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HKS Hill Glazier Studio Named as Architects to Design Boutique Hermosa Beach Hotel

Provenance Hotels Will Operate the Beach Front Hotel at Pier Avenue and the Strand

LOS ANGELES – April 17, 2014 – Bolour Associates, a privately-owned real estate investment, development and finance company, and Provenance Hotels (Provenance), a full-service hospitality development and management company, announced today that HKS Hill Glazier Studio has been selected to design a boutique hotel in Hermosa Beach. This will be one of a handful of direct beach access hotels in Southern California. It will front palm-tree lined pedestrian Pier Avenue and overlook the City’s iconic beach volleyball courts.

“We’ve been looking for the right architectural firm that can capture the essence of Hermosa’s beach town lifestyle and bike-friendly culture. HKS Hill Glazier Studio understands that buildings represent a community. They create spaces that respect a natural site’s characteristics,” said Mark Bolour, CEO and Principal of Bolour Associates. “We’re excited to be collaborating our efforts with HKS Hill Glazier and forward-thinking community leaders, business owners, and proud residents who are dedicated to a beach-friendly Hermosa.”

The project design will include vibrant, new restaurants and retail that the community has been seeking to attract to downtown. “We’re exploring several options that we think will provide a revitalized space that Hermosa residents and visitors alike can enjoy,” said Adam Eisenberg, Director of Community Development for the project. “In addition, we plan to host community dialogue events during the design process, with the first meeting expected to take place in late May.”

Bashar Wali, President and Principal of Provenance Hotels commented, “We’re committed to creating something that uniquely reflects the lifestyle and values of Hermosa Beach. HKS Hill Glazier designs hotels that are environmentally sustainable, and we’re confident their design will connect people with Hermosa’s natural scenic beauty and laid back vibe.”

In its 75 years of architectural experience, HKS Hill Glazier Studio has received numerous hospitality design and travelers choice accolades, including “Green GOOD DESIGN Award” from the American Architecture Awards. “We’re excited to design a hotel that embodies the Hermosa Beach experience for this signature South Bay destination location,” added Tom Sprinkle, AIA, Vice President at HKS Hill Glazier Studio.

Some of HKS Hill Glazier’s coastal hotels and resorts in California include Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, Montage Resort & Spa in Laguna Beach, Bacara Resort & Spa and Four Seasons The Biltmore, both in Santa Barbara, and Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. Bolour Associates and Provenance acquired the beachfront parcel in May 2013 and serve as the project’s co-developers.

About Provenance Hotels
Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Portland, Ore., Provenance Hotels specializes in financing, developing and operating independent and nationally affiliated brand hotels. The company’s portfolio includes numerous managed assets across the South East and West Coast, totaling over 2,200 rooms. Provenance Hotels owns and operates an award-winning collection of urban boutique hotels with a distinct and deeply integrated art story that includes Hotel deLuxe, Hotel Lucia and Sentinel in Portland, Ore., Hotel Max in Seattle, Wash., Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Wash., and Hotel Preston in Nashville, Tenn. Provenance Hotels can be found online at

About HKS Hill Glazier Studio
HKS, Inc. is a leading architectural design firm ranked among the top six architectural engineering firms, according to Building Design+Construction magazine. Since its founding in 1939, HKS has completed construction projects totaling more than $75 billion in more than 1,498 cities located in 84 countries. The firm operates from 27 offices worldwide.

Bolour Associates is a privately-owned real estate investment, development and finance company. With 35 years of industry expertise, the firm has a solid track record of creating value through innovative real estate strategies. Our associates execute complex real estate transactions and employ a creative approach to generating sustainable growth. Our commitment to the highest standards of integrity is the hallmark of our business. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Bolour Associates is a leader in the commercial real estate market with a focus in California and the southwest regions of the United States.