Arcadia city officials and members of the SAICP ownership group cut the ribbon on Le Méridien Pasadena Arcadia, the city’s newest hotel, Wednesday.
The hotel, located across Huntington Drive from the Santa Anita race track, was developed by Eric Chen and Ann Sung of Chateau Group founders, and was designed by Linda Snyder Associates and AO Architects. Le Méridien Pasadena Arcadia is owned by SAICP, LLC and managed by Pacifica Hotels, the largest owner and operator of lifestyle, design-inspired hotels on the Pacific Coast.
Decorated in what Arcadia Chamber of Commerce member Brian Green called “equestrian chic,” the new six-floor hotel boasts 234 rooms with over 14,000 square feet of meeting and event spaces, spanning five separate rooms, three of which are private dining rooms, along with more than 1,800 square feet of indoor pre-function space and an expansive event lawn for wedding and outdoor events.
Representatives of State Senator Susan Rubio and Assemblymember Ed Chau, along with Arcadia Mayor Sho Tay, and members of the Arcadia City Council, were on hand for the ribbon cutting.
City Councilmember Paul Cheng, whose family once owned the building which housed the former Woolworth’s Drug Store, called the new hotel a “legacy.”
“We want something that we can impart to future generations,” he said, “and it’s starting to become heavier and heavier here in my own heart, so I really want to thank the ownership group here today for leaving us that. The energy of giving is just so incredible.”
“Le Méridien is very important to Arcadia,” said Arcadia Mayor Sho Tay, “because we notice that if there is nothing moving forward, things go backwards. Le Méridien happens to be on the corner of Santa Anita and Huntington Drive, which is the main corridor to the entrance of Arcadia. So I am very proud of this project because it will attract a lot of people here.”
Le Méridien Pasadena Arcadia, 130 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 91007.
Phone: (626) 777-6699