Ritz-Carlton Completes Meeting Space Makeover in Marina del Rey, Calif.

The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, in Marina del Rey, Calif., has completed a multimillion-dollar renovation of its meeting and event space, it recently announced. The renovation, which encompassed all of the resort's meeting and event space, included decor enhancements and technology upgrades as the first step in a larger property-wide makeover project.

"We are extremely proud of the look and feel the renovation has added to our hotel," General Manager Robert Thomas said in a statement. "This project is phase one of the hotel's extensive renovation plans. Plans to renovate the hotel's common areas, including the lobby, restaurant and bar, are slated for 2009."

The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, currently sports 17,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including an 8,000-square-foot waterfront ballroom and eight smaller breakout rooms, each of which was outfitted in the course of renovations with new interior finishes, fabrics and furniture, as well as new lighting and audio/visual equipment, such as electronic reader boards, plasma screen televisions and wireless Internet access.

Said LeAnn Oxley, project director for ForrestPerkins, which oversaw the renovation, "In the redesign we forged a delicate balance between the hotel's seaside luxury elements and a modern flair."