Is There Time for JW Marriott at L.A. Live To Reconsider Their Carpeting?
UPDATE: The JW Marriott LA Live just tweeted about the carpet installation on the 5th floor. Guess it's too late!
We've been riding a sort of high about the upcoming JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton coming to downtown Los Angeles' LA Live entertainment complex. Downtown LA has been struggling for a long time to pull visitors away from the action of Hollywood and the fun of the Venice/Santa Monica beaches and LA Live looks like their best shot.
Next to the Staples Center (home to the Lakers and big ticket concerts), LA Live has a Nokia Theater, a small intimate venue called Club Nokia, an ESPN Zone, the Grammy Hall of Fame and several restaurants and bars.
So bringing in the JW Marriott and a Ritz next to LA Live (in a cool building with a large video wall) will give guests close-by fancy hotel options. However, we're really hoping the JW Marriott can reconsider its carpeting option before it opens on February 15, 2010.
We noticed the hotel's Twitter page had a new profile picture which appears to be a room shot. Previously, we only had the drawings on the hotel website to glean info about the look and style of these rooms.
Let's focus on the positive--flat screen TVs, comfy looking beds with a mountain of pillows, modern furniture and a workspace. But that carpeting is really awful. It looks like a triscuit that snagged a blue thread off someone's shirt. Ok, that might be too harsh but we've just never seen anything so..um...artistic in a new hotel before. Muted patterns and colors probably would work better. Hopefully, this is just a mock-up and the actual ordering of carpets has not gone through.
[Photo: JW Marriott LA Live Twitter]