A newly formed development company is spending $40 to $60 million to renovate the historic Breakers Hotel along Ocean Blvd. in downtown Long Beach.
The company known as Pacific6 announced on Jan. 10 that it will reopen the 100-year-old city landmark as an independent hotel with first-class amenities, entertainment, and dining. An official timeline is yet to be finalized but financing for the project has already been secured.
“We are looking forward to working with the City of Long Beach, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, labor partners, and most importantly, the Long Beach community as the rich history of the Breakers is reimagined and revitalized,” said Pacific6 founding partner John Molina. “We hope every resident of and visitor to Long Beach will be proud of this project.”
While construction plans are underway, the existing Sky Room restaurant and Cielo Bar will remain open. Both facilities are slated to eventually cease operations as they will be included in the overall renovation.
Pacific6 has yet to select an architect for the project but according to Molina, the chosen individual or firm will produce a “Hollywood in the 40s sort of aesthetic.”
The Breakers Hotel was designed by Los Angeles-based design firm Walker and Eisen. It opened in 1926 as a luxury resort and was eventually purchased by Conrad Hilton in 1938, making it one of the early members of the Hilton chain.
Hilton operated the hotel until 1947, and since then the property has seen various owners. Most recently, it was converted into a senior living facility which closed down in 2015 as its operator gave up its state license in the wake of complaints about substandard patient care.