Airport hotels are notoriously bland way stations for travelers on layovers. The Los Angeles International Airport Hyatt Regency seeks to change your opinions about airport hotels.
Originally built as a Hyatt Regency back in the 1960’s, the hotel changed hands over the years. In October 2016, this ideally situated hotel came full circle and once again flies the Hyatt Regency flag. After acquiring the hotel from the Concourse hotel chain, Hyatt Regency put $75 Million into an extensive renovation of the building and property.
For travelers staying over on a layover, the Hyatt Regency at LAX is only a five-minute shuttle ride from the airport. The Hyatt Shuttle is part of Quik Park, so your wait is never long. Park your car in the huge garage next to the Hyatt Regency LAX and take the shuttle to the airport. From the heart of Downtown LA to this newly renovated premier hotel is only 30 minutes. Frequent travelers and tourists may want to consider staying at the Hyatt Regency at Los Angeles International Airport.
The Hyatt Regency at Los Angeles International Airport has done a wonderful job in coordinating the décor of public spaces with a comforting, relaxing living space in the 580 guestrooms and suites. Half the guestrooms have a view of the runways of one of the world’s busiest airports with the other half having a street view. If you think that the constant sound of jet engines is not the best sleeping environment, don’t worry, the soundproofing and black out curtains of this hotel is extraordinary. For those who love to watch jets in action, The Hyatt Regency at Los Angeles International Airport provides the best of both worlds, the visuals of airport activity along with the quiet of a comfortable room.
The wide-open design of the lobby is beautifully accentuated with futuristic furnishings. Sharp lines with prominent stainless steel is accented with bright colors that highlight the efficient friendly check-in with plenty of interesting, comfortable seating. All public areas within the building have a unified modern design leading to completely renovated rooms that are comfortably functional and relaxing. Artwork on many of the walls are from local artists.
Regency Suite King 930 square feet
The newly renovated rooms include the best in bedding - the Hyatt Grand Bed, large 55” wall mounted televisions, modern lighting fixtures, WIFI, plenty of electrical outlets and USB ports, large functional reading lights, huge shower with rain shower head and extra large towels, plenty of drawer space, Starbucks or Illy coffee, tables and chairs with a silver, pewter, steel color scheme softened by dark natural wood accents and brought to life with bright, rich colored chairs and accessories in canary yellow or royal purple. The futuristic color motif accented by splashes of vibrant colors are not what a guest would expect in hotel accommodations, especially at an airport hotel. But this is an unquestionably unairport hotel.
View of the Light Towers
The largest heated outdoor pool in the area
24 hour Stay Fit gym
Not your typical airport hotel, the Hyatt Regency at Los Angeles International Airport can be used as a home base for vacationers. The location offers easy access to all area locations including Disneyland. Onsite amenities include the largest heated outdoor pool in the area with cabanas and fire pits, a 24 hour Stay Fit gym, a business center, 24 hour Open Market, 24 hour housekeeping, exclusive airport shuttle service, a luxurious Regency Club offering continental breakfast, snacks, evening hors d’oeuvres, and desserts. And there is also over 50,000 square feet of meeting and event space.
Another unexpected specialty at this airport hotel is hosting weddings. There is a selection of four indoor and outdoor venue locations for weddings, parties and events along with customizable spaces at the new Hyatt Regency Conference Center. The Hyatt Regency at Los Angeles International Airport offers dedicated wedding planners who guide couples in everything from site selection to honeymoon planning. Special guestroom rates for wedding parties and guests as well as pre-wedding suites for preparation are available to weddings hosted at the Hyatt Regency at LAX.
Even if you are not staying over at the Hyatt Regency at Los Angeles International Airport you can still enjoy the cuisine offered at unity la™ Restaurant, Market and Bar. When experiencing a long layover at LAX, unity la™ Restaurant, Market and Bar are only steps away from Terminal 1 with shuttle service provided throughout the airport for those seeking exquisite dining while waiting for connecting flights. Visitors as well as guest of the Hotel will enjoy the Latin and Asian inspired cuisine featuring all day dining as well as a full bar service. As part of their strong community involvement at the Hyatt Regency at LAX all food is sourced from within a 90 miles radius.
This unusually designed restaurant space combines full service, counter service, buffet and market take out. Breakfast is served from 5:30 AM till 11:00 AM. Some of the specialty breakfast items include, Tres Leches French Toast, Asparagus Omelet and California Wet Burrito. There is also an extensive breakfast buffet.
Lunch includes items such as California Green Salad, Tortilla Soup, Unity Pastrami Burger as well as over 20 other interesting selections.
Dinner is served from 5:00 PM -11:00 PM with selections that include:
Scallops and Papaya - Togarashi Dusted Sea Scallops, Green Papaya, Apple Pear, Mint, Fish Sauce, Pickled Thai Chiles
Beef Carnitas - Grilled Corn Tortillas, Avocado Salsa, Pickled Onions, Cilantro, Crumbled Cotija Cheese, Elephant Garlic Mojo Sauce
Grilled Skuna Bay Salmon - Garlic Steamed Rice, Sauteed Pea Tendrils, Thai Red Curry Vinaigrette, Opal Basil
Rib Eye steak with Fried House Cut Potato Wedges Tossed in Bone Marrow Butter, Black Garlic Steak Sauce
Drunken Noodles - Wide Rice Noddles, Crispy Tofu, Chinese Broccoli, Fried Eggs, Dark Sauce, Thai Basil, Radish Sprouts
Vanilla Crème Brulee - Vanilla Custard, Orange and Mango Relish, Coconut Chips, Burnt Sugar
The Bar is open from 11:00 AM – 2:00 Am with full wine, beer and cocktail service. The Market is open 24 Hours a day, featuring a selection of fresh breads, sandwiches, meals to go, soups salads and desserts. When staying at the hotel, every meal can be an exciting diverse experience. For travelers, don’t suffer with airport food, hop on a shuttle, head over to the unity la™ Restaurant, Market and Bar and enjoy real food, prepared fresh throughout the day.
Thank you to Geraldo who drove the shuttle and did a great job of getting us to the hotel fast and safe, Derrick in the Regency Club who enthusiastically told us about everything the club had to offer, Marleny, Bianca and Fornisha in the unity la™ Restaurant and to Sous Chef Sumeet who prepared all the delicious dishes. And thank you to Libby Zarrahy who did a fabulous job of explaining everything this special hotel has to offer.
Congratulations to the Hyatt Regency at LAX for a soon to be announced award- Hotel of Year. It truely is an unquestionably unairport hotel.
Story by Daniel Dachille and Laine Page
Some photos courtesy of Hyatt Regency at LAX