One of the nation's oldest airport hotels -- the Los Angeles Airport Marriott (LAX Marriott) -- has been re-imagined as one of its newest thanks to a $44 million renovation encompassing the entire property, the hotel announced yesterday.
Originally opened in 1973, the LAX Marriott has hosted numerous dignitaries and celebrities over its 45-year history. Its latest incarnation, according to the hotel, is designed to make it a "sleek, cosmopolitan center of innovation and exploration." To that end, it has debuted several new spaces and services, including a 4,000-square-foot 18th-floor M Club Lounge for Elite Marriott Rewards members, who can enjoy individual workstations, a business center, and chef-crafted culinary offerings.
There's also a new 1,554-square-foot Presidential Suite, a new 'Great Room' lobby, and several new or updated food-and-beverage outlets.
Meanwhile, the hotel also has refreshed its resort-style pool area, redesigned each of its 984 guest rooms and 20 suites, and updated its meeting and event space, which totals over 55,000 square feet encompassing two ballrooms and 25 breakout rooms.
"It's an exciting time for travel in Los Angeles," said LAX Marriott General Manager Jeff Hart. "Now with two NFL teams calling the city home, planned metro line expansions from LAX Airport, extensive airport modernizations, as well as the slated 2022 Super Bowl and 2028 Summer Olympics, the city is evolving to meet the needs of the modern traveler, and concurrently so is our hotel. We're paving the way for a new generation of travel, challenging the status quo, and re-defining what it means to be an airport hotel."