The JW Marriott at LA LIVE: DTLA's only place to stay

Downtown LA has become a destination in Los Angeles not to be missed. And at its center, The JW Marriott Los Angeles at LA Live i Photo: JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. Live.

LOS ANGELES , August 29, 2012 - Visitors have always been coaxed to California by its expansive beaches and the dazzle of Hollywood, but now there is something new.

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Whether it is the X Games, The LA Food and Wine Show, the Lakers, the Clippers, the Kings, countless concerts, The Walt Disney Concert Hall, craft cocktails, or just a desire to see what is rapidly becoming LA’s greatest hotspot, Downtown LA has become a destination in Los Angeles not to be missed.

And at its center, rising above it all, The JW Marriott Los Angeles at LA Live is the perfect place to call home as you visit the new booming social and cultural scene.

Located on the Nokia Plaza across from the Staples Center, the new JW Marriott is a luxury hotel with 878 immaculate rooms including sixty-nine executive suites.  Its wide open and well-appointed lobby is as busy as it is luxurious, capturing instantly the energy that is DTLA.

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Rising up twenty-one floors, the hotel offers views of both the DTLA skyline as well as views extending into Hollywood and beyond. Complete with multiple dataports and high speed wifi, and dual line speaker phones, the JW serves as the perfect temporary home office to individuals on business trips to DTLA and it’s spa, rooftop pool, expansive suites and proximity to innumerable activities make it a prime location for vacationers and Los Angelinos looking for a night away from home.

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For foodies, the restaurant scene in DTLA is an exercise in and of itself in culinary exploration, among the best is Wolfgang Puck’s WP24, located on the 24th floor of the JW Marriott.

Here Wolfgang Puck impressively executes his own take on Asian cuisine. With floor to ceiling windows generating an impressive aesthetic, a wine list with over 400 wines, and up to a ten course tasting menu, Mr. Puck once again manages to raise the bar for the LA dining experience.

The Peking Duck Rolls are as present on nearly every table as the ubiquitous smile on the master chef’s face. Also recommended is the Prawn Toast with sweet and spicy garlic chili as well as the “Dan-Dan” dumplings with ground peanuts and chili oil. To make the most of the many small plates, the pre-fixe menu is suggested and won’t be regretted.

Guests can grab an after dinner cocktail at the ION Rooftop Bar or downstairs in the contemporary Mixing Room where Mixologists whip up innovative, custom-made cocktails for guests gathering in its spacious indoor seating or outside on the patio where they can watch the frenetic buzz of the Nokia Plaza.

Whether visiting only for business or to explore what is rapidly becoming a cornerstone in a city long known as one of America’s greatest, the JW Marriott Los Angeles at LA LIVE is a fantastic place to call home while you do it. 

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Matt Payne has lived and worked as both a television writer and producer in Los Angeles for nearly ten years.  Matt grew up in Oklahoma City and began his career with a degree in Film and Video Studies from the University of Oklahoma.  Since then, he has worked as part of writing staffs for such hits as 24 andWithout A Trace. Most recently Matt wrote and produced episodes of CBS’s The Defenders starring Jim Belushi and Jerry O’Connell and Memphis Beat, starring Jason Lee, which is set to air on TNT in August of 2011.

In addition to a successful television-writing career, Matt has developed features with major production companies and continues to work as a freelance script analyst for Relativity Media, the production company behind such hits as The Fighter, Zombieland, and Catfish where he has provided script feed back on nearly a thousand features.

When he is not writing and producing television, Matt works as contributor to the Washington Times Communities Travel section, where he has writing skills have taken him from the top of the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpar to the jungles of the Philippine Islands.  New York City’s finest restaurants to the earthquake ravaged Port au Prince Haiti. 

Matt was the winner of the 2004 Comedy writing award for Scriptapolooza, a finalist for the Warner Brothers Television Writer’s workshop, and is an active participant in Los Angeles’s Young Storytellers Program.  

Early in his career, Matt spent two years working as an assistant the Endeavor, which is now part of WME, the second largest talent agency in the world, working closely with such talent as Christian Bale and Michael Douglass.

Matt  is a member of  the Writer’s Guild of America and the Screen Actor’s Guild.

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