NEW GENERAL MANAGER OF THE RENAISSANCE LOS ANGELES AIRPORT HOTEL SET TO BRING RITZ CARLTON EXPERIENCE TO CENTURY BOULEVARD IN HIS FIRST GM OPPORTUNITY
Having spent 22 years in the hospitality business working under the Ritz Carlton flag, Reggie Dominique, the new general manager of the Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel, knows a thing or two about appealing to guests who expect a certain level of luxury.
“The Ritz is pure luxury,” said Dominique, who took on his first GM opportunity in May. “The Renaissance is about living life and creating great experiences for the guests. Really, they mirror each other in terms of what we try to deliver to our guests.”
Dominique, who most recently served as the hotel manager of the Ritz Carlton – L.A. Live, is very familiar with the community. He began his career in sales and marketing at the Ritz Carlton Marina del Rey, and said he is excited about the future of the Gateway area.
His hotel is gearing up for what promises to be an eye-popping, two-phase renovation. The first phase will include an extensive remodeling of the lobby and restaurant area set to begin later this year.
“We want to give the restaurant and lobby a real lounge experience,” he said. “We will have a great bar that will be the centerpiece of the lobby experience.”
The second phase of the renovation will be an overhaul of the hotel’s 501 rooms, slated to take place at the end of 2017.
Dominique said the renovation will coincide with two major projects in the areas: the new NFL stadium development in Inglewood and the modernization efforts at LAX.
“The future of the area is bright, no question,” he said. “The advent of what is happening in Inglewood and at the airport will certainly benefit us, and we want to have a fresh product when that all hits.”
Dominique, who lives in San Marino with his wife, Patty, and his teenage son and daughter, said he doubled his commute by moving from downtown L.A. to the Gateway area, but said he’s happy to be here.
“This is a great property. I love the staff. I love the area. It has been a blast.”
Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel
9620 Airport Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA90045