Very nice. KB Urban has produced one of those super shiny renderings of the proposed 54-story Rtiz Carlton/ Marriott Hotel tower to occupy a prime piece of real estate in the LA Live project. The hotel and the surrounding LA Live project will supposedly be the saviour of a moribund convention business that has LA trailing
Bumfuck Des Moines, Iowa in convention bookings.
The proposed 124-room Ritz-Carlton would be the first five-star hotel downtown and, with the largest ballroom in the city, the planned 876-room Marriott Marquis would fill a void as a business meeting hub at the Convention Center. The hotels are to be topped by 216 luxury condominiums. The project, scheduled to open in 2010, would anchor L.A. Live, the 27-acre sports-entertainment complex considered the linchpin of downtown's redevelopment.
San Francisco based architecture firm Gensler is responsible for the super-shiny glass design. Gensler is also behind 2000 Avenue of the Stars in Century City and the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
· L.A. Convention Center to Get Major Hotel Tower [LA Times]
· LA Times Is Ok With LA Live [Curbed LA]