The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeleles to collaborate with celebrated chef Wolfgang Puck to create new restaurant concept at L.A. LIVE's Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles

by laliveinsider on Tue., Mar 02 at 12:01 PM

WP24 by Wolfgang Puck will bring fine dining to the burgeoning culinary scene of downtown Los Angeles

Adding excitement and world-class dining to the highly anticipated opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, it was announced today that Wolfgang Puck, one of our country's most esteemed chefs. WP24 by Wolfgang Puck, a new restaurant concept conceived by Puck and his development team, will open this April as part of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Residences at L.A. LIVE. Located on the twenty-fourth floor of the hotel, WP24 will feature refined Asian fare against a backdrop of the stunning Los Angeles skyline. The hotel and luxury condominium tower is owned by Los Angeles-based AEG, developers of the $2.5 billion/4 million square foot L.A. LIVE sports, residential and entertainment district, and MacFarlane Partners.

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

Chef Lee Hefter, Managing Partner and Executive Corporate Chef of the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, created the Asian inflected menu alongside Puck and has brought on Chef David McIntyre to assume the position of Executive Chef of WP24. The space, designed by local firm ICRAVE (Geisha House in Los Angeles, Sushi Samba Strip in Las Vegas, Abe Arthurs in New York), will showcase panoramic views of downtown Los Angeles and the surrounding area. In addition to a spacious dining room and lounge, the restaurant will 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, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles. \"Wolfgang Puck is a culinary pioneer who continues to innovate and captivate diners worldwide.\"

The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles will feature 123 well-appointed guestrooms, including 14 suites with contemporary décor, as well as downtown Los Angeles' only full-service hotel spa, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, providing a luxurious, 8,000-square-foot sanctuary. Located at L.A LIVE, AEG's 2.5 billion dollar downtown Los Angeles sports, residential and entertainment district, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles is only steps away from STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE and The GRAMMY® Museum.

WP24 by Wolfgang Puck, located at The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles at 900 W Olympic Blvd, will be open in mid March for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 73 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe with future openings including Dubai International Financial Centre, United Arab Emirates; Dove Mountain, Tucson, Arizona; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Lake Tahoe, California. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com.

About Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group

The award-winning restaurants of the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group include Spago (Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Maui and Beaver Creek), Chinois (Santa Monica); Postrio Bar & Grill (Las Vegas); Trattoria del Lupo (Las Vegas); Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill (Las Vegas and Los Angeles); Brasserie PUCK (Las Vega) Wolfgang Puck American Grille at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City; the critically acclaimed, steakhouse CUT (Beverly Hills and Las Vegas); Wolfgang Puck Grille at MGM Grand Detroit; The Source by Wolfgang Puck at the Newseum in Washington, DC; and Five Sixty atop Reunion Tower in Dallas, TX. Opening this spring, CUT at Marina Bay Sands Singapore. For more information, please visit www.wolfgangpuck.com.

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