downtown los angeles, south park

Downtown LA’s Marriott Courtyard and Residence Inn Readies for Ground Breaking

Ground breaking draws near for Marriott’s newest 23-story tower and dual hotel brands, Courtyard and Residence Inn, with blue construction fencing put up around the development site across from JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton at LA Live

First announced almost a year ago in April 2011 that a brand new 23-story Marriott Courtyard and Residence Inn tower (with 393 rooms) would be built in the burgeoning South Park district, construction fencing was erected recently this month to cordon off the future hotel development site.

Located at Olympic Blvd and Francisco St–directly across the street from JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton at LA Live–the new hotel tower will add much needed capacity in a growing district of Downtown LA that may eventually get an expanded convention center and brand new Farmers Field NFL football stadium (with rumors of the Rams as the returning LA team).

Ground breaking is still anticipated to begin next month in April 2012.

An updated rendering of the Marriott Courtyard and Residence Inn across from LA Live (Photo: Downtown News)

9 Comments

  1. This building is a good overall sign for the health of the Los Angeles economy leading into 2013.

    • I agree Brandon. And if/when we get confirmation that Farmers Field is a definite go, then expect to see more announcements of other large developments in South Park and adjacent neighborhoods.

  2. sebastian says

    They need to bring in some retail in that area too, not only restaurants.

    • Not only retail but more affordable restaurants, and let me emphasize, that are open late and on the weekends.

      • brudy says

        I couldn’t agree more. That is my biggest gripe about living in downtown. There are very few quick, decent, inexpensive places to eat at night and on the weekends. And some places have weird hours. Green Hut – open till 10pm m-f but not at all on the weekends. Starry kitchen is open till 9:30 thurs-fri only (yet it is packed on those nights). Most of those places on 6th and 7th are closed by dinner. Mendocino Farms closes by 7:30 m-f and closed on weekends. It’s very frustrating (especially as someone who doesn’t like to cook). You want to be able to walk out and grab some dinner, but can’t. I end up having to get in the car and driving somewhere.

  3. I’m excited for the growth of DTLA. It’s really come a long way.

  4. sebastian says

    If they intend in keeping residents coming to downtown, they need to change those hours, and add more super markets, and retail, clothing stores, and some furniture stores, an IKEA would be a nice box store to add to downtown.

  5. sebastian says

    If they intend in keeping residents coming to downtown, they need to change those hours, and add more super markets and some furniture stores, an IKEA would be a nice box store to add to downtown.

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