The very first hotel built in Marina del Rey is getting a facelift.
Pacifica Hotels, California’s largest owner and operator of boutique hotels, announced Aug. 26 that the Marina del Rey Hotel will soon be receiving a $20 million renovation.
Originally opened in 1964, Marina del Rey Hotel will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year. Over the past half-century, the hotel has served as the central meeting point for local yacht clubs, fashion shows and high-profile Los Angeles functions.
Recently, it has been the site of numerous functions hosted by Los Angeles County, including the annual “State of the Marina” address by Fourth District Supervisor Dan Knabe and the initial meeting of a visioning process that the county has embarked upon that is designed to plan the Marina’s development future for several decades.
“Our intention with this renovation is to revitalize the Marina del Rey Hotel, while maintaining its classic reputation,” President of Pacifica Hotels Matt Marquis said. “We have put significant resources into the Marina del Rey community and want the Marina del Rey Hotel to be a shining example of Pacifica’s investment in the area’s hospitality landscape.”
The new, 160-room Marina del Rey Hotel will boast four-star amenities, including a full-service restaurant, 24-hour room service, concierge assistance, an outdoor, marina-facing pool and sundeck, an outdoor wedding venue, and other offerings, according to a Pacifica spokesman.
The waterfront property is scheduled to reopen next spring.
Over the last several quarters, Pacifica Hotels has acquired new properties, transitioned flagged properties and completed full property renovations in the Marina del Rey immediate area – including the Jamaica Bay Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Inn at Marina del Rey, and Inn at Venice Beach.
Marina del Rey Hotel is at 13534 Bali Way, Marina del Rey. Information (800) 720-0223 or www.pacificahotels.com.

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