The Emerson is Redefining Apartment Living in Downtown Los Angeles



A new luxury apartment building by Related California in downtown Los Angeles is setting a new benchmark for rental living within the city’s cultural center: The Emerson. With stunning interiors designed by celebrated architecture and design firm Marmol Radziner, The Emerson brings simple elegance and superb interiors to the DTLA apartment landscape as it did with Related luxury condominium residences The Century in Century City and The Waverly and The Seychelle in Santa Monica. The Emerson was designed by acclaimed architectural firm Arquitectonica, known for its internationally celebrated residential and hospitality developments, including the Mandarin Oriental in Shanghai and The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.Boasting 216 residences ranging in size from studios to one- and two-bedroom layouts, The Emerson offers an unparalleled level of services and amenities and fulfills a previously underserved need for high-design, highly serviced apartments in this artistically rich neighborhood.

Rising 20 stories, The Emerson is located across the street from the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), next door to the upcoming Broad Museum – slated to open early fall, 2015 – and within steps of Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Further enhancing its prime location in downtown Los Angeles’ burgeoning arts and culture scene, The Emerson creates a new culinary destination with a ground floor restaurant by Los Angeles celebrity chef Agostino Sciandri. VESPAIO, offering classic Italian cuisine with a modern flair, will offer in-home delivery, continuous service throughout the day as well as take-out and catering menus for local businesses.

A new design for interiors and amenity spaces
Residence interiors boast open kitchens with Caesarstone counters, handcrafted Heath Ceramics tile backsplashes, walnut cabinetry, and premium stainless steel appliances by Fisher & Paykel and Bosch. The sumptuous baths are appointed with a rich marble tub surround and vanity top, while the living spaces include wood plank flooring and in-home washers and dryers.

An expansive suite of amenities serves as an enhancement to the resident’s lifestyle. Set against a stunning backdrop of sparkling panoramic city views is a penthouse lounge with an outdoor terrace, bar area, custom billiards table, and a catering kitchen and dining area for private events. The penthouse terrace has a double-sided fireplace, barbeques with grilling areas, plush outdoor seating and two outdoor TVs. Additional amenity spaces include an outdoor pool and Jacuzzi with lounge furnishings and outdoor barbeque for entertaining, a media lounge with an oversized TV for private and group movie screenings, a state-of-the-art library complete with a fireplace, Wi-Fi, a printer and coffee station, a pet spa, and a fully equipped fitness center with a yoga studio and steam rooms.

The Emerson also follows Related’s nationwide commitment to green and sustainable building. The building was designed to meet LEED Gold certification and is 100 percent smoke-free. Each apartment includes Nest thermostats that residents can control remotely for energy savings and comfort. For the ultimate in green convenience, an onsite subterranean parking garage includes electric vehicle charging stations and the building offers a recycling program for everyday goods as well as batteries and clothing.

Service with style
The Emerson also provides exceptional service to residents, offering them access to the Related Personal Assistant, Stephen Le Roy, a former President of the Los Angeles Concierge Association. Mr. Le Roy is readily available to make dinner reservations, book travel, arrange pet walking and care services, and almost anything that a resident can think of. His expertise has come in handy when planning New Year’s Eve parties and other celebrations in The Emerson’s penthouse lounge, and he has even arranged transportation for one of his residents from Hong Kong to Shanghai.

The Emerson continues Related’s commitment to exceptional service, offering residents exclusive benefits through its RelatedStyle Services®. Services include an onsite Related Service Specialist available to field requests and offer move-in coordination services to manage every detail of a resident’s move – from selecting moving firms to scheduling the Related Technology Concierge to help with home technology installation. The Emerson also has a 24-hour concierge to facilitate in-home package receiving and dry cleaning services.  Pet owners will also have access to a pet spa, with an outdoor dog run, to conveniently meet their pet grooming needs.

With its innovative design, sprawling amenity spaces and hotel-inspired services, The Emerson redefines Downtown LA apartment living and sets the benchmark for developments to follow.