National real estate investor and developer Lightstone announced the topping out of construction on the dual-branded Moxy Los Angeles Downtown and AC Hotel Los Angeles Downtown. The property is located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, directly across the street from the LA Convention Center and Staples Center, on the corner of West Pico Boulevard and Figeroua Street. Scheduled to open in late 2022, the 37-story, 600,000-square-foot mixed-use tower will consist of a dual-branded, 380-room Moxy hotel and a 347-room AC hotel. The property will also include more than 22,000 square feet of premium digital and static signage, featuring the largest continuous full-motion digital display on the West Coast, and more than 8,000 square feet of ground floor retail space.
Commanding a stately streetside presence spanning nearly half a block, the all-glass tower features architecture by Gensler. The award-winning international design firm Yabu Pushelberg, best known for their prolific hospitality properties including Lightstone’s Moxy Times Square and Moxy Chelsea, designed the hotel lobbies as well as the guestrooms.
With 65,000 square feet of meeting rooms, restaurants, bars and nightlife throughout, the Moxy and AC hotel will become a central entertainment and cultural hub within this vibrant central downtown neighborhood. The development will feature a 6,000-square-foot landscaped pool deck and an unprecedented offering of 12 all-new restaurant and bar concepts designed by Basile Studio. On the 34th floor, AC’s sky lobby will feature a garden-like terrace bar with panoramic views overlooking Downtown Los Angeles. The hotels will boast 13,000 square feet of meeting space also designed by Basile Studio.
“Topping out represents an exciting milestone for our growing hospitality portfolio, and we are thrilled to bring the Moxy and AC Hotel brands to Downtown LA on the heels of successful openings in New York City and Miami,” said Mitchell Hochberg, president of Lightstone. “Offering two unique experiences at one address, coupled with an unparalleled slate of shared programming, we are confident both brands will resonate with visitors to the Convention Center and Staples Center and locals alike.”