December 21, 2019
Embrace the Inviting SoCal Weather All Year Long
Home to the sunshine state of California, InterContinental Downtown celebrates the beautiful weather all year long through its sophisticated architecture and design elements. Throughout its 73 stories, 889 guest rooms, six world-class restaurants and bars, ballrooms and meeting rooms, each of these spaces immerse guests in the beauty of natural light with encompassing window views of the city of Los Angeles.
It begins atop of the hotel at Spire 73, L.A.’s premier rooftop lounge and the tallest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere. It is enclosed by a continuous glass wall that frames an epic 360-degree view of the city. It also features chic fire pits and signature cocktails, matched with culinary expressions to rival the view. The rooftop attracts Angelinos and world travelers alike for all occasions, including private events, birthday and anniversary celebrations or simply to enjoy a spectacular sunset over a cocktail. Not to mention the guest favorite Tableside S’mores that start or end the night on a sweet note. The ambiance is one of a kind with a beautifully lit bar and seductive flame lighting cast from modern fire pits placed throughout the space. Spire 73 is the city’s go-to rooftop bar, enjoyed all year long.
Just merely 70 stories below is the rooftop pool, another key attraction for both locals and visitors to enjoy an urban oasis. The open space screams of the Surfobia ecology and provides jaw-dropping views of the city from the comfort of the refreshing water. Lounge chairs, private cabanas, the No Dive Bar and fire pits entertain guests throughout the day and well into the night. The 7th floor pool deck radiates the epitome of L.A. that is often shown in the movies and does not live down to its expectations.
The event spaces (nearly 100,000 sq. ft.) also take advantage of the year-round welcoming climate L.A. has to offer. The Wilshire Grand Ballroom, one of the largest ballrooms in the city, features an adjacent outdoor garden terrace with an expansive window that lets in the sunshine and showcases the city beyond. The luxe hotel is also home to the Hollywood ballroom, one of the only ballrooms in Los Angeles that fully accesses an outdoor space leading to the pool deck level . While the impressive custom carpet patterns throughout this area have hidden meaning behind them, the design is inspired by shadows the structure above casts on the floor at various times throughout the year. The colors and patterns are delineated in shades of grey and blue and at times serendipitously align with the actual shadows.
The extraordinary hotel is known for its natural lighting opportunities as Los Angeles is known for its sunny weather. It was brilliantly constructed to blur the lines between where the bright sky ends and the ceiling meets; and in some parts of the hotel, the sky is the ceiling.
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