A Marriott hotel tower in Encino with views of Ventura Boulevard – that’s the plan proposed by Irvine’s DKN Hotels, according to Encino Neighborhood Council.

The Sherman Oaks AC Hotel by Marriott would go up at 15485 Ventura Blvd. after razing the 70-key Sherman Hotel, which was built in the 1960s. In its place, DKN Hotels plans to construct a six-story, 75-foot high hotel with 159 rooms and a second-level setback that will accommodate a pool deck plus indoor amenities. The upper floor will host a bar with outside seating that overlooks the San Fernando Valley’s main thoroughfare.


In addition to the hotel components, there will also be street-level commercial space and semi-subterranean parking.


The developer gave a presentation Tuesday to the Encino Neighborhood Council on the project. The company earlier filed plans with the city of Los Angeles Planning Commission.


DKN Hotels is the same developer currently developing a second AC Hotel in downtown Burbank. That project intends to create a 196-key AC Hotel just across the street from the Burbank Town Center shopping mall. The hotel will sit atop a 3,800-square-foot ground-floor level of restaurants and will include an underground parking facility that can accommodate 196 vehicles.