FrontRunners: Seeing The Light

  • Jennifer Hall

As part of the recent $40 million overhaul of the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel (www.ritzcarlton.com, 949.240.2000), interior designer Pam Anderson moved the property’s formal crystal chandelier from the main lobby to the fitness room. She also covered the wood paneling in the lobby and hallways with white paint and replaced dated green window shutters in the guest rooms with crushed crystal and glass panels. These and other changes to the 21-year-old cliff-top resort reflect Ritz-Carlton’s company-wide campaign to attune new or existing properties to their surroundings, in this case, the coast of Southern California. A floor-to-ceiling waterfall and a palette of ice blue, cream, and eggplant in each of the spa’s 11 treatment rooms are Anderson’s homage to the Pacific Ocean, the best view of which is from the treadmills near the fitness center’s two-story windows. From this vantage point, you likely will not notice the chandelier hanging above you.

The lots include Carroll Shelby’s personal Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake, which previously fetched $...
The new concept suggests that Bentley is gunning for the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé…
Patrick Gosling
The McLaren GTR Driver Program puts P1 GTR owners on the track with a dedicated race team…
Daimler AG - Global Communications Mercedes-Benz Cars
Robb Report runs the all-new sports car through its paces at the Laguna Seca raceway…
Photo by Scott Williamson/ www.photodesignstudios.com; Automobile courtesy Boulevard Motorcar Company
1948 Delahaye 135M Figoni et Falaschi Narval Cabriolet. The Delahaye Narval, the fantastic...
The new bike was put through its paces during a ride around California’s Salton Sea...
When the fourth-annual Austrian Alpine Rally set off from the starting line in Vienna on the...
Photo by UWE@FISCHER
The new “sport activity coupe,” as BMW calls it, drives with a nimbleness that defies its size…
Photo by Richard Prince
Chevy’s new supercar aims to redefine the American muscle car…
Darin Schnabel/RM Auctions
Mercedes-Benz 300 SLc are soaring at auction...