The Westin Long Beach has unveiled plans for a $23 million renovation set to be completed in summer 2019. The transformation will include two new culinary concepts as well as a refreshed lobby and revitalized guest rooms. The designated spaces will reflect a modern style that reflects the property’s California coastline setting.
“This is such an exciting time to be in Long Beach,” said John Thompson, Westin Long Beach Managing Director in a press statement. “There is an abundance of growth as well as an overall elevation of our city, and we are thrilled to be able to contribute by offering Long Beach a chic and welcoming revamped destination in the heart of downtown.”
New dining concept Navy Proof Food & Spirits, created by Howe & Brown Hospitality, will be situated adjacent to the lobby and will showcase the most notable renovations to the property. The design will include white marble flooring and color scheme, a three-story sculptural chandelier and a 32 x 20 ft living green wall. The restaurant will serve new-American cuisine that emphasizes seasonal ingredients and locally-sourced seafood and meat, as well as a craft cocktail menu.
The renovation will also include Bluestone Lane, an Australian-inspired coffee culture hub that will be situated on the ground floor of the Westin and will serve premium coffee and healthy food options.
“Transformations like the one we are currently going through bring a new, fresh dynamic to the overall cityscape of Long Beach but also instill a sense of pride for our loyal team members who have been with us from the beginning,” said Thompson. “For the community and guests alike, the Westin’s new spaces will set the tone for an innovative way to gather, interact and connect.”
The renovation of the iconic property has been designed by architect Houston Tyner and designer Vanrooy Creative Group. Decor will include white marble floors, custom tree canopy rugs, extensive use of white oak, rich tan leather, neutral paint tones, custom art, and dramatic modern brass lighting elements. Art and sculpture will also be included throughout the property, including a contemporary study of the sea floor topography connecting the coast of Long Beach to nearby Santa Catalina Island.