Hotel Maya is a hidden Gem in Long Beach on the Water as well as Fuego Restaurant- August 2016

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Hotel Maya in Long Beach is one of the biggest hidden gems in So California.  I have lived in LA my whole life and heard of the hotel but never imagined it could be as spectacular.  It is located down the street from the Queen Mary in Long Beach with the best water view, friendly staff, beautiful decor/atmosphere, fantastic amenities and a great cross breeze where the front entrance has its doors open all the time.  My room overlooked the water and was so relaxing with a balcony (see photo above) , HD TV and very comfortable bed. The place reminds me of being on vacation out of the country at a resort.  Rent a bike, kayak or other boating options.  I enjoyed a swim in the long beautiful pool.  The staff is super welcoming and the very hospitable on any of your needs.  Down the hall from the lobby is an open business center with high speed service.  In the mood to bike ride,  wheels of fun bike rentals has bikes located right outside the front lobby and you can reserve a bike at the front desk to go for a ride to the Queen Mary or the other way past the Marriott Residence in overlooking the water.
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A must visit on your stay or visit to the hotel is their incredible restaurant called “Fuego”.  They serve a buffet breakfast with fresh eggs, bacon, blintzes, oatmeal, cereals, fruits, pastries and quite a bit more.   If you will be there on a sunday, the Brunch was out of this world. Take in the awesome view while you indulge in an array of specialty dishes, smoked salmon, cheeses, salads, taco station, fruits and an entree to choose from like salmon, huevos rancheros, french toast, eggs benedict or Australian Lobster Tail ( $10 more for the lobster).
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The highlight was dinner at Fuego.  The chef is very creative and the food was off the charts.  We cover and review many restaurants and this was one of the best I have had in a long time anywhere in So Cal.    Start with the seared ahi tuna with avocado, beans and sprouts along with the grilled lamb chops.  They have a nice selection of soups and salads.  For the main course, the Filet Mignon was outstanding served with roasted potatoes and wild mushrooms.  My favorite was the Chilean Sea Bass, which melted in your mouth served with white sweet potato puree, cauliflower and other veggies.  Our server JR was very knowledgeable and attentive.  Don’t miss one of their signature mojitos or cocktails to start as the list is extensive with the full bar or a glass of wine to enhance your meal.  Try the creme brulee cheesecake and the coffee ice cream to finish your meal and you will be completely satisfied.
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Hotel Maya is located at
Address: 700 Queensway Dr, Long Beach, CA 90802

Hotel Maya – a DoubleTree by Hilton

FACT SHEET

Name: Hotel Maya – a DoubleTree by Hilton

Address: 700 Queensway Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802

Phone: 562-435-7676

Fax: 562-481-3909

Website: www.hotelmayalongbeach.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/hotelmaya

www.facebook.com/fuego

Location: Hotel Maya is near Los Angeles, Long Beach and John Wayne airports; a

short drive to downtown Los Angeles and Orange County; and minutes from

the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, Shoreline Village, and Long Beach

Cruise Terminal.

Overview: Hotel Maya – a Doubletree by Hilton recently completed a full-scale upgrade

to a Latin American-inspired 199 room property that presents guests with a

distinctive Southern California combination of stunning, seaside views amidst

14 acres of lush, tropical gardens dotted with 500 palm trees in a modern,

open-air, setting.

Hotel Maya guest rooms are well-appointed with dynamic colors,

complemented with earthy, organic furnishings and finishes. Many rooms

have private balconies that include ocean and garden views.

Architect: ARYA, a full service design build company, 10490 Santa Monica Blvd., Los

Angeles, CA 90025; 310-446-7000.

Hotel Maya – a DoubleTree by Hilton

Guest Amenities: Guests staying at Hotel Maya will enjoy rooms with specially designed plush

pillow, mattress and high thread-count linens; private balconies with bay and

garden views; 37-inch, flat-screen, LCD TVs; AM/FM CD clock stereo with

MP3 / iPod adapter; complimentary WiFi; concierge; gift shop; laundry/valet

service; room service; bicycle rental; fitness center; outdoor heated lap pool

and Jacuzzi with private cabanas; tennis, volleyball and basketball courts; and

a walking path.

