Marriott to open dual-branded property in downtown LA this month

5 Apr 2023 by Mark Caswell
Images of the Moxy Downtown Los Angeles and AC Hotel Downtown Los Angeles (image from

Marriott International is set open a dual-branded Moxy and AC Hotels property in downtown Los Angeles later this month.

Both hotels are set to open on April 12, and will offer a total of 727 rooms, with a total of 12 dining and entertainment venues.

The 37-floor development is situated on the corner of South Figueroa and Pico Streets, across from the Arena and Los Angeles Convention Center.

The two hotels are housed within an L-shaped tower – one side for Moxy and the other for AC – on top of an eight floor “podium” which has been wrapped in a 15,000 square foot live LED screen.

They will share Level 8, which opens later this spring and will offer eight dining, drinking and entertainment venues including Mr Wanderlust cocktail lounge, South American live fire grill Que Barbaro, poolside restaurant and bar Golden Hour, French-Japanese teppanyaki eatery Maison Kasai, cathedral-inspired nightclub Sinners y Santos, and oyster and ceviche bar Mother of Pearl.

Rendering of the rooftop bar at of the AC Hotel Downtown Los Angeles (image from

The interiors of the 380-room Moxy Downtown Los Angeles have been inspired in part by the 1969 film Easy Rider, “with references to biker culture, desert reptiles, and the gritty romance of the open road”.

Meanwhile the 347-room AC Hotel Downtown Los Angeles features a sky lobby and La Lo La Rooftop tapas bar on the 34th floor, and has been imagined “as an artist’s loft, bringing the Spanish roots of the AC Hotel brand into conversation with the Latin heritage of Los Angeles”.

The property’s 13,000 square feet of meeting and events facilities are located on the seventh floor, in a space “envisioned as the former headquarters of a fictional furniture factory”, and offering a 600-capacity hall modelled on a vintage factory floor.

There are also two glass-walled Studios on the second floor mezzanine level of the Moxy, which can be combined into one space for larger events.

Moxy Downtown Los Angeles is the first property under the brand in LA, and follows the recent opening of Moxy Williamsburg in New York.

Moxy Williamsburg opens in New York

AC Hotel Downtown Los Angeles is third property under the Spanish-founded brand in the LA area, joining AC Hotel Los Angeles South Bay, and AC Hotels Beverly Hills.

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