L.A. Live’s typically flashy light show was just a bit brighter, as the 54-story Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott Tower tower was officially lit up for the first time.
Owners of the 54-story Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott tower rigged lights on the top 27 levels flicked on floor by floor in a rising wave celebrating completion of the hotel. This amazing light display cost about $100,000. The JW Marriott and Ritz Carlton hotels inside don’t make their debut until February 15.
Video by Jordan Katnik for blogdowntown.
Designed by Gensler, the 1,001 guest room, 1,150,000 square foot tower, hosting The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Los Angeles and JW Marriott Hotel and soaring 54 stories in the sky, will serve as the focal point of the entire district and a venerable beacon for the South Park neighborhood.
Operated as two separate entities, the 878 guest room JW Marriott Hotel will serve the convention, group meeting and tourist market while five-star accommodations at the 123 guest room, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Los Angeles will be ideal for headline performers, visiting sports teams and executives doing business at L.A. LIVE and downtown.
The JW Marriott Hotel will also include substantial meeting, ballroom and amenity space including multiple restaurants, spas and fitness centers, planned in excess of 77,000 square feet including a ballroom capable of serving 2,000 seated guests. Guests will enjoy spectacular views of the Westside, South Bay, ocean and downtown skyline.
The hotel would be part of the massive L.A. Live entertainment complex, whose total cost was $2.5 billion.