Playa at the Maya: Hotel Maya recently debuted the largest man-made beach in Long Beach with

its 6,500-square-feet “Playa at the Maya.” The resort-style, urban beach

features 285 tons of real sand, two 4-feet diameter fire pits, colorful

umbrellas, comfortable chaise lounges and a cozy day bed. Playa at the Maya

is also Southern California’s premier seaside location for weddings, luaus,

private parties and a variety of special events.

Swim and Trim: Hotel Maya features a unique seaside heated swimming pool great for laps or

lounging and includes a whirlpool with nearby private floating cabanas.

Adjacent to the pool is a full bar and sitting area with fire pits for rest,

relaxation and romance. Hotel Maya also provides a top-of-the-line fitness

center with a variety of weight training equipment and cardio machines

designed for guests to stay in shape while on business or play.

The Cookie: Since the 1980s, The Cookie has been a big part or welcoming our guests. At

home on five continents in more than 200 hotels and resorts, The Cookie is

baked fresh every day and has an average of 20 chocolate chips and weighs

more than two ounces. In February 2009, The Cookie reached the 200 million

mark with no signs of slowing down.

DoubleTree has donated more than 1 million cookies to special people

(doctors, nurses, police and firefighters) and special groups (orphanages, food

banks, and shelters).

Fuego at Hotel Maya Firepit

Fuego Restaurant and Lounge: Fuego, the modern, Latin infused indoor-outdoor restaurant and lounge

at Hotel Maya, offers a unique setting at the water’s edge featuring 13-foot-tall

glass walls that fully retract with seating for 146 guests with 80 on the patio

and a separate, private dining cabana area. Fuego’s stunning open-air views

include the Pacific Ocean, Long Beach skyline and the Queen Mary.

Led by Executive Chef Victor Juarez, Fuego presents the perfect menu for

breakfast, lunch or dinner under the sun and stars. Also famous for its

handcrafted margaritas, Fuego boasts one of the largest tequila selections in

the region. Fuego is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. For reservations, please

call 562-481-3910.

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Property Amenities: Guests can enjoy Hotel Maya’s unique outdoor hookah lounge, share an

intimate moment around the seaside fire pit accentuated by an opulent outdoor

chandelier, take a stroll by the tropical waterfall, or simply enjoy the lush

foliage and palm trees with a variety of romantic fire pits at the water’s edge.

Meetings and Events: From executive retreats to large meetings at the water’s edge, Hotel Maya

offers meeting and event planners the 6,400-square-foot “Lagunita”

waterfront pavilion with the 10,000-square-foot “Vista del Mar” pre-function,

outdoor area; 15 distinct meeting rooms; three unique outdoor settings; and

more than 30,000 square feet of flexible indoor-outdoor space.

Hotel Maya’s 15 distinct meeting rooms include Zama with a teak oversized

circular table with seating for 8 and a room capacity up to 40. Unique to Zama

is the three floor-to-ceiling contemporary corkboard walls for posting

presentation materials. A floor-to-ceiling glass wall opens onto a terrace.

The Mayakoba room features an extended Mayan conference table that seats

14 and a room capacity up to 30. Three of the Mayakoba floor-to-ceiling walls

are whiteboards for interactive drawings, lists and notes for unlimited fast

marking and erasing by participants.

The Solstice and Luna rooms are adjoining but can be used separately and

feature reclaimed wood conference tables that seat 10 with a room capacity up

to 40 per area. Both rooms have floor-to-ceiling glass walls that open onto

outdoor space.

The Quetzal and Copan meeting rooms are a uniquely Mayan approach to

traditional boardrooms that feature conventional conference tables with

seating for 20 and 16 respectively.

In addition, the Miramar ballroom features a fireplace and floor-to-ceiling

glass walls that open onto a deck overlooking the ocean with180 in rounds.

The Salon de Reyes, the main ballroom, is ideal for receptions and gala events

up to 400 guests and can also break down into three distinct meeting rooms.

