Los Angeles is welcoming it's newest hotel this summer: The InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. Located in the center of downtown's entertainment and art district, The InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown will be the tallest building west of Chicago.
The hotel has 889 guest rooms, including 110 suites, and an array of dining venues ranging from a high-end steakhouse to a sushi restaurant to Spire 73, an open-air bar on the 73rd floor with 360-degree views of the city. Additionally, the hotel has 84,977 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting and event spaces, including a 21,379-square-foot Grand Ballroom and a Club InterContinental Lounge.
The new property is replacing the former Wilshire Grand Hotel, which was built in 1952 and had 896 rooms. When the new hotel opens, it will be the first hotel on the West Coast to have a "sky lobby" on the 70th floor, where guests check in before going down to their rooms. Guestrooms will be on floors 31 through 69 and the below floors will house offices for rent.
The InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown joins a portfolio in the InterContinental Hotels Group with over 5,000 properties in nearly 100 countries.The Los Angeles Downtown location will add to California's four existing InterContinental properties: InterContinental The Clement Monterey, InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco, InterContinental San Francisco, and Intercontinental Century City. The InterContinental Hotel Group is a global company with 12 hotel brands in 13 of the 20 largest hotel markets. Other brands include: Kimpton Hotels & restaurants, HUALUXE Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Staybridge Suites and more.