Embassy Suites finishes $5M renovation

DOWNEY -- The 219-suite Embassy Suites has completed a four-month, $5 million renovation of all its public areas that include the lobby, atrium, restaurant and lounge, meeting rooms, business and fitness centers, and pool area.

The renovation transformed the lobby and atrium areas into a “Great-room” concept, providing guests with "comfortable, technology-friendly" places to work or relax outside of their guest rooms, officials said.

The new design also pays homage to Downey's aerospace history.

The hotel is owned by RLJ Development, LLC based in Bethesda, Md. and managed by Embassy Suites Management, LLC, based in McLean, Va.

“The Great-room concept has proven to be a success with our hotel guests who want a place to hang out, conduct interviews, meet friends or simply enjoy a casual dinner,” said Maurice Casaus, general manager of Embassy Suites Downey. “Our open space with special design elements paying homage to Downey’s prominent aerospace legacy has been a tremendous success with both our hotel guests and local patrons.” 

The new design features new contemporary styled lighting, more private seating areas and artwork reminiscent of early aerospace projects. The aerospace theme can be observed in various components of the lobby and atrium, including the hotel’s accent chandeliers, constellation-inspired wall décor behind the front desk and a new fountain in the atrium. 

The hotel also features Brickstones Grill, a concept created by Hilton Worldwide for the Embassy Suites by Hilton brand. Brickstones Grill offers classic American fare -- served in single or family portions -- for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

A portion of the existing restaurant space has been converted to flexible multi-use space to accommodate group meals and social functions with access to an outdoor patio.

The hotel features more than 6,000 sq. ft. of meeting space including seven meeting rooms, equipped with movable air walls to accommodate any type of event and lend privacy to meetings happening simultaneously.