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.



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. 


interesting…. elevator ride



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



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.



corner deluxe room


keurig… ughs, why not nespresso?!



The bedroom got a laugh out of me.


“Nobody walks in LA”


So so true!





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


nicely appointed bathroom with Agraria products
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. 





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.





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



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.



Altitude shower facilities


Altitude fitness


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.


Spire 73 lounge area
Spire 73 bar



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






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

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