InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown

Los Angeles, California

 

An oasis for the discriminating traveler, the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown blurs the line between nature and urbanism.

Situated high up in the Wilshire Grand Center, the hotel in downtown LA’s newest landmark offers exceptional views from the tallest building in the western United States. Design elements were inspired by LA’s four ecological typologies: the beach, the flatlands, the foothills and the freeways.

 
 
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 As a nod to the Swiss Vernacular a twist was added to the wood flooring – solid wooden inserts reminiscent of an actual Swiss lodge.
 and one of the bed side tables is a modern take on the Swiss life-saving brandy barrel.
 Rug designs were derived from the timber flooring and veneer wood wall slats.

 

The Sky Lobby

The first hotel on the U.S. West Coast to have a sky lobby, the space incorporates L.A.’s car culture via abstract representations of car lines in the internal paneling and decor.

 
 The minibar is an analogy of the Swiss watch box, where everything has its place, with the element of a surprise finish within the cabinetry. 
 The accent chair is a modern rocking chair.

 

The Guestrooms and Suites

From the Presidential Suite to the guestrooms, furnishings are designer brands, including Hermes, Fendi, Holly Hunt and Menodi. Because of the unique building shape, the design team studied many room conditions and designed more than 200 room types and variant conditions. To remain on schedule with the construction schedule of the skyscraper, the guestroom bathrooms were designed first and pre-made using the POD system, and the completed bathroom was hoisted in place via crane and installed within the structure before the building’s façade was installed.

 
 Above every headboard is a graphic feature related to the local L.A. theme — beaches, Hollywood, freeways, cityscapes and abstract urban art.

Above every headboard is a graphic feature related to the local L.A. theme — beaches, Hollywood, freeways, cityscapes and abstract urban art.

 Primarily featuring earthy neutrals, steel grays and cool blues, the color palette was created to complement the views of the city.

Primarily featuring earthy neutrals, steel grays and cool blues, the color palette was created to complement the views of the city.


 

The Flooring

Custom-designed carpets by Wilson Associates designers—made by both Atlas and Couristan—were inspired by the ridges of the sand on the seashore.

 
 This traditional Turkish “Hamam” spa features white-on-white, marble-clad walls and benches, finished with traditionally inspired Turkish faucets and hardware.
 The gym is an industrial space, featuring with black paneling and white subway tile.

 

The Ballrooms

The Junior Ballroom is a unique combination of interior and exterior event space—the southern wall is comprised of a massive garage door that opens to the Level 7 pool deck, capitalizing on the amazing So-Cal climate.

 
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Scope of Work

  • Guestrooms and suites
  • Guest corridors and elevator halls
  • Grand and junior ballrooms
  • Prefunction areas
  • Meeting, banquet and board rooms
  • Multifunction room and breakout space
  • Bridal room
  • Public restrooms
  • Sky bar