The Los Angeles suburb of Glendale is in the middle of a full-scale renaissance. City planners hope an infusion of hotels, shops, and restaurants will encourage workers to stay and socialize in the downtown core after punching the clock. At the center of this revitalization? A modern, European-style hotel made possible by streamlined volumetric modular construction.


The AC Hotel by Marriott will offer guests 130 well-appointed rooms in addition to luxe lounges and meeting spaces. The Spanish AC Hotel brand was acquired by Marriott in 2011 to deepen the hotelier’s offerings to young, tech– and design-savvy business travelers.

By using off-site manufacturing techniques for 124 of the guest rooms, project stakeholders will receive a high-end, finished product in a fraction of the time needed for standard construction.

These rooms will occupy the top four stories of the six-story structure; the bottom floors will house dining areas, media and conference rooms, and a fitness center.

Prefab Logic is the modular consultant of record for the AC Hotel in Glendale, providing modular design and modular project management services from conception through completion.


Every aspect of the AC Hotel by Marriott is customized to meet the needs of Glendale’s transitioning downtown core.

For Glendale city planners, walkability is the name of the game. The AC Hotel property, between busy thoroughfares Brand Boulevard and Central Avenue, is a short walking distance to popular regional shopping center The Americana at Brand, as well as Glendale’s renowned Museum of Neon Art.

The hotel’s first floor will feature a destination-worthy lounge serving European-inspired cocktails and tapas plates, and a public courtyard with seating will invite pedestrians to enjoy the hotel property alongside guests.

Design quality is another major consideration for city leadership. From the high-end details crafted into each guest room during the volumetric modular process to a statement-making suspended staircase in the lobby, local officials and business leaders alike will be proud to refer their colleagues to the design-forward AC Hotel by Marriott.


Sector: Hospitality
Location: Glendale, CA
Size: 124 modular units, 4 modular stories


Owner: Vista Investments
Architect: Arris Studio Architects



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