AKA: Marriott International, Incorporated, Marriott at LA Live, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA; Marriott International, Incorporated, LA Marriott, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings -public accommodations - hotels

Designers: Degen and Degen, Architecture and Interior Design (firm); GBD Architects (firm)

Dates: constructed 2013-2014

23 stories, total floor area: 295,750 sq. ft.


Almost all of the funding for the LA Marriott, 95%, came from the US Citizenship and Immigration Service's EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, an initiative created by Congress in 1990."...to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors."This program required that at least 10 new, full-time jobs (defined as either direct or indirect) be created. If its conditions for new jobs in a new commercial enterprise were met, foreign investors would become eligible for "...Certain EB-5 visas...set aside for investors in Regional Centers designated by USCIS based on proposals for promoting economic growth." (Accessed 01/26/2015.)

Building History

Two firms, Portland, OR-based GBD Architects and Degen and Degen of Los Angeles, CA, combined their resources to produce this hotel design. GBD's web site stated of the partnership: "GBD teamed with Degen & Degen for the design of Marriott at LA Live. GBD served as Executive Architect for the project, designing the building’s core and shell and common areas; Degen & Degen served as interior designers for the hotel units; the lobby and amenity spaces were a collaborative effort." (Accessed 01/26/2015.) Marriott located this hotel near the Los Angeles Convention Center, on the edge of downtown, and chose to house two of its brands in this one building. The Courtyard by Marriott occupied 174 rooms and the Marriott Residence Inn, 219 suites.

Building Notes

GBD web site indicated that this dual-brand hotel had the following amenities in 2015: "...Lounge, home theater, hotel shop, and retail (all located on the ground level); the Hearth Room and meeting rooms (on second floor); and amenity deck with swimming pool and fitness room (on the third floor)." (Accessed 01/26/2015.) The architects indicated that they were seeking the US Green Building Council's LEED Silver Certification for the LA Marriott.

PCAD id: 19495