DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s fastest-growing full service brand, today announced the opening of the Hotel MdR Marina del Rey - a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel. The rebrand marks the start of a dramatic $7 million transformation, which will be conducted between November 2013 and February 2014 to complete contemporary design upgrades across the property. Formerly the Courtyard Los Angeles Marina del Rey, the hotel was purchased by Channel West Group and Arris Investments LLC. Evolution Hospitality of San Clemente, CA is the operator and senior principals of Evolution have also made an equity investment in the hotel.
“We look forward to bringing the DoubleTree by Hilton standard of guest service to even more travelers with the introduction of our Hotel MdR Marina del Rey”
“Our hotel’s conversion to the DoubleTree by Hilton brand marks the beginning of a very exciting growth phase for our hotel,” says Karen Filson, director of sales and marketing – Hotel MdR Marina del Rey - a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel. “Joining the DoubleTree by Hilton family allows us to further enhance each guest’s experience with the superior level of service synonymous with the brand – starting with the warm chocolate chip cookie welcome guests receive the moment they step through our hotel doors.”
Among the signature brand amenities that guests will now enjoy at the Hotel MdR Marina del Rey are a rejuvenating collection of CITRON body care products by Crabtree & Evelyn, Wolfgang Puck coffee and tea service and an elevated standard of service which is a result of the brand’s CARE (Create a Rewarding Experience for guests, team members and the community) culture, which all team members embrace.
As a participant in the Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program, the hotel will offer all guests the ability to earn and redeem Hilton HHonors points, and all Gold and Diamond HHonors members will receive complimentary breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant during weekday stays.
Preliminary renovations began at the hotel in 2012, with updates to all 277 guestrooms and suites. When property renovations complete in early 2014, the hotel will unveil a fresh, modern design aesthetic implemented by Atlanta-based architecture firm, CMMI. Among the enhancements will be the addition of six new guestrooms, bringing the total number of guestrooms to 283. Further upgrades will include the addition of a poolside seating area for the hotel’s new restaurant concept, which will be announced in 2014, the debut of an outdoor fireplace and fire pit by the resort-style pool, the addition of a ping-pong room, new audio-visual equipment for the hotel’s 5,725 square feet of flexible meeting space, and a redesign of the lobby and front desk areas. Guests will also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property, and 24-hour fitness and business centers.
“We look forward to bringing the DoubleTree by Hilton standard of guest service to even more travelers with the introduction of our Hotel MdR Marina del Rey,” said John Greenleaf – global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “The convenient location of this hotel to the area’s most popular tourist and business destinations make it a great addition to the DoubleTree by Hilton portfolio.”
Centrally located in Marina Del Rey, the hotel is surrounded by some of the world’s most notable companies, including Google, YouTube, Sony, Teledyne, Tom’s Shoes, Belkin, LA Clippers and Electronic Arts. Hotel MdR is also located just four miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), four miles from Santa Monica Pier and just one mile from the world-famous Venice Beach. Within one hour’s drive, guests can explore many of California’s entertainment destinations such as Universal Studios, Disneyland, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Magic Mountain and the J. Paul Getty Museum. Dodger’s Stadium, home of the LA Dodgers, is also located nearby.
Guests staying at the Hotel MdR Marina del Rey will enjoy over 40 shops, dining establishments and entertainment options including the country’s first Dine-In AMC Movie Theatre in the adjacent Marina Marketplace. Also located nearby are the Abbot Kinney District, the Marina Del Rey Yacht harbor offering water sports, 27 miles of bike path, as well as many of the area’s best restaurants.