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The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
Marina del Rey, California, USA
8.13.10 - Top Suites of the Southern California Coast: The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
CHALLENGE The design challenge was to create a hotel that would serve as the focal point for the main channel of the world's largest small crafts' harbor, and provide easy access to the waterfront and surrounding recreation areas.
SOLUTION The architects designed a 14-story postmodern guest tower and two-story public areas to take full advantage of the seaside views. Arrival is into a second floor lobby that displays a broad view of the marina, and public areas are directed towards the harbor and promenade. Intensely landscaped gardens emphasize the marine setting.
SIZE 5.6 acres 294 guestrooms and 12 suites 14 stories
AMENITIES Four restaurants and lounges; swimming pool and whirlpool spa; two tennis courts; basketball court; pool cafe and bar; fitness and exercise center; 12,000 square feet of conference and ballroom space; formal English garden and promenade; 15-slip dock for hotel guests
CLIENT The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co.
OPERATOR The Ritz-Carlton Company LLC