A new dual-branded hotel opened its doors in Downtown L.A. bringing a striking addition to the city's skyline

A new dual-branded hotel opened its doors in Downtown Los Angeles on April 12, bringing a striking 37-story addition to the city's skyline. The Moxy Downtown Los Angeles and AC Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, developed by real estate developer Lightstone, will offer a combined 727 bedrooms, as well as 13,000 square feet of meeting and events space and an impressive 12 new dining and entertainment venues.

The hotel is positioned at the corner of South Figueroa and Pico streets, directly across from the Crypto.com Arena and Los Angeles Convention Center, making it a prime destination for both business travelers and tourists.

The two hotels will offer distinct experiences: the 380-key Moxy will be for those seeking a vibrant, social stay with a broad range of dining options and smartly designed rooms, while the 347 guest rooms at AC Hotel will cater to a modern, design-conscious traveler who wants an elevated hotel experience at an accessible rate, with its signature AC lounge and AC kitchen.

Mitchell Hochberg, president of Lightstone, said in a statement, “For today’s traveler, memorable hospitality means great design combined with the ability to choose from an abundance of experiences. By integrating the two hotels, plus Level 8, into a single building, we’re creating a myriad of experiences never before offered in Los Angeles — and keeping it all affordable. It’s a multilayered, endlessly fascinating destination for both locals and visitors.”

The hotels will share Level 8, a new concept by hospitality veterans Mark and Jonnie Houston, comprising eight distinct dining, drinking, and entertainment venues on the property’s eighth floor. With its own dedicated entrance, Level 8 channels Downtown Los Angeles’ creative energy, paying homage to its diverse cuisines and cultures while providing a stage for some of Los Angeles’ top culinary talent.

Gensler, one of the world’s leading architecture firms, and global design studio Yabu Pushelberg were responsible for bringing the hotels to life. The 37-story structure, which consists of an L-shaped tower with one side for Moxy and the other for AC Hotel, sits atop an eight-story podium. The podium itself is wrapped in a 15,000-square-foot live LED screen — the largest 3D billboard on the west coast — that transforms the corner of Figueroa and Pico into an illuminated landmark.

Yabu Pushelberg’s interior design carves out distinct identities for each hotel while remaining cohesive. For Moxy Downtown LA, the firm departed from the typical SoCal formula of palm trees and sunsets, instead evoking the iconoclastic romance and adventurous spirit of the California desert.

The lobby is an expansive space with an eye-catching jumble of design elements, including a retro-style motorcycle and sidecar. According to Yabu Pushelberg, the hotel's interiors are sexy, irreverent, and playful, with references to biker culture, desert reptiles, and the gritty romance of the open road.

With reconfigurable furniture throughout, the lobby becomes the living, breathing heart of the hotel, a place for guests to use as a breakfast room, fueling station, or place to connect with friends old and new over a drink.

Matthew Boettcher, Vice President and Global Brand Leader of Distinctive Select Brands at Marriott International, which includes the AC Hotels brand, said, “Bringing together Moxy and AC Hotels allows guests to make the most of their stay while experiencing two very distinct personalities. Guests can take advantage of extra amenities, such as the AC Lounge for co-working during the day, while having more whimsical social options with Moxy in the evening.”

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