When the Staples Center opened in downtown Los Angeles in 1999, the visitors of the venue’s sporting and entertainment facilities had to venture far afield for a good meal. Just over a decade later, the area near the arena is full of eateries, cinemas, a massive entertainment complex that was finally opened this May with the opening of the Ritz-Carlton. The Ritz-Carlton occupies floors 22 to 26 of a translucent-blue 54-storey skyscraper. The hotel offers a lot of interesting space, including the famous restaurant Wolfgang Puck. The 24th floor venue serves Chinese delicacies, while appetizers and sushi are available in the adjacent lounge. Set on the 23rd floor, Club Lounge looks out toward the beaches of Santa Monica located 15 miles west. Telescopes which were placed near the windows allow for up-close exploration of the ocean and the Hollywood sign.