InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown

Los Angeles has been booming with new hotels these days. Hilton with a new Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills and IHG with a new InterContinental in LA Downtown (the tallest skyscraper in the West Coast).

 

Couple months back, we stayed here for a week and today I’ll share what it is like to stay at this business property.

 

 

intercontinental3
valet entrance

 

 

After the valet, you go to the elevators to the 70th floor to the sky lobby. The subtle weird decor and theme reminds me of a hybrid between a SLS, W, and a Park Hyatt hotel. 

 

elevator
interesting…. elevator ride

 

 

We arrived pretty late around 10:00pm, so check-in was extremely swift.

 

 

intercontinental2
sky lobby 70th floor

 

 

 

We check-in to the “corner deluxe room” for our one week stay. The layout and amenities are pretty basic, but decent for a business hotel with rates averaging $300 USD/night.

 

 

intercontinental4
corner deluxe room

 

intercontinental6
keurig… ughs, why not nespresso?!

 

 

The bedroom got a laugh out of me.

 

“Nobody walks in LA”

 

So so true!

 

intercontinental5
hilarious

 

 

The bathroom feels untouched. The countertop, flooring, and splash are all spotless and brand new.

 

intercontinental7
nicely appointed bathroom with Agraria products
intercontinental8
shower room

 

 

 

The most rewarding part of the stay happens outside the room. Like the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong (review coming soon), it feels gratifying living so high on top of the world. Every morning, I wake up to the lobby like this. 

 

morning

 

 

Fun fact about this hotel. It’s owned by Korean Air. Thus, a lot of flight attendants like to stay at this hotel from LAX.

 

One afternoon, a fleet of Lufthansa crew came to check-in.

 

intercontinental9

 

 

Everyday, we saw at least a Korean Air flight attendant roaming around the halls.

 

 

intercontinental10
one of the many Korean Air flight attendants at this hotel

 

 

The hotel is also partnered with Altitude Fitness, so it’s luxe facilities is complimentary for all InterContinental guests.

 

 

intercontinental11
Altitude shower facilities

 

intercontinental12
Altitude fitness

 

intercontinental13
cabana & pool

 

 

 

Guests also have complimentary admission to their rooftop lounge called Spire 73 (regular admission $25 after 8pm). I’m personally not a fan of the lounge, but might as well take advantage of it if you’re staying here.

 

intercontinental15
Spire 73 lounge area
intercontinental14
Spire 73 bar

 

 

Good thing we never have to walk much 😉 All these amenities are just an elevator ride away.

 

 

intercontinental16

 

 

Overall, I had a comfortable stay at the new InterContinental. It made commuting around LA downtown convenient and we didn’t have to worry about the notorious LA rush hour traffic. 

 

The facilities and amenities are simple & spanking new, so it’s perfect for business travelers in wanting to get a good value in the city. Plus, the lobby on the 70th floor definitely has a wow factor to it.

 

So yes, while it’s true “nobody walks in LA”… I wouldn’t mind walking a couple steps into this property again 😉

 

Meter - JW Phuket

Submit a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s