The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles opens

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    The highly anticipated Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles opened last week (2 April) as the first luxury hotel of its calibre in Downtown Los AngelesPerched on the upper floors of the 54-story tower that it shares with sister hotel the JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE and The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles has 123 well-appointed guestrooms, including 14 suites.

    Featuring elegant, contemporary décor by renowned Los Angeles firm, Barry Design, and some of the city’s best views of Downtown L.A., the hotel provides guests with an exclusive retreat. Designed by Gensler, the hotel and luxury condominium tower will be LEED-certified and is owned by Los Angeles-based AEG.

    The hotel is home to Downtown L.A.’s only full-service hotel spa, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, a luxurious, 8,000-square-foot sanctuary that is designed to reflect the glamour and excitement of Los Angeles in a calming yet sophisticated environment. With nine treatment rooms, two customized aromatherapy steam rooms, cold plunge showers and two relaxation lounges, the Spa offers guests a true respite.

    Guests can also take pleasure in the panoramic vistas of Downtown L.A. and surrounding Southern California from the 3,400 sq ft signature Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge on the 23rd floor. In addition, guests can see the spectacular views from the 26th floor as they relax by the exclusive, private rooftop pool and bar. Cabana and conversational seating arrangements allow guests to enjoy the outdoors both day and night. For those interested in more active pursuits, a 2,000sq ft fitness centre on the 26th floor offers guests the opportunity to catch a productive workout while enjoying the cityscape.

    The hotel also offers meeting and event planners the Gallery Collection, the most efficient meeting space in Downtown L.A., with nearly 100,000sq ft of ballroom and meeting rooms. With the size and flexibility of the event space, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles provides long-awaited support for the Los Angeles Convention Centre.

    Daniel Fountain / 09.04.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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