Rottet Studio helms redesign of The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles

The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles has launched the largest renovation in the property’s 10-year history.

The project will include a full redesign of the hotel lobby, and will extend to all of the hotel’s 123 guestrooms and suites, corridors and the Club Lounge.

Under the direction of Rottet Studio, the redesign eyes to honor our city’s design history, especially the influence of Art Deco to the downtown Los Angeles landscape. The enhancements are slated for completion in October.


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Upon completion, the hotel lobby will be completely transformed and reconfigured to emphasize a sense of arrival and welcome. The repositioned front desk will open the space, drawing the line of sight to notice elements radiating Art Deco flair. Hand-painted, gilded wallpaper from de Gournay will showcase a whimsical woodsy scene originally created by artist Armand-Albert Rateau for fashion designer Jeanne Lanvin’s 1920’s Parisian home. Glossy ceiling panels will set off chandeliers custom-designed with woven rods of metal, bringing to mind angular and ornate bird nests. A black-and-white photograph of a feminine silhouette will hang above the concierge desk.

Within guestroom corridors the nod to Art Deco will continue with minaret patterned carpeting against subtly shimmering wallpaper. Custom grillage pieces inspired by metalwork artist Edgar Bradt will line the walkways, featuring a backlit, cast bronze pattern of leaping gazelles against geometric lines.

All of the hotel’s guestrooms and suites will be refreshed to meld Art Deco and Southern Californian elements. A muted color palette of champagne, bronze and gray, rich textures and angular patterns will accent the rooms. Updates will also include new wall coverings, subdued lattice print carpeting, metal fixtures and furnishings with architectural impact. There will similarly be black-and-white photos and a back-lit, etched mirror headboard emulating artwork from French glassmaker Lalique, acting as the focal point to the room.

Located within the hotel’s 23rd floor and offering panoramic views of the city, the Club Lounge will also be refreshed with new carpeting and furnishings. Food and beverage displays and seating areas will be rearranged to offer more open space. The walls will have high contrast photographs in the style of early cinema that show the essence of sports, music and entertainment which have long been a staple for Los Angeles.

The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles will remain open for the duration of the renovation program, which is anticipated to be completed by early fall 2019.

Javier Cano is the GM of The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles.

Photo credit: The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles