changing LED’s right?

  • MIchael Janzen

    I hate it… but that also makes it perfect… and SO HOLLYWOOD.

  • Mike

    You’ll NEVER see an LA-based firm do something like this. It’s very dangerous for a people to alter landmarks that are foreign to them. The Hollywood sign means a great deal to a lot of people. This would be a crime… ugh.

  • Daniel Maher

    IMO, what gives the Hollywood sign real character is the way the letters respond to the topography. Each letter adjusted fore and aft…as well as up and down…giving ‘Hollywood’ its familiar undulation. Maybe that motion would add to this design too. Otherwise, as an idea…I think this is really cool :)

  • Samuel Goldwyn

    Mike: maybe they should build it elsewhere. Using the city names: “CLEVELAND”, “DODGE CITY”, whereever. Problematic is that the letters block the million dollar view, duh.

  • Elver Gun

    Actually this is a good idea.

    This is where Danish architecture meets with Californian Post-Modernism.

  • am

    It’s a nice idea, but the design is weak. @ Mike: The hollywood sign has changed/been rebuilt several times since it was first created. What matters is the idea, not the physical letters themselves. It would be cool to see the design refined.

  • Formula

    HAHAHAHA lmao, this is not a bad idea. I love it xD

  • ben

    your right, they should have left the letters in their original undulating placement.

  • Thaer Alrufaye

    Very nice idea, thanks.

  • RQH

    This is the sh*ttiest idea that has ever been formulated.

    End of story.

  • THEarchitect!

    that is something that would be soooooo hollywood so lots of people would pay to sleep there what im wondering is what would be next sleeping between the legs of the statue of liberty???

    • franklin

      i’d pay for that if it had a view ;p

    • tim

      people that say it is so hollywood don’t actually live here. this project will never happen, it is a hoax.

  • mmo

    dreadful…, scary…

  • that’s what she

    i hate it so much that i love it…does that make sense?

  • Ernesto Hernandez

    I think its an interesting Idea but the terrain is going to be a problem and the size seems a bit to much but I guess its very representative of how extravagant Hollywood is

  • juni

    If it was like building this or destroying it, i totally build it

  • TPenteado

    Wow… this is crazy! But somehow interesting… I like the idea, would like to see more design solutions.

  • jaay

    More like HOLLYWOULDNT. Am I right you guys?! Hello?

  • up_today_arch

    Of course, this is idea has greate profit potential. But it is not architecture, indeed. The architecture is the environment first of all, and after buildings, glamorous interiors and so… It is perfect time for just merred, spend first night there. However, no new structure ideas, no new image ideas… Nothing interesting exept of place behind huge letters.

  • Fre

    Kind of looks silly compared to Hollyscape by Architecture – Urbanism. This design laks the soul that A-U put into it.


    @ up_today_arch

    check out all the renderings on – all the hotel rooms are actually placed in the letters with a solar panel coated facade…

  • Avanti

    Biggest duck ever.

  • save the sign
    • WithEarth

      liked the one above, the idea was great.

      but the idea from the link is better.

      Just my opinion.

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