Aviation-inspired AC Hotel Los Angeles South Bay nears completion

Aviation-inspired AC Hotel Los Angeles South Bay nears completion.
Built by AXIS/GFA Architecture + Design, AC Hotel Los Angeles South Bay is part of the hotel and office project at Elevon Campus. Photo credit: AC Hotel Los Angeles South Bay

AC Hotel Los Angeles South Bay, from AC Hotels by Marriott, is slated to open its doors in a few months. The six-story new-build hotel is in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County and minutes from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Developed and managed by El Segundo-based Welcome Group, the property will have a rooftop restaurant and bar with aerial views.

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

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Design Force is behind AC Hotel Los Angeles South Bay’s interior look and feel, which is locally inspired, similar to the hotel’s exterior. The dichotomy of nature and aerospace served as an underlying influence of the design. The space will combine hues of neutrals, greys and metals accented by leathery cordovan, while showcasing original metal artwork and an overall geometry of flight motif throughout in homage to its surroundings.

The nearly 100,000-square-foot property will have 180 rooms with high ceilings.

For dining, the property will have the AC Kitchen and the AC Lounge. An open-concept, communal space will extend outdoors, allowing for the lounge to serve as a co-working hub by day and transition into a social scene by night. Topping off the hotel will be a rooftop restaurant and bar with views of the new Los Angeles Stadium and aircrafts flying in and out of LAX.

The property will also have a fitness center and more than 2,000 square feet of flexible space for meetings and events. 

Ahmed Elassy is the GM of the property.

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