The Glenmark, Glendale, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel has finally opened its doors to the public. The sophisticated yet approachable hotel offers an authentic Glendale experience, inspiring social interaction in a playful environment. The first full-service Marriott International hotel in Glendale feature 85 artfully designed guest rooms; signature restaurant Olia; Mila Rooftop Bar; Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters; a lobby bar; a state-of-the-art fitness center and 7,900 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. Renowned Santa Monica-based firm Hirsch Bender Associates was tapped to design the hotel, implementing thoughtful details that reflect the location’s heritage and creative identity. The Glenmark Hotel is part of the Tribute Portfolio, Marriott International’s newest collection brand that aims to attract travelers looking for fresh experiences that reflect their own individuality. The property is managed by Azul Hospitality Group, a San Diego based hospitality management company focused primarily on upscale hotels and resorts and recipient of the Marriott Horizon Award.
“We are excited to announce the opening of The Glenmark Hotel and look forward to welcoming guests to the new gem within the Jewel City,” said Michael Tchakmakjian, The Glenmark Hotel’s owner, property developer and longtime Glendale resident. “This vibrant property will delight both guests and locals with its creative design, inventive cuisine, upscale amenities and engaging programming while providing them with an authentic Glendale experience.”
“The LA lifestyle set can take in The Glenmark’s scenic rooftop lounge, be inspired by one of our many Instagram-worthy photo ops, enjoy local art exhibits around the hotel and indulge in a spread from our Mediterranean restaurant, Olia,” said Kevin Briggs, General Manager of The Glenmark Hotel, who boasts more than 20 years’ experience as an LA market hotelier.
Art & Design
Upon entering The Glenmark Hotel, guests will be welcomed by an innovative and expressive reception area featuring unique, locally inspired art designs and personalized service. The hotel lobby presents a rotating selection of artwork from both well-known artists as well as local creators. Dali and Picasso’s replicas reflect the design of the lobby’s unique lighting, furniture and accessories. Paintings from Arshile Gorke, an Armenian artist, pay homage to Glendale’s community. Myriad mediums of art, including sculptures, provide ties to LA’s arts, music and entertainment industries. The lobby’s beautifully appointed spaces and amenities will draw guests into the hotel and envelop them in The Glenmark’s spirited energy.
Designed by creatives for creatives, the hotel’s 85 artful guest rooms come in four distinct room types, for guests to select the style that perfectly suits their needs. Furniture features distinct designs with tailored details and unexpected, mixed materials. Bathrooms are fitted with chic hardware displaying modern lines, marble countertops and eye-catching tile work. Guest room art was carefully curated by local favorite Kevin Barry Fine Art, while contemporary room amenities include a 55” Smart television; mini-refrigerator; in-room safe; and complimentary Wi-Fi and high-speed internet access. Additional amenities, including Nespresso coffee machines, hairdryers, robes, irons and ironing boards, will be available upon request at the front desk.
The hotel’s 1,000 square foot state-of-the-art fitness center will feature Peloton stationary bikes, free weights, and cardio machines, encouraging healthy lifestyles on the go.
Meetings & Events
The Glenmark Hotel features 7,900 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. This includes 3,400 square feet of indoor meeting space replete with natural light; a 4,500 square foot Rooftop Lounge with breathtaking views; and state-of-the-art technology, encouraging connection.
Food & Beverage
The hotel will offer guests four distinct food and beverage options, helmed by Executive Chef Tony Trujillo, who brings with him an extensive culinary portfolio and almost 20 years of experience working at such renowned restaurants as Urban Kitchen Group’s CUCINA enoteca, Salt Creek Grille, Parkway Grill, Michael Mina’s Stonehill Tavern and more.
The Glenmark’s sophisticated, authentic and approachable signature restaurant Olia will offer a modern interpretation of Mediterranean and French Provincial cuisine, prepared with the best produce California has to offer. Executive Chef Tony Trujillo, familiar with seasons and flavor profiles that come along with being a Southern California native, explores juxtapositions of flavor and texture with Olia’s imaginative menu. In compliance with recent Governor mandates, Olia will initially offer takeaway items during breakfast and lunch hours.
Mila, Glendale’s tallest rooftop bar, is a 4,500 square foot oasis with breathtaking views of the Los Angeles skyline, Hollywood Hills and Verdugo Mountains. The menu will feature tapas-style food that complements the season, along with innovative hand-crafted cocktails and local beers. Framed by greenery, stylish décor and scenic views, Mila will be the ideal setting for outdoor dining when it opens in early August.
Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters is a place for guests and locals alike to catch their morning buzz or stay all day, sampling an array of award-winning artisanal coffees and teas, fresh pastries, and satisfying breakfast sandwiches. Intelligentsia will offer outdoor seating and items for takeaway.
The lobby bar will feature carefully curated cocktails, wines and beers that reflect the fresh, engaging spirit of Glendale. In accordance with recent Governor mandates, initially the lobby bar will provide beverages solely for takeaway orders from Olia restaurant.
The Glenmark Hotel is located in downtown Glendale, a vibrant city that has evolved into a rich entertainment capital, a thriving business hub, and a community rooted in heritage. Emerging as the city’s epicenter of energy, The Glenmark invites guests to create their own narrative through the spirit of exploration and discovery. Boasting unexpected visual surprises at every opportunity, The Glenmark features several social spaces that inspire and connect. The Glenmark also encourages guests to explore Glendale’s creative community and thriving local art scene, with its various museums, retail shops, attractions and easy access to all of the city’s proudest offerings.
Hotel owner Michael Tchakmakjian even sees that the world-class lifestyle offerings coming to Glendale are giving West Hollywood a run for its money. “The demand is there for luxurious and world-class leisure, lifestyle and hospitality experiences in Glendale that compete with the offerings on the westside,” he said. “With Walt Disney Studios right in Glendale, and Universal Studios Hollywood and Warner Bros. Studio close by, plus a strong fashion retail industry including The Americana on Brand, Glendale is the perfect place for creative executives and fashionable retail professionals to work, stay and play – and they need somewhere vibrant, stylish and inspiring like The Glenmark Hotel to do so.”
The Glenmark Hotel will implement new guidelines required by the Marriott Global Cleanliness Council. Enhanced cleaning and safety measures include updated training for all associates on infection prevention; additions to the cleaning regimen using CDC recommended sanitizing solutions; all associates will wear a face covering as a part of their uniform; and modifications to associate-guest protocols will be consistent with recommended social distancing guidelines. Public areas will feature plexiglass shields at the front desk; hand sanitizer stations throughout the hotel; reduced contact with self-check-in; and frequent cleaning and disinfection of public areas and high touch surfaces.