WHY IT RATES: Taking advantage of fewer crowds during the pandemic, these two Los Angeles-area hotels are back and ready for future tourism booms. – Lacey Pfalz, Associate Writer, TravelPulse
Los Angeles Airport Marriott and Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach, both located in Greater Los Angeles’ most burgeoning region, are welcoming travelers back with renovated and reopened spaces. Just minutes away from the new SoFi Stadium, the hotels are primed to be the go-to stays for easy access to the massive venue’s lineup of concerts and sporting events, including the upcoming 56th Super Bowl in February 2022, college football’s national championship in 2023 and the Los Angeles Olympics in 2028.
Having completed a $50 million dollar transformation that spanned the property, the Los Angeles Airport Marriott has been entirely reimagined into a stunning oasis. The hotel’s 1,004 reinvented guest rooms and indoor/outdoor meeting spaces unite California’s timelessness with innovations for today’s modern traveler.
The sleek new lobby, three exceptional culinary experiences, a resort-style pool and a state of the art fitness center were all designed with the leisure market in mind, while still appealing to its longtime business guests with a stylish M Club and its central location just blocks from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
“Given the past year, our transformation is still virtually brand new and largely untouched,” said Jeff Hart, General Manager of Los Angeles Airport Marriott.
“And with the recent reopening of our restaurants, we’ve ramped up our menu options by including multiple vegan offerings and elevated our guest experiences to be on par with our new look and vintage feel. We’ve extended our JW Steakhouse outdoors so guests can opt for dinner al fresco and added Pelotons to our expansive fitness center overlooking the pool. Additionally, we will be re-opening our M Club, Marriott’s second largest members lounge, and activating that stellar space with its front row seats to LAX’s runway and views of SoFi in fun ways in the year ahead.”
The nearby Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach laid the foundation for an unexpected vacation experience by undergoing an equally extensive renovation that wrapped in late 2020 and unveiled an elevated lobby and coastal-inspired guest rooms and suites, given its two-mile distance from the beach.
The project also included 21 Square Bar + Kitchen, a modern restaurant that extends into a ‘backyard’ space. Inspired by the 21-square-mile city of Torrance founded in 1921, the restaurant serves regionally inspired and locally sourced SoCal cuisine and hyper local craft beer, including its own aptly named “21 and Over” brew. The restaurant’s outdoor area overlooks a unique indoor/outdoor pool and a green space complete with cozy fire pits and a small chef’s garden revealing an open-air hideaway.
“Our inspiration was drawn from our locale; we wanted to blend style and community while invoking the laid back luxury signature to the South Bay,” said Rhanda Richardson, General Manager Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach.
“We’re the gateway to a growing neighborhood of world-class shopping, dining and entertainment, so it’s important to us that Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach serves as an authentic starting point for guests looking for local SoCal culture and experiences.”
SOURCE: Marriott Press Release