El Segundo’s Newest Hotel (With Rooftop Bar) Slated for Spring Opening

Developed and managed by locally-based Welcome Group, Inc., the newest addition to the design-led lifestyle hotel brand from Marriott International will feature 180 European-inspired rooms

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AC Hotel Los Angeles South Bay by AC Hotels by Marriott®, a new build hotel with a rooftop restaurant and bar, is slated to open its doors in El Segundo in late Spring.
Perfectly situated in the growing city of El Segundo and its bustling business district,  AC Hotel Los Angeles South Bay will cater to visitors, locals and business travelers looking for sleek and modern accommodations as well as innovative food and beverage offerings and friendly service.

The highly anticipated AC Hotel Los Angeles South Bay, from design-led European lifestyle hotel brand AC Hotels by Marriott®, is slated to open its doors to guests in just a few short months. Located at 2130 East Maple Ave. in the burgeoning South Bay region of Los Angeles County and minutes from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the 180-room new-build hotel will provide a sophisticated option for business and leisure travelers.

Introducing a new hotspot for guests, as well as area residents and businesses, the 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 leadership team behind AC Hotel Los Angeles South Bay is looking forward to filling the void of an elevated hospitality experience in its emerging home market.

“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.”

Built by AXIS/GFA Architecture + Design, AC Hotel Los Angeles South Bay is part of the hotel and office project at Elevon Campus. 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.

Design Force is behind AC Hotel Los Angeles South Bay’sinterior look and feel, which, similar to the hotel’s exterior, is locally inspired. 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.

AC Hotels edits away the unnecessary to remove friction, allowing guests to focus on what’s important to them.  Each AC Hotel is reflective of the uniqueness and character of its urban location and combines sophisticated style with everyday sensibility. AC Hotel Los Angeles South Bay will cater to the modern traveler constantly on the go through its beautiful aesthetic, smart design, creative food and beverage and intuitive service.

The nearly 100,000-square-foot property features 180 fully equipped, thoughtfully designed rooms, including sleek furnishing and options with high ceilings. Guests will enjoy starting their morning with a trip to the fitness center followed by a European-inspired breakfast in the AC Kitchen and end the day with an artful cocktail in hand at 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 complimentary Wi-Fi, a library and over 2,000 square feet of flexible event space, perfect for business travelers, as well as locals looking to plan anything from corporate meetings to holiday parties. Topping off the hotel is a stylish rooftop restaurant and bar serving up local craft beer and specialty cocktails paired with tapas-style cuisine. Providing sweeping views of the new Los Angeles Stadium and aircrafts flying in and out of LAX, this new dining destination will be a fast favorite for a business lunch, leisurely dinner or an after-work happy hour. 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. Just beyond the neighboring businesses, shopping complexes, and Green Line Mariposa Station, guests will find local Main Street charm in the surrounding beach cities, bursting with new restaurants, distilleries and more.

Rates for AC Hotel Los Angeles South Bay start at $149 per night. For more information, visit www.Marriott.com/LAXAE. For the latest news, connect with AC Hotels on Facebook and Instagram @achotels. To follow along with the property’s progress, follow AC Hotel Los Angeles South Bay’s official Facebook page and on Instagram @achotellasouthbay.

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About Welcome Group, Inc.

Welcome Group, Inc. (WGI), headquartered in El Segundo, California, operates and owns a portfolio of 10 hotel properties across the U.S. The hospitality company’s mission is to provide guests with the best value through high-quality accommodations, impeccable service, and a friendly staff. For more information about WGI, visitwww.welcomegroupinc.com.

About AC Hotels by Marriott

AC Hotels by Marriott®, a lifestyle brand that celebrates a new way to hotel complemented by a European soul and Spanish roots, boasts more than 125 design-led hotels in 15 countries and territories. Design-driven AC Hotels by Marriott® edit away the unnecessary to remove friction, providing thoughtfully designed moments of beauty, allowing guests to focus on what’s important to them. The properties modern design for modern business include buzzing AC Lounges, the perfect place for locals or visitors to get work done in style or to enjoy handcrafted cocktails and tapas.  High-design guest rooms and public spaces with sleek furnishings and intuitive technology features such as the Media Salons and AC Libraries inspire and connect. For more information, visit ac-hotels.com. For more information, visit http://achotels.marriott.comand follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. AC Hotels by Marriott® is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.

About Marriott International

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,900 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 130 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company now offers one travel program,Marriott BonvoyTM , replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®(SPG). For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visitwww.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us onFacebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.

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