Prism Hotels & Resorts recently opened the Hyatt Place LAX / Century Blvd and Hyatt House LAX / Century Blvd, both located directly adjacent to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and with views of the LAX runways and the lights of downtown Los Angeles.
Originally built in 1967 by architect Welton Becket, who was also behind LAX’s iconic Theme Building, the dual-branded hotel development offers the tallest rooftop terrace and only outdoor rooftop pool in the airport district, and two restaurants from local favorite Greenleaf Kitchen & Cocktails, including their signature healthy gourmet restaurant on the hotels’ lobby level and their first upscale dining concept, ShoresLAX, on the 15th floor rooftop.
With design led by carrier johnson + CULTURE, the hotels feature a midcentury modern aesthetic inspired by the building’s 1960s architecture. Guests are greeted by a mix of rich wood tones, geometric light fixtures and tile patterns, multi-layered textures and bold accent colors, complemented by statement pieces like a vintage pool table in the lobby and waffle ceilings retrofitted from the previous office building. Colorful artwork throughout the hotels, curated by Kalisher, is a nod to the Southern California lifestyle with imagery inspired by the geography, activities, and lifestyle, such as surfers and skateboarders, waves crashing and palm trees swaying. Other notable design elements include the main entry porte-cochere sculpture by artist Christopher Puzio and a giant illuminated infinity glass art installation behind the check-in desk.
Photo: Courtesy of Hyatt Hotels Corporation