Feb. 11th, 2011

Unwind in the Heart of the City at The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE

From the highway The Ritz-Carlton stands tall and proud in the Los Angeles skyline. As a recent addition to downtown L.A., it has already made its mark for travelers wishing to experience the ultimate in luxury.

Just minutes into the hustle and bustle of the downtown city streets, at the entrance of The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE, the flashing lights and constant buzz ends, and the relaxation begins.

Guest rooms are a perfect balance of contemporary decor and calming sophistication. Full wall windows give an impressive view overlooking the blinking lights of the city. The fully stocked refreshment bar includes an espresso machine, a variety of beverages and a selection of adult libations. Guests can spend some time enjoying the technical amenities that include a 42-inch high-definition flat panel television with a DVD player, as well as an iPod docking station. You can also relax with a rain shower or take a dip in the soaking tub.

While preparing for a night on the town or just enjoying the room, the Italian marble dual sink vanity is well equipped with all of the necessary amenities with the surprise bonus of a TV built directly into the mirror. However if a guest plans to relax in the privacy of their room, they are guaranteed a unforgettable home-away-from-home experience.

Breathtaking views, calming tunes and private cabanas or sunning beds make it difficult to stay away from the rooftop pool. This retreat high above the city is a place to rejuvenate after a night on the town. If a workout is part of the routine, no guest will want to leave the fully equipped workout room. You will enjoy breathtaking views of the city while burning calories on the state of the art equipment.

From a casual quick bite to a four course meal, almost any cuisine craving can be fulfilled just minutes from your guest room. One dining experience that is a must is the award winning WP24 by Wolfgang Puck which features his modern interpretation of traditional Chinese fare. Panoramic views of the city set the mood for this exceptional experience. There are several menu options ranging from structured formal dining to a ten course tasting menu. A more casual experience can be had in the lounge where the dishes are made to be shared. A wine list of more than 400 labels, as well as an extensive sake selection will compliment the flavors of your favorite selection.

Any visitor to the property must experience Downtown Los Angeles' first full service spa that delivers unparalleled personalized service. Enjoy a day in the spacious 8,000-square-foot spa with nine treatment rooms, two customized aroma therapy steam rooms, two cold plunge showers and two relaxation lounges, providing the ultimate sanctuary for those guests looking to unwind.

Create the perfect playlist for your retreat and then bring your iPod to plug into a docking station at each treatment table. Rejuvenate with signature pampering packages like the Champaign & Shimmer Ultimate Manicure and Pedicure, Glowing Gold Facial and Champaign and Citrus Sugar Scrub. Whatever your relaxation needs, the spa menu will be sure to provide a blissful getaway.

No matter how a guest plans to enjoy their stay, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE is guaranteed to deliver a relaxing experience in a luxurious setting that you would expect from The Ritz-Carlton brand.

Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles
900 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90015
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Eric Rosen
Eric Rosen lives in Los Angeles and writes about food, wine, travel and adventure... usually in some combination of the four. He regularly contributes to Los Angeles...

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