Hyatt Regency LAX | Los Angeles, CA
One of the most extravagant hotels in Los Angeles entrusts XtraLight to overhaul a failed lighting product design from another manufacturer and preserve their time line for a grand re-opening event.
The Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport is a showcase property in the brand’s global portfolio. This unique 580-guestroom hotel underwent a top to bottom renovation after being acquired by Hyatt, which included one of the largest ballrooms in Los Angeles. With help from the most responsive lighting manufacturer in the industry, the ballroom ceiling was transformed with newly custom LED lighting fixtures just in time for the hotel’s grand re-opening celebration. Once formally known as The Concourse Hotel at Los Angeles Airport, the Hyatt Regency was transformed through a substantial makeover into a property that elevates the hotel experience for their travelers who want to stay close to LAX international airport. The hotel offers a range of facilities that offer comfort in an elegant style.
While the transformation was seen as a positive, it didn’t go without complications during the design process. The property overall has 25 meeting spaces, most notably a 14,000 square foot grand ballroom, the largest in Los Angeles. This ballroom would feature aesthetically pleasing LED light fixtures that would astound visitors with the right ambiance at future events.
During the design process, the interior designer specified a custom-made “triangular” fixture that was to be manufactured in China. The Chinese manufacturer presented a sample mock-up of the fixture that was to be produced for final approval. The hotel, architect and interior design firm were extremely disappointed by the sub-par fixture that didn’t meet any of the standards set forth during the specification. Not only was it poorly constructed, it had dark spots from inconsistent lighting due to the use of LED strip tape. Once the determination was made that the original manufacturer could not make the necessary changes and deliver the product on time, they had to seek another company for help.
Post-installation views of the triangle ballroom fixture (TBF) installed in the 14,000 sq. ft. grand ballroom.
Faced with a potentially terrible situation, the design firm sought out another manufacturer that not only could design a visually appealing fixture but could produce the quantities needed within the six weeks prior to the grand re-opening. This short construction window necessitated working with a manufacturer who could closely partner with them every step of the way on this project and deliver the perfect product in a timely manner. Their search brought them to XtraLight, a company who had an extensive history of designing custom LED fixtures and delivering them in the shortest lead times in the industry.
The XtraLight engineering team reviewed the design drawings from the previous manufacturer and conducted conference calls with all parties involved to make sure the specifications would be met. Once everything was agreed upon, XtraLight began the development of the TBF – Triangle Ballroom Fixture. Over the course of the next six weeks XtraLight designed, tested, certified and manufactured five different sizes of TBF’s for the ceiling arrangement, a total of 142 custom fixtures. As per specifications, the TBF’s needed to include the following: dimmable drivers, 3000K CCT, frosted acrylic lenses, perforated sides, post-painted, low wattages and ETL Listed.
The manufacturing, assembly and installation of the triangle ballroom fixtures (TBF).
Hyatt Regency Los Angles International Airport new grand ballroom setup for an event.
Upon receiving and installing the new XtraLight custom fixtures, all parties involved were ecstatic with the end result. With the help of XtraLight, the Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport opened the innovative meeting space on time for its grand re-opening to show off the upscale, contemporary decor. The hotel was able to avoid any further complications, received a superior product than it originally anticipated and has a comfortable meeting area that’s well-lit and well received.