By Alesandra Dubin Posted February 11, 2010, 11:00 AM EST
LOS ANGELES After breaking ground in 2007 and generating much buzz since, the JW Marriott Hotel Los Angeles at L.A. Live will open officially on February 15, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony the following day. The hotel shares space with the Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles (opening next month) and the Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live in a LEED-certified 54-story tower designed by Gensler. The Marriott has 878 guest rooms, including 52 suites, all located between floors four and 21 of the tower.
The hotel also adds significant new meeting space downtown, with three floors of stacked rooms. The nearly 100,0000 square feet of indoor meeting and event space includes the 25,086-square-foot Diamond Ballroom, the 20,792-square-foot Platinum Ballroom, and the 17,072-square-foot Gold Ballroom. There are 14,000 square feet of ancillary meeting space, including nine meeting rooms and three boardrooms.
In addition to lobby bar and lounge Glance, the full-service restaurant L.A. Market is located on the first floor, serving three meals daily. The Mixing Room is a cocktail bar, and Illy’s Coffee Bar is also available.
Guests will have access to the Ritz-Carlton’s 8,000-square-foot spa, on the second floor of the building. The 4,000-square-foot JW Marriott fitness center is also on the second floor. The outdoor rooftop pool and bar, Ion, is on the fourth floor of the hotel.
Gensler is the hotel's architect, and Barry Designs its designer. AEG & MacFarlane Partners own the property.