Hotel MdR unveils $7.5M transformation

Hotel MdR – a DoubleTree by Hilton unveiled its $7.5 million property-wide renovation, which includes the opening of Barbianca Local Kitchen, the hotel’s new restaurant and bar, and updates throughout the hotel’s guestrooms and public spaces. The transformation is the final phase in the hotel’s repositioning, which began last March when the hotel joined the DoubleTree by Hilton portfolio.

The hotel’s new look and offerings are said to fuse the casual sophistication of the Marina del Rey community with a modern experience, and adds a new spot for dining and drinks in this beachside community.

With the completion of the transformation, Hotel MdR – a DoubleTree by Hilton debuted a new exterior that blends the building into the area, which includes the Stella residential complex and Marina Marketplace. With a less-is-more minimalist feel, Hotel MdR’s new lobby incorporates urban textures and colors, communal seating and high-end technology to create a space designed for guests to relax and socialize. New lighting accents a multi-layered ceiling. The pool and courtyard were reimagined into an outdoor living room offering lounge-style seating, fire pits, tree lights and private cabanas. The revitalization project also included a guestroom refresh, redesigned meeting and event space, the addition of a 24/7 market and upgraded 24-hour fitness and business centers.


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Barbianca Local Kitchen offers an uncluttered design, with a retractable glass wall along one entire side that enables guests to flow between its indoor and outdoor spaces. A private 24-seat dining room and an “Energy room” with a Ping-Pong table were also incorporated into the restaurant’s design.

Hotel MdR is located less than a half-mile from the marina and across the street from Marina Marketplace, an entertainment complex which features over 40 restaurants, shops, theaters and art galleries. Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice and Santa Monica are also just minutes away. In addition, Hotel MdR is nestled in the heart of Silicon Beach, “Southern California’s Silicon Valley,” and corporate offices nearby include Google, YouTube, Microsoft, Hulu, Live Nation, Sony Pictures and AEG.

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