Prevue May-June 2018 - 84
Los Angeles International Airport
Stylish and sleek with boutique-y flair and a cuddly canine mascot
[ON LOCATION] BARBARA SCOFIDIO
he best time of day to see the lobby of the 580-room
Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport is at
night. The curved white front desk area is backlit in
soft hues of purple and blue, so soothing after a long
day's flight. The vibe of the rest of this hotel takes its cue from the
lobby-chic and stylish without being showy. Guest rooms are
sleek and uncluttered, with a subtle palette and pops of color. The
new Presidential Suite is simply spectacular, with a lavish walk-in
shower that took up an entire room, elegant marble details and
Libby Zarrahy, director of marketing and public relations, says
that pilots like to stay here because the newly installed windows
completely block out the sound. And she is absolutely right; unlike
other airport hotels, there's not a single indication that planes are
taking off and landing all around you. That is, until you make your
way to the penthouse fitness center, where you can work out on
the treadmills as you watch the flights take off. Who needs TV?
With its recent and extensive renovation, this property is no
longer a hotel for an overnight stay, it's a hotel you need to stay at
for a couple of days. And one you will want to hold your meetings
at again and again.
When Prevue held its Experiential Meeting Planning Summit
at the hotel last November, Zarrahy couldn't wait for us to see the
penthouse meeting space at night. We've never hosted a meeting in
such a setting, a circular space completely surrounded by glass, with
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A recent renovation has expanded the
possibilities for meetings.
the twinkling of the planes outside-stars in an urban landscape. This
is a serious meeting property, with 50,000 sf of conference space
and one of the largest pillarless ballrooms in the area.
The hotel is becoming known for its F&B, with its restaurant,
unity la, serving up local plates such as drunken noodles from
Thai Town and fish tacos from Santa Monica. The hotel's staff is
professional and extremely flexible. When we decided to add a
brunch in one of the suites, they turned out a lovely spread. When
we felt that a continental breakfast would be too cumbersome
before a day of offsite meetings, they arranged for attendees to
take out breakfast from unity la's cafe.
Zarrahy announced at the beginning of the cocktail reception that
she had a surprise for all of us. Sir Hyatt, a certified therapy dog
who was adopted from a shelter and serves as the hotel's mascot,
quickly became the focus of much cuddling and dozens of selfies.
At the Hyatt, downtown Los Angeles is just 19 miles away, and
for those who want to explore the city's many neighborhoods, the
hotel is the midpoint between Manhattan Beach to the south and
Marina Del Rey, just a 10-minute drive to the north.