A grand opening ribbon cutting was held on December 5, 2018 for the new side-by-side Marriott hotels.

The two hotels – the 133-room Marriott TownePlace Suites and the adjacent 221-room Marriott Courtyard – are the biggest new developments in the city’s aging downtown core in roughly a decade and among a wave of new projects drawn to the city by SpaceX and other companies.

The hotels’ shared lobby and its floors pays homage to Hawthorne history, including achievements in arts and aerospace.