Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
Set on the waterfront of a small-craft marina, the Ritz-Carlton is one of the more traditional hotel spaces in Los Angeles. Public spaces, such as hallways and the lobby lounge, have a rich, ballroom feel from a mix of polished wood and fabric furnishings. The 304 accommodations are a mix of rooms and suites, all decorated in bright tones of yellow, blue, and gold. Marina Terrace rooms come with a panoramic water view, versus the partial view of the Deluxe rooms. For formal dining, jer-ne has an expansive view of the marina and a menu emphasis on regional seafood and produce.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.