Torrance Marriott South Bay – Gathering Spaces Where Comfort and Style Meet

The Torrance Marriott is one of the premier hotels in the South Bay area and has carved out a unique niche in the market as the preferred corporate business location for the business traveler. It features a tremendous combination of modern, cutting edge style, gracious comfort, and genuine warmth; fusing together, in its design, the East and West, all with an unsurpassed appreciation for the art of gathering.

Sense of Space and Places to Gather

A hotel should be a place where friends, family, colleagues, and associates gather together to meet for business, and share good conversation or to experience good times. More than any other hotel in the market, the Marriott has developed comfortable and very inviting atmosphere zones that are unique gathering spots for you to be together with fellow colleagues, family or friends, or simply with you and your laptop. The hotel especially caters to business guests, but is also an ideal location for staycations (a vacation spent close to home) as families escape the inland southern California valley areas and come to the beach for fun in the sun, shopping, and all of the amenities this hotel has to offer.

One of the signatures of the Marriott is the large, wide-open expansive lobby with subtle color accents and beautiful combinations of natural elements, water, wood and stone. The area is anchored center stage by the Rain Wine Bar and Lounge and its captivating two-story water display sitting behind the aesthetic curved stone-top bar. The Rain is such an inviting space with inescapable energy where you can meet up with friends for a drink, catch up on your work with your laptop, or just relax and watch the people and scenery of this buzzing, yet serene atmosphere zone. The Rain features a selection of more than 40 specialty wines and a first class seasonal menu of the freshest ingredients available. The lobby also has another little café zone featuring an espresso bar patisserie: Starbuck’s Marketplace serving specialty and regular coffee beverages, and a selection of pastries, sandwiches, and salads.

We have traveled extensively, and this lobby area and the Rain are clearly one of the most inviting “hang out” spots to be found for work or pleasure. The gathering theme is evident by the fascinating and interesting mix of clientele, as guests were sprinkled throughout all of the lobby space and zones: professional soccer players gathered in pairs; singles grabbed a bite to eat while they watched soccer on the big HD TV screen; pilots from an international airline met over coffee at Starbucks; those in business worked on their computers; and a group of friends had fun with some wine, drink, and food.

The fact that the Torrance Marriott takes its gathering spaces seriously is further evident in two of its newest cutting edge event areas: the aesthetic outdoor Zen Garden, and the newly designed Serenity Gardens; a premier outdoor venue with Gazebo to host a dream wedding or memorable social event. These two areas were a part of a major renovation the past few years to revitalize and upgrade the hotel public spaces and guest rooms. The Serenity Garden is a 9,500 square foot, beautifully landscaped, outdoor venue with a romantic setting including a breezy gazebo that provides an idyllic spot for weddings, receptions, and outdoor parties. The Gazebo and a huge, elegantly gnarled coral tree, anchor this outdoor spot; both stand guard over the grassy lawn, beautiful California landscape, water fountain features, and an expansive natural stone courtyard leading up to and surrounding the Gazebo. In addition, when not in use for memorable weddings and events, the Serenity Garden’s adjacent patio area with modern outdoor seating, serves as a gathering spot featuring beverage service and specialty food stations. This specialty atmosphere zone and gathering spot can host a reception of 500 guests, to a banquet of 160 people.

The Zen Garden is an edgier, more intimate outdoor space with fire pits and natural furnishings and a courtyard area nestled in between the main conference and meeting space Grand Ballroom building, and the signature circular Elements ballroom. The Zen Garden provides a visual impression of the East, as the Gardens namesake roots from China and Japan. This eastern feel provides another unique sense of place and space, as it is a delightful setting to relax and melt away stress. Overall the Torrance Marriott offers 31,500 square feet of total meeting space with the 10,000 square foot Grand Ballroom, the 5,000 square foot circular Elements Ballroom and numerous breakout rooms and conference rooms. In addition to great facilities and services for business guests and staycation families, the hotel offers an excellent selection of facilities for group and corporate business meetings and banquets.

South Bay Central Location Close to Everything

The Torrance Marriott is centrally located to many Southern California attractions. This Hotel is the perfect choice for both business travelers, or for those who are planning to enjoy the warm sunny weather and miles of Southern California’s pristine beaches and golf courses. The Marriott Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Torrance, California, where guests are just minutes away from some of California’s most beautiful beaches. Torrance and the Marriott are also central to many Greater Los Angeles area attractions with easy access to Disneyland, Universal Studios, Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, Santa Monica, downtown Los Angeles and Long Beach, and many other top attractions in the Torrance/Los Angeles area.

The Marriott offers up a big dose of the Southern California beach scene for sunning, swimming, biking or jogging on the beach, as Torrance, Redondo, Manhattan and Hermosa beaches are just minutes away. A favorite destination spot is the Redondo Beach Pier only two miles away. If surfing is your game, some of the most famous surfing spots in Southern California are a quick drive away or even nearer at the coves in nearby Palos Verdes, to the Redondo Beach Boardwalk Bay.

This first class Marriott hotel is conveniently located in the renowned South Bay, close to the Pacific Coast Highway, just 20 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and seven miles north and within walking distance of dining and shopping options. The Del Amo Fashion Center, right next to the Marriott, is one of the largest malls in the country with over 2,000,000 square feet of space, and is estimated to be the second most visited mall in the US with over 27,600,000 visitors annually. The Del Amo Fashion Center is on the verge of a major renovation and currently has strong diverse anchors from Macy’s to Sears, with other stores including, Marshalls, Crate and Barrel, Levis, and the Gap. For dining and entertainment the mall features an 18 theater Cineplex and nearly 40 food and beverage outlets. The Fashion Center has something for everyone, and is right next door to the Marriott; just a few minutes walk away.

The sport fans will surely appreciate that the Torrance Marriott South Bay Hotel is very close to the Home Depot Center. Most important, for the soccer lovers, the 27,000-seat, state-of-the-art soccer stadium (home field for Major Leagues Soccer’s Club Deportivo Chivas USA, and the 2005 MLS Cup, and U.S. Open Champion Los Angeles Galaxy) is just minutes away! Better yet for the soccer fan, nearly every one of the 17 visiting MLS franchise soccer teams stay at the Marriott Torrance when in town for a match. During our stay, the Home Depot Center and the Galaxy were hosting a round robin pre-season tournament, and six MLS teams were in town and the lobby was teeming with professional soccer players, which added excitement to the environment.

Revive the Guest

The Marriott Hotel enhances a very convenient location by offering luxurious guest rooms and amenities. There are 476 guest rooms, 11 suites and three Concierge Floors. The spacious guest rooms include wireless internet, flat-screen LCD TVs, and the Marriott signature Revive bedding where every detail, from the comforters, to sheets and pillows are designed to evoke warmth and comfort and assure a good night sleep. The guest rooms provide all of the comforts of home, and also luxurious and spacious bathrooms.

Guests of the Torrance Marriott hotel can take advantage of the stunning indoor/outdoor connected swimming pool. The signature pool has an amazing look and feel as it is designed and fashioned after the classic Bellagio Hotel swimming pool. Its fantastic, elegant design makes it a popular destination for shooting film and TV scenes. If you spend all day at work, or are simply enjoying this Southern California piece of paradise, you’ll appreciate the chance to unwind with a refreshing dip. The sporty guests can use the state-of-theart fitness facility equipped with cardiovascular machines, strength training equipment, and free weights before relaxing in the sauna and whirlpool.

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Torrance Marriott and recommend that you come enjoy this oasis of South Bay Hospitality and first class, luxurious surroundings that offers both comfort and style.

LAX Magazine
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