LOS ANGELES—The much-anticipated Le Méridien Pasadena Arcadia Hotel is expected to officially open its doors on May 25, 2021, boasting 234 thoughtfully designed rooms and suites plus over 14,000 square feet of stylish event space in Los Angeles. Taking cues from the brand’s mid-century modern design aesthetic, the new hotel will bring Le Méridien’s distinctive European heritage to the Southern California destination.
Located opposite the Santa Anita Racetrack and developed by Chateau Group founders, Eric Chen and Ann Sung, the hotel celebrates the glamorous halcyon days of travel and the rich heritage of the area through illuminating textures and layers of sophisticated equestrian design, brought to life by Linda Snyder Associates and AO Architects. Le Méridien Pasadena Arcadia is owned by SAICP, LLC and managed by Pacifica Hotels, the largest owner and operator of lifestyle, design-inspired hotels on the Pacific Coast.
“We are thrilled that this new hotel will bring to life the history of the region through design, culinary creations, craft cocktails, fine art and beyond – all while celebrating the Le Méridien spirit of savouring the good life,” said Eric Chen, President at Chateau Group and Manager of SAICP, LLC. “We are confident that this stylish metropolitan oasis will be a fantastic addition to the Arcadia community, and we look forward to welcoming guests from around the world and showing them all there is to unlock in the local area.”
Guests can indulge in a culinary journey at the hotel’s dining destination Mélange, which will showcase Asian-fusion inspired cuisine helmed by Chef Mako. The hotel’s Hub, Longitude 118, is a social gathering place for the creative-minded traveler and will offer rare private label and international spirits, wines and beers, along with a curated high tea and highballs cocktail programme – a nod to the Le Méridien brand’s European heritage by creating a modern twist on the traditional aperitif hour. The concept melds the refinement of traditional high tea with sophisticated custom highball cocktail mixology using the centuries-old craft of tea infusion. Guests can also enliven the senses with expertly crafted illy coffee each morning.
With over 14,000 square feet of meeting and event spaces spanning five separate rooms – three of which are private dining rooms – as well as over 1,800 square feet of indoor pre-function space and an expansive event lawn in a prime location, Le Méridien Pasadena Arcadia is poised to be the preeminent destination for business and social banquets and events. Spark discovery and illuminate insights with Creative Meetings by Le Méridien, designed to unlock inspiration and foster innovation. From locally inspired flavours to cultural experiences, the team will create an immersive meeting atmosphere that brings the destination in. The hotel’s ballroom will feature floor-to-ceiling glass walls and doors that will open to the event lawn where guests can enjoy unrivaled views of the nearby racetrack.
Le Méridien believes the sun never sets on the jet set, and Le Méridien Pasadena Arcadia will offer poolside delivery and dining experiences at the year-round outdoor heated pool, as well as 24-hour in-room meal, spirit and packaged-item delivery. Linger longer over a glass of rosé and enjoy classic games by the pool. Elevated dining experiences that offer something more than meets the eye will also be available upon demand.
With curious culture seekers in mind, global art installations curated by renowned local art consultancy Daniel Fine Art will provide thought-provoking conversations and unique cultural experiences throughout the property. Upon entering the hotel, guests will be welcomed by an impressive handmade porcelain and glass abstraction of peacock tail feathers by Ron Dier Design. Works throughout the hotel will also include pieces by Serge Bloch, the most prolific illustrator in France who frequently illustrates advertisements for Hermès, David Ellis, an international multimedia artist and William Attaway, an established Venice Beach artist with several public art sculptures around Southern California.
“The development of Le Méridien Pasadena Arcadia is a huge accomplishment, and this premium, full-service property is certainly an esteemed addition to the Pacifica Hotels portfolio,” said Matt Marquis, CEO at Pacifica Hotels. “We look forward to opening day when we can welcome the public to this special hotel.”