Weddings and Intimates: Hotel Maya also celebrates weddings and intimate affairs at the water’s edge

featuring three distinct outdoor areas including Jardin with gazebo, tropical

waterfall, lush foliage and palm tress, romantic seaside fire pit and beautiful

views; Esplanade outdoor lounge area with a seaside fire pit accentuated by a

14-feet tall, 42-feet diameter umbrella; and Playa at the Maya, the 6,500-

square-feet seaside beach featuring 285 tons of real sand, two 4-feet diameter

fire pits, colorful umbrellas, comfortable chaise lounges and a cozy day bed.

Couples can also hold their reception at Jardin, Esplanade, Playa at the Maya

or the indoor-outdoor event space for up to 400 guests that overlooks the

Pacific Ocean and city skyline. Hotel Maya planners are ready to assist with

every detail for the perfect wedding or intimate affair.

Hotel Maya – a DoubleTree by Hilton

Business

Services: Hotel Maya provides meeting and event planners and their guests with

audio/visual equipment services; a business center with PC computers;

complimentary printing service; express mail; fax; photo copying; printer;

video conferencing, messaging and phone; and free WiFi and CAT 5 high

speed Internet.

Driving

Directions: From the North:

Taking the 5 Freeway

• Take 5 South to 405 South to 710 South towards Queen Mary

• Exit on Broadway Avenue

• Make a right on Magnolia Avenue

• Cross Queensway Bridge and take first right off of the bridge that

says Pier H, Queensway Drive

• It will appear that you are entering the 710 Freeway, but you are

looping around a waterfront access road. Turn Right onto this

waterfront access road, which is Queensway Drive – making a U turn.

Go approximately 1⁄2 mile, passing the Marriott Residence Inn, go

under the Bridge and the Hotel Maya will be on the left hand side.

Taking the 110 Freeway

• Take 110 Southbound to 710 Southbound towards Queen Mary

• Merge onto the 710 Freeway and Proceed SOUTH for 4 miles on the

710 Long Beach Freeway.

• Stay in the left lane heading towards “Downtown” after the Anaheim

Street exits.

• Exit on Broadway Avenue

• Make a Right on Magnolia

• Cross Queensway Bridge and take first right off of the bridge that

says Pier H, Queensway Drive

• It will appear that you are entering the 710 Freeway, but you are

looping around a waterfront access road. Turn Right onto this

waterfront access road, which is Queensway Drive – making a U turn.

Go approximately 1⁄2 mile, passing the Marriott Residence Inn, go

under the Bridge and the Hotel Maya will be on the left hand side.

Taking the 405 Freeway (from LAX)

• Merge onto the 710 Freeway and Proceed SOUTH for 4 miles on the

710 Long Beach Freeway.

• Stay in the left lane heading towards “Downtown” after the Anaheim

Street exits.

• Exit on Broadway Avenue

• Make a Right on Magnolia

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• Cross Queensway Bridge and take first right off of the bridge that

says Pier H, Queensway Drive

• It will appear that you are entering the 710 Freeway, but you are

looping around a waterfront access road. Turn Right onto this

waterfront access road, which is Queensway Drive – making a U turn.

Go approximately 1⁄2 mile, passing the Marriott Residence Inn, go

under the Bridge and the Hotel Maya will be on the left hand side.

From the South

Taking the 405 Freeway (Long Beach or John Wayne Airport)

• Take 405 North to 710 South towards Queen Mary

• Merge onto the 710 Freeway and Proceed SOUTH for 4 miles on the

710 Long Beach Freeway.

• Stay in the left lane heading towards “Downtown” after the Anaheim

Street exits.

• Exit on Broadway Avenue

• Make a Right on Magnolia

• Cross Queensway Bridge and take first right off of the bridge that

says Pier H, Queensway Drive

• It will appear that you are entering the 710 Freeway, but you are

looping around a waterfront access road. Turn Right onto this

waterfront access road, which is Queensway Drive – making a U turn.

Go approximately 1⁄2 mile, passing the Marriott Residence Inn, go

under the Bridge and the Hotel Maya will be on the left hand side.