Embassy Suites Hotel

Glendale, California
Completed

A full-service, all suite hotel in the Central Glendale Redevelopment District that is key to the revitalization of the area

Client

Kam Sang Company, Inc.

Project Size

259,000 sf

Professional Services

Architecture
Landscape Architecture

The Embassy Suites Hotel is located within the Central Glendale Redevelopment District and is key to the revitalization of this area. The design consists of a fourteen story, 277 suite, full service hotel. The hotel includes meeting/conference space, lounge and restaurant facility, lobby bar, gymnasium, gift shop and deli. Supporting the hotel is a four-level, subterranean, parking structure with a capacity of 420 vehicles. The exterior palette includes limestone, granite, glass and metal panels.

The design includes a street level, landscaped courtyard offering an urban oasis retreat to both hotel guests and the public. Other amenities include a pool and spa terrace as well as other landscaped sky terraces. Public art, landscaping and water sculptures are juxtaposed within a multilevel atrium lobby. Guest suites wrap around the fourteen story high atrium that incorporates natural day lighting via a roof skylight as well as through a window wall where suites are stepped back. The sculptured stepped-back design allows for the curving window wall to rise up to a boat shaped transparent glass element. At night the internal illumination from the atrium window wall creates a landmark beacon and gateway at the north end of Central Avenue.