The AC Hotel Los Angeles South Bay is set to open early summer 2019. The hotel, from design-led European lifestyle hotel brand AC Hotels by Marriott, is located just minutes from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
The 180-room new-build, six-story hotel will be home to a rooftop restaurant and bar with aerial views. Developed and managed by El Segundo-based Welcome Group, Inc., the property was built by AXIS/GFA Architecture + Design and is part of the hotel and office project at Elevon Campus.
“We know this rapidly evolving region intimately and the AC Hotel Los Angeles South Bay is the first of its kind in the area,” said Arjun Shokeen, partner of Welcome Group. “With today’s modern traveler in mind, the AC Hotels brand follows suit with its signature, sleek design and strategic approach to comfort. We also know what locals want and the rooftop restaurant, unique to our property, will be a spectacular addition to the South Bay nightlife. We’re meeting a growing demand on various levels by introducing a whole new quality of hotel product.”
Nestled near LAX and El Segundo’s various aviation and tech industries, the concept is derived from the surrounding area. With a blend of angular and curved surfaces inspired by aeronautical shapes and airfoils, the building’s forms, lines and profiles reflect the visual imagery of flight and avionics.
Intermixed with these forms is the static window and glass grid, which complements the angled lines, while silver metal panels mimic the color of an airplane’s wings and suggest motion, against a backdrop of rich and stable smooth stucco for depth.
The dichotomy of nature and aerospace served as an underlying influence of the design. The space will combine hues of warm neutrals, fresh greys and cool metals accented by leathery cordovan, while showcasing original metal artwork and an overall geometry of flight motif throughout in homage to its surroundings.
The nearly 100,000-square-foot property features a fitness center, the brand’s AC Kitchen and the AC Lounge. An open-concept, communal space that extends outdoors, the Lounge serves as a creative, co-working hub by day and transitions into a bustling social scene by night.
The property offers a library and over 2,000 square feet of event space across four rooms.
Topping off the hotel is a rooftop restaurant and bar serving up local craft beer and specialty cocktails paired with tapas-style cuisine. The rooftop restaurant and bar will be revealed just after the hotel’s opening.
“We’re anxious to open our doors,” said Ahmed Elassy, general manager. “I am confident the hotel’s proximity to popular L.A. destinations and the airport, paired with its refined style and epic rooftop will impress guests. And that the community will be thrilled to have a new, locally-inspired outdoor dining option offering views of the city and on a clear day you can see all the way to the Hollywood sign.”
In addition to LAX, AC Hotel Los Angeles South Bay is situated just miles from downtown L.A. and Manhattan Beach as well as nearby the new home stadium for both the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers.
Information is based off a news release from AC Hotel Los Angeles South Bay.