Hilton Coming To Downtown

Hilton Coming To Downtown
Posted on 06/28/2024
Downtown Glendale will be the home of Hilton’s first LivSmart Studios in Arizona. LivSmart by Hilton is the newest addition to the portfolio of 24 world-class brands.

The property will help provide needed lodging to support Glendale’s Civic Center for overnight conferences and events and the millions of annual visitors to Glendale’s downtown looking for modern, comfortable accommodations. It will also serve as a hospitality option for Glendale’s Sports & Entertainment District.

“LivSmart Studios by Hilton is custom designed to provide travelers with a reliable, consistent and friendly experience at an attainable price point, making it a great hotel accommodation for Downtown Glendale,” said Isaac Lake, brand leader of LivSmart Studios by Hilton. “As we continue to expand the brand’s footprint nationwide, we are excited to introduce LivSmart Studios by Hilton to Glendale and see how it will contribute to the city’s growing economic goals, business efforts, and local community.”

Hotel Rendering

Arizona-based CivicGroup is the developer. “Hilton sets the standard for hospitality all over the world,” said Chris DeRose, President of CivicGroup, “and we are thrilled to be bringing their exceptional new brand to Downtown Glendale. This is a testament to city leadership and their revitalization efforts.”

Glendale City Council approved a ground lease agreement with CivicGroup, LLC for the city-owned property at 7120-7128 N. 57th Ave. in downtown Glendale. The property is comprised of four parcels encompassing approximately 28,000 sq. feet directly adjacent to the Glendale Civic Center where the hotel will be developed.

As part of a long-term strategy to redevelop and build a vibrant downtown, Glendale’s City Council approved the Downtown Campus Reinvestment Project, now under construction. The project is the largest investment made by the city in this district, which will help support existing businesses and bring new investment into the city’s center.

"We are thrilled that Hilton chose downtown Glendale for their first Arizona LivSmart property," said Daniel Sabillon, Deputy Director of Economic Development at the City of Glendale. "This hotel represents the opportunity and growth we want to see in downtown.”

LivSmart Studios by Hilton delivers an inviting hotel experience that allows guests to seamlessly maintain their daily routine while immersing themselves in the local community. Strategically located in the heart of Downtown Glendale, the new LivSmart Studios property will meet the distinct needs of guests with over 90 well-appointed, modern studio apartment-style suites, each meticulously designed to provide a relaxing retreat after a day of exploring the city’s numerous attractions or attending meetings in the adjacent Civic Center. Guests will also enjoy essential amenities, such as a fitness center, laundry facility and a neighborhood feel. The new Hilton hotel will also cater to the local community by offering job opportunities and partnerships with local businesses.

Chris Swan, managing partner of BRP, will serve as the project’s architect. BRP combines decades of broad national and local experience, having designed the Renaissance and Aloft at Westgate, along with over 20 other hotels in the state, most recently Caesar's Republic.

Construction will be managed by Antonia Botero, who has built over 200 branded hotels, including the 512 room TWA Hotel at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

About LivSmart Studios by Hilton
One of the latest additions to the Hilton portfolio, LivSmart Studios by Hilton offers simplicity, consistency and convenience to guests who may be traveling for weeks or months at a time. LivSmart Studios hotels create a space where guests can seamlessly maintain their daily routines while also immersing themselves in the local community. Each property will feature a streamlined public area filled with natural light that includes a simple retail market, a large guestlaundry room and a state-of-the-art fitness center. There will also be a spacious outdoor gathering area, which includes a fire pit, grills, and comfortable seating for guests looking to connect. Guest studio suites include a fully equipped kitchen with a full-sized refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, and two-burner cooktop, along with ample storage options for travelers. Learn more about LivSmart Studios at