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What better way to kick off the holiday weekend than by sampling a chilled s'mores concoction on the waterfront? That's what we did today at the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey in Los Angeles.
The hotel recently opened a brand new, farm-to-table restaurant concept called Cast & Plow. Previously, this space was home to the stuffy JER-NE restaurant. But the entire dining room, as well as the extended lobby space, was gutted to create a light, airy and breezy social setting, complete with flat-screen TVs and communal tables with outlets.
Cast & Plow prides itself on locally sourcing ingredients and the menu even shows you exactly where the food comes from in California. The shareable dishes like a cheese plate ($14), kale chips ($7) and avocado & chips ($12, the avocado is mixed with blue cheese and sriracha) make Cast & Plow a great place for a quick bites while larger entrees like the chicken sandwich ($17), a local cod with grilled corn ($24) and an all-natural prime beef hamburger ($19) give you an excuse to linger and admire the incredible view. Boats, boats, and more boats!
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We've become accustomed to ultra-luxe hotel spa offerings from facials done with real diamonds particles to body treatments made with fossil stone and even the rare stem cell treatment. But the Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey celebrated the grand opening of their new Spa Nautica in a highly unusual way--with a special bubble filled with 99.95 percent pure air from Spanish toiletry brand, Natura Bisse. But there's more.
Inside the bubble, the spa performed complimentary 30-minute "Direct Affect" facials on party guests using carboxitherapy (C02 to combat the signs of aging), which "produces an explosion of oxygen resulting in a visible revitalization of the skin." Um, yes please.
Sadly, the bubble was just an opening trick and it's already been popped, er, taken down. However, the Direct Affect facial is available at the spa for $85. It's done in one of the spa's seven treatment rooms, not a bubble. There's also a super luxe facial being offered called the "Diamond Experience Cryo-Repairing Lifting Facial" which lasts 90 minutes and costs $325, but is a serous anti-aging treatment that involves an "intensive mio-facial lifting massage" and "cold lifting" which repairs damaged DNA. But of course, you can get an regular old massage and body treatment at the spa too in case the complicated words scare the living daylights out of you.
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Have you ever flirted with a hotel concierge? In our series, Concierge Interviews, HotelChatter goes behind the Front Desk and gets chummy with the men—and women—whose job it is to never say no. Filmed inside various lobbies, courtyards, and bar lounges, each video will offer a glimpse into the world of hotels from the people who know them best. Got a burning question you'd like us to ask? Or have someone in mind for us to interview? Email us your requests!
When people think of visiting Los Angeles, they think of the Hollywood sign, Rodeo Drive, the Santa Monica Pier, the Kardashians and wherever Lindsay Lohan has gotten into her latest mess. But just below the hipster corral of Venice Beach is Marina del Rey, which is an actual marina with real boats and yachts. And the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey is right on the waterfront near all the action. Need proof? Check out this view from one of the guest rooms.
Concierge Amanda Kinsley, who's been at the hotel for 11 years, gives us the lowdown on the property, her craziest request so far (it involved moving a college student into the dorms), her suggestions for approaching the concierge and why Marina del Rey should be the respite from your Hollywood tour. And...action!
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The LA hotel scene has definitely been quiet, almost sleepy, when compared to the nonstop action of NYC. So when we hear of a new hotel--even if it's just an extensive remodel or rebranding of an existing one--we get super excited.
The latest hotel to enter the market is the Jamaica Bay Inn in Marina del Rey. This is actually an old Best Western that's getting an extensive reno to transform itself into a "beachfront resort-like setting" and to transport guests to a faraway Caribbean resort.
Each guest room is a private, peaceful oasis with an understated yet elegant island-inspired décor. By making use of tropical textures like rattan, rich woods and leather, the design captures the essence of sophisticated island living.
Upgraded amenities include complimentary high-speed wireless Internet throughout the hotel, luxuriously comfortable bedding, environmentally friendly, luxury bath products, granite countertops and much more.
Many rooms feature their own private balcony, providing city views on one side and views of the beach, marina, pool and gardens on the other.
We spent the weekend at the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey and kind of loved it. But only kind of because, well, luxury on it's own isn't quite good enough. Check out our video tour of deluxe room 822 or keep reading for a full review.
This is the only Ritz in LA, but it's not exactly in LA. We had to get over to Hollywood for a meeting and it took over an hour--and that was on the weekend. However, if you don't need to go farther than LAX or Santa Monica or if you're just looking to hang out just at the hotel, it's great. It's real close to quirky Venice Beach and the Marina del Rey marina is right there if you're a boating junkie.
We spent the weekend in Room 822 at the Ritz Carlton Marina del Rey.
Ok, we really only spent part of the weekend in the room. The rest of the time we chilled at the spa and by the pool, because, yes, it is still warm enough in Southern California to lay out by the (outdoor) pool. Stay tuned for our full review of the hotel coming tomorrow.
Disclosure: Abigail stayed at the Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey at the behest of the Marina Del Rey Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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Bachelorette DeAnna Pappas has found her prince (for now anyways) and to officially show Jesse Csincsak off to the world, she hit up the new revamped pool lounge at the Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey on Sunday.
The pool area was transformed into a party for tan, muscled, well-dressed 20-somethings with the occasional tattoo and nipple ring. DeAnna and Jesse cuddled in the corner at a reserved table and even took a dip in the pool together. In case you missed it, don't fret. This type of party will be happening more often at the Ritz.
The Marina tends to get overlooked by tourists as neighboring Santa Monica and Venice are the more popular spots to check-out. But the Marina is coming into its own lately and the Glow Bar at the Marriott provides a hip outdoor dining and lounge experience.
There's a full menu for dining or you can get bottle service in one of the private cabanas. And like most hip lounges, the place has a specialty cocktail menu that includes several fruit-inis like pear and pomegranate and a key lime pie drink made with Licor 43, Grey Goose Vanille, lime juice, and a splash of cream.
The picture found on the website look pretty glossy, especially for a Marriott, but we have confirmation that the place is pretty cool. We even hear that the folks at Electronic Arts across the way like to stop in here for drinks after work.