All The Way Up!
The tallest building west of Chicago is the Wilshire Grand Center in Downtown Los Angeles, which is now open for business forever elevating the Los Angeles skyline at 1,100 feet and 73 stories.
The billion-dollar Wilshire Grand Center’s flagship property is the InterContinental hotel, featuring 889 elegant guest rooms that stretch from the 31st floor to Los Angeles’ first sky lobby . Yes, you must take the elevator up to the 70th floor to check-in.
“This is a historic moment for the InterContinental brand as we open the largest hotel in the Americas region and redefine the Los Angeles skyline, brought to life through our partnership with Korean Air and Hanjin International Corporation on this new marquee hotel,” said Elie Maalouf, CEO of InterContinental Hotels Group, TheAmericas
Sophisticated and metropolitan, the InterContinental hotel was designed to capture the Southern California lifestyle at its finest for travelers and locals alike. With a colorful rooftop showcasing spectacular city views and a three-story light sculpture of L.A.’s infamous freeways in the sky lobby, the property brings the indoor/outdoor lifestyle to life while drawing design inspiration from the city’s car culture and urban scene, foothills and classic beach towns.
We like it because it’s the first LEED Gold-Certified building for design and construction in downtown, with every aspect designed to lead environmental stewardship without detracting from a luxury guest experience.
By the Numbers:
* 95,000 sq ft. of state-of-the-art technologically advanced event, meeting, conference and banquet space, both indoor and outdoor
* 21,000-sq. ft. elegant Grand Ballroom
* 33 meeting rooms
* 109 suites with complete in-room entertainment systems and exclusive Le Labo amenities, in addition to the floor-to-ceiling windows featuring the best views in Los Angeles.
* One 2,500-square-foot Presidential suite featuring a relaxing lounge area complete with a spacious dining room, piano, kitchenette, walk-in closets and luxurious soaking tub with city views.
* 5 dining experiences and culinary outlets to choose from on property, including
- The Lobby Vodka Bar & Lounge with L.A. modern glamour providing updated classics in both cocktails and the famed Lobby Burger.
- Sora on the 69th floor, with a made-to-order omakase or fresh-cut sushi on a conveyor belt, accompanied by imported Japanese whiskey in an upscale, intimate setting.
- Dekkadance is an all-day destination also on the 69th, where guests can choose from delicacies and live-action cooking with Neapolitan pizzas, carving stations and baked goods in an international format.
- La Boucherie located on the 71st floor is an opulent high-end steak house where California meets French cuisine, with private dining booths for special occasions and wine tunnel with 1,200 labels to complement steaks sourced from around the globe, including grass-fed variations and a Guillotine Cut of Wagyu Beef Tenderloin, and first-rate seafood.
- Spire 73, where guests can experience the tallest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere on the 73rd floor with unparalleled 360-degree views of the cityscape and skyline with fire pits, fountains and innovative cocktails.
The hotel, located at 900 Wilshire Boulevard, is owned by Hanjin Group and managed by IHG.
It’s sooo extra. It’s Los Angeles.