Los Angeles' Newest Ritz-Carlton Turns On The Lights Tonight
The burgeoning L.A. Live entertainment complex celebrates the finishing of the 54-story Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott tower tonight. The lights in the high-rise tower go on for the first time tonight. The LA Times reports that the lights on the top 27 levels will be lit up floor by floor in a wave as part of a City of Hope charity gala that will include Jon Bon Jovi, hockey star Luc Robitaille and Jimmy Kimmel.
The $2.5 billion L.A. Live project is part of a new entertainment hub in Los Angeles that includes the Staples Center, The Grammy Museum and the Nokia Theater. Restaurants and shops have also been springing up in the area. The tower's two hotels will open over the next couple of months with the Marriott planning a February 15 opening and the Ritz-Carlton following in March.
The Ritz-Carlton hotel will feature a 3,400 square-foot lounge that serves as the 23rd floor check-in area for guests.A lobby lounge and restaurant on the 24th floor offers panoramic views of the downtown and an outdoor rooftop swimming pool and terrace will offer guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles a relaxing retreat in the middle of downtown.
The top floors will be home to 224 private condominiums, The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live. The one to three bedroom luxury apartments have access to hotel services and plans for The Residences include a library, multi-seat theater, and a fitness center. Around 60 percent of the units have found buyers many of whom have spent between $2 to $5 million for an apartment.