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El Segundo, CA – April 2019 – The AC Hotel Los Angeles South Bay, a design-led European lifestyle Marriott brand hotel slated to open in early summer, announces the appointment of Ahmed Elassy as General Manager. Located in the growing South Bay region of Los Angeles County, the new-build property will be a new social hub for locals as well as a central starting point for visitors exploring this bustling destination.

With 20 years of hospitality industry experience, Ahmed Elassy joins the AC Hotel Los Angeles South Bay as General Manager by way of the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport, where he served as the Director of Operations for both the Hotel and Convention Center since 2015. During this tenure, he was also an interim general manager for various Marriott properties, including the Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter and Seattle Airport Marriott. Prior to joining Marriott, Elassy spent a decade serving Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, where he acquired a diverse background in various positions in hotels around the world. In 2008, he was handpicked from the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo in his native country to relocate and oversee front office operations during a $40 million dollar renovation at the only 5-Star, 5-Diamond hotel in Washington D.C. Based on Elassy’s successful track record in D.C., he was sent to manage another renovation at The Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills before moving on to utilizing his strengths for the Marriott brand. In his new role at AC Hotel Los Angeles South Bay, Elassy will oversee all aspects of the 180-room property, including the rooftop restaurant and bar, and ensure overall guest satisfaction. 

“I’m looking forward to introducing the simple yet elegant AC Hotel brand, and its signature friendly service to the South Bay,” said Elassy. “We are creating a unique staff culture that promises to provide both out-of-town guests and locals with an exceptional hospitality experience.”

AC Hotel Los Angeles South Bay features the brand’s signature AC Lounge designed for collaborating and relaxing, the AC Kitchen where a popular European-style breakfast spread is served, the AC Library providing a quiet space to work, plus over 2,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space. The property will also feature a stylish rooftop restaurant and bar serving up local craft beer, specialty cocktails and tapas-style cuisine.

About Welcome Group, Inc.

Welcome Group, Inc. (WGI), headquartered in El Segundo, California, operates and owns a portfolio of 10 hotel properties across the U.S. The hospitality company's mission is to provide guests with the best value through high-quality accommodations, impeccable service, and a friendly staff. For more information about WGI, visit

About AC Hotels by Marriott

AC Hotels by Marriott®, a lifestyle brand that celebrates a new way to hotel complemented by a European soul and Spanish roots, boasts more than 125 design-led hotels in 15 countries and territories. Design-driven AC Hotels by Marriott® edit away the unnecessary to remove friction, providing thoughtfully designed moments of beauty, allowing guests to focus on what’s important to them. The properties modern design for modern business include buzzing AC Lounges, the perfect place for locals or visitors to get work done in style or to enjoy handcrafted cocktails and tapas.  High-design guest rooms and public spaces with sleek furnishings and intuitive technology features such as the Media Salons and AC Libraries inspire and connect. For more information, visit For more information, visit follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. AC Hotels by Marriott® is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit / (310) 596.3200

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