Layton Completes Renovations to Manhattan Beach Westdrift

Westdrift Hotel in Manhattan Beach, CA

Westdrift Hotel in Manhattan Beach, CA
Westdrift Hotel in Manhattan Beach, CA
Westdrift Hotel in Manhattan Beach, CA
Westdrift Hotel in Manhattan Beach, CA

IRVINE, CA (July 10, 2018) — Tucked away in the South Bay city of Manhattan Beach, CA, you’ll find the Westdrift – a boutique hideaway on 26 acres, with a 9-hole golf course and located just a few miles from the beach.

The Westdrift recently went through an extensive renovation and Layton Construction played a major role. Part of this transformation, included the change from an existing Marriott Hotel to an Autograph Collection Hotel.

Some of the extensive work featured in the project included the removal of the cast-in-place main lobby staircase, complete demolition of the hotel’s restaurant, demolition of three ballrooms as well as removal of the lobby and guest arrival facades.

A new entrance was also built and includes a custom designed porte-cochere, infill of the lobby deck for a new reception area, indoor/outdoor balcony space within the existing shell, a new three-meal service main kitchen, and the revitalization of all public service areas including the ballrooms and meeting rooms.

The redesign also added a new exterior steel staircase from the main level to the garden level, which was outfitted with glass handrails and 26-foot standing-metal decorative tube cladding. The backyard was removed and replaced with new hardscape and landscaping. The pool was also redesigned with new plaster, coping tiles and functionality.

Design criteria included challenging aspects such as the placement of more than 45,000 square feet of single running-plank tile pattern from the entry porte-cochere and extending throughout the lobby, installation of 26-foot interior wooden screen walls and supporting steel and the replacement of the hotel’s skylights.

All of the construction was completed while the hotel remained operational with rooms being booked as well as events being held during the renovation of the public spaces and the remodeling of rooms, level-by-level.

The Westdrift, located just south of Los Angeles International Airport, is a hub for traveling sports teams, major airlines and celebrities alike looking to stay the night in the South Bay. The transformation to an Autograph Collection Hotel has increased the visibility of the Westdrift and continues to be a destination hotel and gathering space for numerous private and corporate events.


About Layton Construction

Layton Construction Company is consistently ranked among the top commercial contractors in the nation, currently the 50th largest builder on ENR’s Top 400 Commercial Contractors list, with revenues of $1.5 billion annually. Layton specializes in construction management, design-build construction and general contracting. Layton’s construction projects are found throughout the United States, and cover a wide spectrum of industry sectors, including healthcare, hospitality, education, office buildings, manufacturing, warehouse and distribution, sports and entertainment and public safety. Headquartered in Utah, Layton also has regional offices in California, Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho and Tennessee.

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