Prism opens dual-brand Hyatt by LAX

Prism Hotels & Resorts has opened the Hyatt Place LAX / Century Blvd. and Hyatt House LAX / Century Blvd., both directly adjacent to Los Angeles International Airport. 

Originally built in 1967 by architect Welton Becket, who was also behind LAX’s Theme Building, the new dual-branded hotel development has a midcentury modern design, a rooftop terrace and an outdoor rooftop pool.   

“We are excited to introduce this impressive property to the LAX airport market,” said General Manager Kenan Tekin. “We’ve put an emphasis on high-comfort, resort-style amenities not found elsewhere in the airport district—from our fitness center and rooftop pool to the unparalleled dining options at Greenleaf and ShoresLAX—that will attract both travelers and locals alike.” 


San Diego-based architecture firm Carrier Johnson + Culture designed the properties with a midcentury modern aesthetic inspired by the building’s 1960s architecture. The aesthetic uses wood tones, geometric light fixtures and tile patterns, multilayered textures and bold accent colors that are all complemented by statement pieces like a vintage pool table in the lobby and waffle ceilings retrofitted from the previous office building. 

Colorful artwork throughout the hotels, curated by Kalisher, is a nod to the Southern California lifestyle with imagery inspired by the geography, activities and lifestyle—such as surfers and skateboarders, waves crashing and palm trees swaying. Other notable design elements include the main entry porte-cochere sculpture by artist Christopher Puzio and a giant illuminated infinity glass art installation behind the check-in desk.  

The new hotels have a combined 401 rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the runway. The guestroom decor uses a warm color palette with tones of tan, brown and black, geometric carpet designs, recessed waffle ceilings and contemporary finishes. 

The 272-room Hyatt Place LAX / Century Blvd has a casual atmosphere and guestrooms with separate spaces to sleep, work and play. The 129-room Hyatt House LAX / Century Blvd has apartment-style suites with fully equipped kitchens and living rooms. The two hotels will share some services and amenities to cater to the needs of transient and extended-stay guests.

Public Spaces

The new hotels have collaborated with Los Angeles-based Greenleaf Kitchen & Cocktails to open two dining concepts, ShoresLAX and Greenleaf Kitchen & Cocktails. Helmed by Greenleaf Executive Chef Blake Clevenger, the new F&B options comprise a restaurant on the hotels’ lobby level and Greenleaf’s first upscale dining concept, ShoresLAX, on the 15th floor rooftop.

Hyatt Place LAX / Century Blvd and Hyatt House LAX / Century Blvd have a total of more than 3,100 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, which can be configured to accommodate a variety of events for up to 180 guests. The properties’ two traditional meeting rooms, Malibu and Melrose, have a coastal color palate that incorporates shades of cream, blue and brown.