This Hilton in Long Beach, California is a classic 80's American hotel development design. Since the late 90's onwards, the focus was on 'boutique hotels' because everyone was kind of sick and tired of these large behemoths.
However, these behemoths gives a sense of space from large to small that smaller sized properties doesn't offer.
From the moment you drive into the driveway, either a slightly raised slope to the stubbly vibrations from the stone paved covered valet parking - there's a sense of arrival. Greeted by a large lobby space with grandeur, tall ceilings, well-lit atrium gives the breather '...Sigh! That was a long flight or drive.' of relaxation.
Only these large behemoths which still designed and constructed with lots of attention to detail by comparison to today's limited-service small properties is every inch of the construction is full of 'substance'. Don't take it out of context. I meant that from the brass railings to the glass door hinges. The large slabs of same color tone without any defects of granite or similar type as a building feature.
The sense of space from being relaxed moving into a much smaller space, but still an over-sized room (a 80's to 90's style) where you feel safe and secured as your own space. Special about this style of building is the copper toned exterior windows. In Los Angeles whether, it filters bright sunlight into a warm tone. Soothing and gradual lighting that you hardly need to turn on additional lights.
However, these behemoths are aging. From wear and tear over the highs of economic times. Many of these properties just need some tender loving care.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hilton Long Beach Hotel and Executive Meeting Center is the perfect location for business or leisure travel, with over 40,000 sq. Ft. Of Executive meeting space and social function rooms. Located on Ocean Ave and just a few blocks from all the activities, restaurants, attractions and the Long Beach Convention Center. Rent one of our Fuji Cruisers for an enjoyable ride along the 22 mi oceanfront bike bath. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Long Beach And Executive Meeting Center
- Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Hotel Long Beach
- Hilton Hotel Long Beach