AC & Moxy Hotel Los Angeles, California

Creating a dual-branded hotel tower with thoughtfully designed rooms that bask in views of all of Los Angeles.

  • Location

    Los Angeles, California

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  • Client

    Lightstone Group

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  • Size

    506,000 SF; 727 Keys

Located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, the project is a dual-branded hotel tower on Figueroa St. and Pico Blvd. The 36-story hotel contains 727 keys split between the AC and Moxy Hotels, a division of Marriott International. Working closely with interior designersYabu Pushelberg and Basile Studios, Steinberg Hart executed two distinct interior environments to serve each brand uniquely, with Gensler leading the Core and Shell as Architect of Record.

The two hotels are carefully integrated within a prime location within Downtown, with nods to the art culture, street life, arid desert, and Hollywood influence. The hotels are intended to starkly contrast one another, acting as the daytime and nighttime versions of the same coin. The AC Hotel is suited toward work-oriented visitors with a neutral and earthy wood and stone material palette. At the same time, the Moxy represents a moody, dimly lit atmosphere, with dark metal mesh and metallic and reflective black surfaces complimented with pops of color from the corten panels and wall tiling.

The hotel includes co-working studio space adjacent to the lobby with bright lights and comfortable furnishings, minimalist chic rooms with tiled walls, and a bar inspired by Los Angeles’ car culture. The pool sits atop the podium level among several signature restaurants, with eight concepts on the eighth floor for dining, cocktailing, and nightclubbing. Culinary options range from Japanese Teppanyaki to French and Brazilian, and the rooftop bars offer Copacabana-style tropical cocktails. The landscaped rooftop entertainment deck with indoor-outdoor dining lets guests enjoy expansive views of Southern California and the adjacent Mountains.