Business meets pleasure in downtown L.A.
878 Rooms / 73 Suites
JW Marriott Los Angeles, L.A. Live offers amazing access to L.A. Live, downtown’s megawatt conglomerate of sports, entertainment and dining venues, including Staples Center, Microsoft Theater, Club Nokia, the Grammy Museum and the world-famous Conga Room. After a 20-year dry spell, the completion of the 878-room hotel in 2010 marked the launch of the area’s first upscale high-rise.
Proximity to the bustling Los Angeles Convention Center, which sees more than 2.5 million visitors annually, created the demand for the JW, which delivers on several fronts. For conventioneers, business travelers and those in town for special events, there is unparalleled convenience to scores of major venues, as well as onsite eateries, bars, ballrooms and meeting spaces. Also nearby: the myriad downtown L.A. hot spots, talk-of-the-town restaurants, historic landmarks, the arts district and several museums.
The campus is home to many prestigious awards shows (the Primetime Emmy Awards, the Grammy Awards) the city’s beloved NBA and NHL teams, movie premieres, culinary festivals, auto shows, the X Games, the Los Angeles Film Festival and more. In 2011, the JW Marriott hosted the 2011 VMA arrivals in the lobby, serving as the spot where Beyoncé famously announced her pregnancy with Blue Ivy.
The JW Marriott hotels are packed with technologies and amenities that make it an attractive option for both business and pleasure travelers. Occupying floors four through 21 of the 54-story tower shared with The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, well-appointed rooms feature high-speed Internet connectivity, a safe that accommodates laptop computers, plus creature comforts such as the extra-cozy JW bathrobe. A modern design scheme draws from the vibrant energy of L.A. Live and the buzzy lobby scene with pops of orange, yellow and blue set against a palette of light neutrals. Perks includes luxe marble bathrooms and cityscape views.
Take advantage of a sprawling, 4,000-square-foot fitness center flanked by crystal-clear windows that have views for miles. The fourth-floor pool and sun deck, lined with cabanas and lounge chairs, is ideal for a restful break or a bit of people watching. (To boot, a stay at the L.A. hotel includes access to The Ritz-Carlton Spa.) Other conveniences include a car rental center, dry cleaning services and business center.
The JW’s not-so-secret weapon to high occupancy is the almost 100,000 square feet of state-of-the-art, well-appointed meeting and event space, including three stories of stacked meeting rooms. Ballrooms to boardrooms, the sky is virtually the limit for big event customization, from giant soundstages to glittering post-award show parties.
Located in the lobby, local favorite Ford’s Filling Station anchors the food offerings on the main floor. An innovator of L.A.’s organic, sustainable food scene, chef Ben Ford (son of Harrison) focuses his menu on meat — especially pork — in hip, industrial-chic-meets-minimalist-décor. For quick bites and strong coffee, Illy Espressamente is the spot to grab and go. The Mixing Room cocktail lounge across the way offers a fun venue to kick off a night of reverie with craft cocktails and small plates. Glance Lobby Bar is a more casual watering hole where you can order a pint of craft beer. Upstairs in The Ritz-Carlton’s share of the tower, WP24 by Wolfgang Puck serves classic Chinese fare with California flair.