The Westin Long Beach completes $23M renovation

The Westin Long Beach in Long Beach, Calif., operated by Highgate Hotels, has completed a $23-million-dollar renovation that property added a new dining venue, Navy Proof Food and Spirits; revitalized 469 guestrooms and suites; and refreshed the lobby space.

Involved in the transformation of the property were architect Houston Tyner and designer Vanrooy Creative Group.

Navy Proof Food and Spirits is helmed by executive chef Chris Garasic. The new dining space has a dramatic three-story sculptural chandelier and a 32 ft. x 30 ft. living green wall, new furniture, white marble flooring and a reimagined color scheme. The space also has a cocktail bar.


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Debuting this fall 2019 will be Bluestone Lane, an Australian-inspired café.

Originally built in 1988, the property has 469 guestrooms and suites, each revitalized to feature layers of texture with geometric accents over a palette of gray and gold with hints of pastel hues. This tribute to California’s scenic coastline was achieved through the use of white marble floors, custom tree canopy rugs, white oak, tan leather, neutral paint tones, custom art and brass lighting elements. A contemporary study of the sea floor topography connecting the coast of Long Beach to nearby Santa Catalina Island is also displayed to offer an intriguing design element for guests.

Photo credit: The Westin Long Beach