Ritz-Carlton Residences at LA Live

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900 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

Ritz-Carlton Residences at LA Live

Exterior of The Ritz-Carlton LA Live
Building Information
Developer AEG Development
Architect Gensler
Management Company The Ritz-Carlton Residential Management
Number of Units 224
Number of Floors 54
Year Built 2010
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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900 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Distance to Public Transit Within one block
Region Los Angeles
Municipality Los Angeles
Zoning LASED
Title of Land Condominium



The Ritz-Carlton Residences at LA Live is a prestigious tower that makes up a community at LA Live in Los Angeles. The building combines hotel suites with residences, with homes residing on floors 27 and up. The 54 story building dramatically reshaped the city's skyline with its unique architectural design, and won many awards for its presence. The Residences offer city views, high-end amenities and world renowned Ritz-Carlton services. This tower is a part of the $1 billion dollar entertainment district situated around the Staples Center and Los Angeles Convention Center.

Ritz-Carlton LA Live Logo

Deemed the "Times Square of Los Angeles," the entertainment district of LA Live offers movie theaters, museums, sports and special events. Developed by AEG, which is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world, The Ritz-Carlton makes up a project of four million square feet. AEG is also the owner of successful arenas, theaters, and stadiums including Staples Center, London's O2 Sports & Entertainment District, and Nokia Theatre Times Square in New York City.

The unique architectural design is owed to the architect, Gensler, who is said to be the world's largest and most successful architectural and design firm. Other Gensler projects include CityCenter in Las Vegas, Shanghai Tower in China, and Tameer Towers in the United Arab Emirates. Gensler is well known for not only their innovative projects, but also their leadership in creating environmentally friendly buildings under the standards of LEED.

The Ritz-Carlton Residences at LA Live have been honored with many awards, including the Global Standards of Excellence and Five Star Award, which named the tower as a prestigious five star winner for the best high-rise architecture. The tower also won the 2010 Award For Excellence, which recognizes not only its prestigious architecture, but also its leadership, contribution to the community, innovations, public and private partnerships, environmental protection and enhancement, response to social needs, and financial viability.[1]


Situated directly in the heart of the Entertainment District of Los Angeles, named LA Live, the residents of The Ritz-Carlton Residences are offered nearby landmarks of the Staples Center and the Grammy Museum just at their doorstep. Regal Cinemas, Nokia Theatre, Club Nokia, and many restaurants are found within the plaza.

Nearby outdoor places include Grand Hope Park, Pershing Square, Terrace Park, and Angels Knoll Park. The nearest public transportation route is less than one block away; there are 46 bus options and 4 railway choices within walking distance of the tower.

Grocery stores and cafes are also located very conveniently nearby the residences. A Wolfgang Puck restaurant can be found directly within the building, where 24 hour dining is offered to the residents. Los Angeles Trade Tech College is nearby, along with other Elementary and High Schools.

Easy access to the Fashion District, the Historic Core, Pico-Union, Downtown, and Arts District is present while residing at LA Live.[2]


The glass skyscraper stands at 54 storeys or 203.28 meters high and cost $412 million dollars to build. Each hotel room in the tower is estimated to have cost $375,000 to build. The architectural concepts that went into the skyscraper's design were borrowed from the design of the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston, Texas, which serves the city's convention center.

The Ritz-Carlton Residences at LA Live won the 2010 Development of the Year award; this honor, given by The Americas Lodging Investment Summit, recognized the Ritz-Carlton as the most influential hotel based on outstanding business performance in various industry sectors.[3]

Layout and Features

Residences at the Ritz-Carlton are found on the 27th floor up to the 52nd floor, while hotel suites are found on the lower floors. The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles features 123 well appointed guest rooms, including 14 hotel suites and the 3,000 square-foot Ritz-Carlton Suite. The hotel and residential tower is also home to WP24 (Wolfgang Puck) Restaurant & Lounge, offering celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck’s modern Chinese cuisine, and more than 100,000 square-feet of meeting and event spaces.

High-end, luxurious views are offered from virtually all of the suites and residences, revealing sights of downtown Los Angeles. The building offers a 3,400 square foot signature Ritz-Carlton Lounge with an exclusive rooftop pool and bar on the 26th floor. The Ritz-Carlton shares space with the JW Marriott Hotel.

One to three bedroom floor plans are offered at the residential building, offering spaces that range from 950 square feet to 5400square feet. Interiors feature floor to ceiling glass walls to maximize views with smartly designed finishings. Kitchens feature Snaidero Cabinetry, Gaggenau stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops with undermount sinks.

Bedrooms feature large walk-in or walk-through closets with en-suite bathrooms that offer soaker tubs, granite counters, and custom vanities. Many suites offer separate, frameless glass showers.

Designer light fixtures and hardwood floors are found throughout.[4]

Floor Plans

There are 12 floor plans available. Here is a quick overview.


The luxurious amenities offered at The Ritz-Carlton LA Live include:

  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Private Sky Lobby
  • WP24 Restaurant
  • Concierge
  • 24 Hour Dining
  • Multi-media Room
  • Landscaped Sky Terrace
  • Valet Parking


Ritz-Carlton Residences at LA Live Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues Yes

Pets and rentals are allowed at The Ritz-Carlton Residences at LA Live.

No age restrictions are placed on ownership.


One of the building's awards is the LEED Silver Certification, which designates The Ritz-Carlton Residences at LA Live as a green building under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards. This building utilized third party verification to confirm that it uses environmentally friendly components, both during construction with its materials and during its maintenance with its cleaning program.

The residences offer nearby access to all major communities, as well as convenient proximity to all levels of shopping, restaurants and entertainment; residents at the tower do not require a vehicle for daily errands.

The residences offer double pane glass windows and shades for energy efficient heating and cooling, while individually operated heating and cooling systems cut back on wasted energy.

Car and bike share programs are located nearby the tower.[5]


Abu Dhabi Financial Centre

The world renowned architect who designed The Ritz-Carlton Residences at LA Live is also the designer of prestigious sites around the world, including the Financial Center of Abu Dhabi.

Gensler created a master plan, comprehensive design for the financial center on Al Maryah Island, which included 122 hectares of land. Abu Dhabi sought new standards in the project's planning and architectural design, in order to convey its status as a financial healthcare center. The human-scale environment maximizes connectivity for works and visitors, while enhancing a work-life balance.

The Abu Dhabi Financial Center is also known as the Sowwah Square development, and encompasses a 460,000 square meter mixed-use facility that consists of office towers, the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange, retail and parking. Saudi Oger, one of the leading construction companies in the middle east, built the Financial District, and Oger Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Saudi Oger, was a contractor in the construction of the luxury complex.[6]


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