Hotel Maya Completes $4 Million Property Refresh Just In Time For Summer

From Complete Guest Room Enhancements To New Event Space Creations, Get Ready to Rediscover Hotel Maya

. June 18, 2015

LONG BEACH, CA. June 18, 2015 - If you were a fan of Hotel Maya before, you're going to love it even more following a newly completed $4 million refresh.

Improvements include updated, modern guest room enhancements and the addition of a brand-new event pavilion and terrace located at the water's edge; a combined 16,400-square-feet, the “Lagunita” pavilion and “Vista del Mar” are unlike any other event spaces in Southern California.

Hotel Maya underwent a $20 million renovation in 2009 and became a Doubletree by Hilton hotel on November 1, 2010.

A popular staycation and celebration destination, the boutique, resort-style property offers a Latin-American inspired design, presenting guests with a distinctively Southern California combination of stunning seaside views amidst 14 acres of lush, tropical gardens filled with over 500 palm trees in a modern, open-air, setting.

The 199-room Hotel Maya completely transformed its guest rooms by installing new, custom hardwood floors for a sleek, modern, coastal feel. Each guest room entry door was replaced with an exquisitely hand-carved wood door similar to the signature, oversized door that welcomes guests at the hotel's lobby entrance, as well as on meeting and event spaces throughout the property. New floor-to-ceiling retractable sliding glass doors lead to water view and garden view patios and balconies, offering an expansive indoor/outdoor living space evoking a tropical resort. Air conditioning systems were exchanged for sleeker, quieter, more energy-efficient units.

“The renovated guests rooms are a perfect complement to the new Lagunita and Vista del Mar events spaces, which creates a unique architectural synergy,” said Kristi Allen, Vice President of Hotel Operations at Hotel Maya - a DoubleTree by Hilton. “We are always evaluating the needs of the market and our clients as well as listening to guests' feedback to further improve our ever-popular property.”

In addition to the new guest room renovations, guests staying at Hotel Maya will enjoy well-appointed rooms with dynamic colors, complemented with earthy, organic furnishings and finishes; specially designed plush pillow, mattress and high thread-count linens; private balconies with ocean and garden views; private waterfront dock where guests can enjoy seasonal amenities, concierge; bicycle rental; fitness center; Latin Inspired outdoor waterfront heated lap pool and Jacuzzi with private cabanas; and a walking path.

The “Lagunita” pavilion, named for an ancient Mayan city, is an 80 feet by 80 feet event venue with a cathedral-style ceiling that perfectly frames four glistening, oversized chandeliers and is accentuated by two, 13 feet tall, floor-to-ceiling glass walls that open to the panoramic views of the waterfront and city. Lagunita can host 600 guests for standing receptions, 400 guests with a dance floor, and seat guests up to 450 in rounds and 350 for classroom-style.

To enter “Lagunita,” guests pass through “Vista del Mar” a 10,000-square-feet, pre-function, outdoor area with a VIP entranceway featuring 9-foot-tall, hand-carved wood doors, eight towering palm trees, a permanent outdoor stage, compelling water and fire display, beautiful drought-tolerant foliage, along with custom outdoor furniture, rock-faced fire pit, alfresco bar and open-air reception area. Vista del Mar can host 700 guests for a standing reception and up to 350 guests in rounds. A perfect fit for black-tie galas, convention receptions, holiday parties, product launches, meetings & weddings, these two spaces can be transformed over and over again.

Hotel Maya - a DoubleTree by Hilton is located at 700 Queensway Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802. For additional information or to make room reservations, please call 562-435-7676, visit or like

Media Contact:
Cameron Andrews
[email protected]

Business Contact:

Cameron Andrews
T: 562-432-5300
E: [email protected]

Subscribe to our newsletter
for more Hotel Newswire articles

Related News

Choose a Social Network!

The social network you are looking for is not available.

Coming up in March 2023...

Hotel Human Resources: The Great Resignation

Hotels have always struggled with the task of attracting and retaining qualified employees. At any given moment, hotels are consistently understaffed which makes providing quality guest services a persistent challenge. Additionally, as a consequence of the pandemic, there has been a mass exodus of workers who left their employers and haven't returned. This phenomenon has become known as the Great Resignation. In one month alone last year, over 900,000 employees left hospitality jobs, affecting all areas of operations including frontline workers,  restaurant and housekeeping staff, and hotel management. To overcome these challenges, Human Resource departments are implementing a variety of solutions. First, they are reassessing their wage and benefits guidelines in an effort to become more competitive. They are also leveraging digital technology to attract and retain talent, and to improve the employee experience. The goal is to centralize communications, enhance employee engagement, empower independent decision-making, and expand educational opportunities. The March Hotel Business Review will explore what some HR professionals are doing to address these critical employment issues in their respective departments.