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Westdrift Named to Top Ten New Hotels In U.S.

Jan 24, 2019 12:46PM ● By Jeanne Fratello

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How good is the Westdrift Hotel in Manhattan Beach? It has just been named one of the top ten new hotels in the country by USA Today travel experts and readers.

The Westdrift was voted to the number seven spot overall in the USA Today "10Best Readers' Choice 2019" awards. USA Today travel experts chose the top 20 and the final ten were voted upon by readers.

The panel cited the hotel's "boutique accommodations with a laid back California vibe," as well as "bright and airy guest rooms and suites, plus amenities like a par 3 golf course, a 360-degree outdoor bar and communal-focused dining concept, all just a mile from the beach."

The Westdrift - formerly the Manhattan Beach Marriott - is the first Autograph Collection Hotel (owned by Marriott International) in the Los Angeles area. Set on 26 acres, it has 393 guest rooms and suites.

The hotel offers a 9-hole, par-3 golf course and an outdoor pool flanked by cabanas and a CrossFit-inspired fitness center. An indoor-outdoor communal-focused restaurant named Jute Coastal Bar + Kitchen is headed up by classically trained Chef Octavio Sabado.

With more than 35,000 square feet of multi-faceted indoor-outdoor event space, including 18 meeting rooms, a traditional ballroom and three industrial-chic venues, Westdrift hosts a variety of events from special celebrations and weddings to corporate retreats and tech conferences. Large gathering spaces include a 6,800-square foot lobby floor ballroom and an 8,600 square-foot garden level event space.

The complete USA Today top 10 list includes: 
  1. Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg - Gatlinburg, Tenn.
  2. The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston - Houston
  3. Lido House - Newport Beach
  4. Angad Arts Hotel - St. Louis
  5. The Eliza Jane - New Orleans
  6. Hotel Paseo - Palm Desert
  7. westdrift Manhattan Beach - Manhattan Beach
  8. The Bristol Hotel - Bristol, Va.
  9. Alohilani Resort - Honolulu
  10. Bobby Hotel - Nashville

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