The Ritz and the Puck: the Star Team

We all know The Ritz-Carlton’s reputation for bringing its guests the best, which is why it is no surprise that the Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles has decided to tap celebrated chef Wolfgang Puck in the creation of its highly-anticipated restaurant, WP24. The new restaurant, set to open in mid-March, will be located on the 24th floor.

LA’s newest resto will feature refined Asian cuisine, paired ever-so-perfectly with the breathtaking backdrop of the LA skyline. Also joining the team is Chef Lee Hefter, managing partner and executive corporate chef of Puck’s group, and executive chef of WP24 (personally chosen by Hefter and Puck), David McIntyre of Spago Beverly Hills.

“I am thrilled to be partnering with The Ritz-Carlton again and to be a part of the first luxury hotel to open downtown,” says Wolfgang Puck. “Given my longstanding relationship with the city of Los Angeles, it is an honor to continue my involvement with the renaissance of downtown, especially L.A. LIVE.”

The much-sought-after design firm ICRAVE (Geisha House in Los Angeles, Sushi Samba Strip in Las Vegas and Abe & Arthur’s in New York) designed the space where WP24 will come to life. Other than the fine dining we know WP24 will provide, the resto will also feature a wine cave and two private dining rooms.

“We know that WP24 by Wolfgang Puck will provide an extraordinary experience for both our hotel guests, residents, and the local Los Angeles dining community,” said Javier Cano, GM of The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles. “Wolfgang Puck is a culinary pioneer who continues to innovate and captivate diners worldwide.”

Though Ritz-Carlton fans will have to wait until April to be given the opportunity of “hotel guest,” they will be able to have a small taste (pun intended) of what’s to come from their newest locale. The hotel itself will feature 123 guestrooms, and the famous Ritz-Carlton Spa, which will provide a luxurious, 8,000-square-foot sanctuary. The hotel is located at L.A. LIVE, AEG’s glamorous downtown LA sports, residential and entertainment district and is only steps away from iconic landmarks such as the STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre, and The GRAMMY Museum. We’re practically tingling with excitement.