MARINA DEL REY, Calif.—DoubleTree by Hilton announced the opening of the Hotel MdR Marina del Rey – a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel. The rebrand marks the start of a $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 Arris Investments LLC. Evolution Hospitality of San Clemente, Calif., is the operator, and senior principals of Evolution have also made an equity investment in the hotel.
“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 for the propertyl. “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.”
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 new 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.”