After three years of construction, Lightstone has opened its dual-branded hotel tower at the intersection of Figueroa Street and Pico Boulevard in Downtown Los Angeles.

The 37-story tower at 1260 S. Figueroa Street, the first component of a two-tower project, includes 727 guest rooms divided between the Moxy Downtown Los Angeles and AC Hotel Downtown Los Angeles. The high-rise also includes 12 food-and-beverage venues and roughly 13,000 square feet of meeting space across the street from the L.A. Convention Center.

In addition to a roof, the two hotels also Level 8, a new concept from Mark and Jonnie Houston who have created restaurants and bars across Los Angeles. The space includes eight different dining, drinking, and entertainment venues (named for its location on the eighth floor of the building).

Rendering of Fig + Pico, looking northeastGensler

“For today’s traveler, memorable hospitality means great design combined with the ability to choose from an abundance of experiences,” says Lightstone president Mitchell Hochberg in a news release. “By integrating the two hotels, plus Level 8, into a single building, we’re creating a myriad of experiences never before offered in Los Angeles — and keeping it all affordable. It’s a multilayered, endlessly fascinating destination for both locals and visitors.”

Gensler designed the tower, which has a glass facade and metal fins wrapping the trunk of the building. The building podium, which houses a parking garage, is wrapped in a 15,000-square-foot digital sign (billed as the largest 3D billboard on the West Coast) and capped by a landscaped pool deck.

Yabu Pushelberg handled the interior design of the two hotels, which each have distinct identities. The 380-room Moxy's look was inspired in part by the 1969 film Easy Rider, and has references to biker culture and the open road, with a branded bar on the ground floor. Meanwhile, the 347-room AC Hotel references classic Spanish architecture, and includes the rooftop venues La Lo La Rooftop and AC Bar & Lounge.

Aerial view of the AC and Moxy Hotels looking northHunter Kerhart Architectural Photography

Rates at Moxy begin at $199 per night, while rooms at the AC Hotel begin at $219 per night.

The AC and Moxy hotels are the initial component of the larger Fig + Pico development, which would see the construction of a smaller 27-story tower containing 378 guest rooms on an adjacent site at the intersection of Pico and Flower Street. A Hilton Garden Inn had previously been slated for that building.

Other large hotels planned near the Convention Center include a 37-story tower slated for a site a few blocks west on Pico, and a proposed 861-room expansion of the J.W. Marriott at L.A. Live.

In its hometown of New York, Lightstone recently developed two additional Moxy hotels in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

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