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Tallest Building West of Chicago Serves as the Set for Series of “Human Flights”
Performed by Red Bull Air Force

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (March 21, 2019) – Last night, InterContinental® Los Angeles Downtown and the Red Bull Air Force welcomed the vernal (spring) equinox with multiple “human flights” during the rise of the last supermoon of the decade.

Connected by a mutual mission to push boundaries beyond the limits, the luxury hotel and action sports brand banded together to give Downtown Los Angeles a never-seen-before spectacle. This event marked the first ever wingsuit jump into downtown Los Angeles. The alignment of the supermoon and spring equinox is also a first for this millennium – as the last time this took place was in 1981.

Donning wingsuits (special jumpsuits that shape the human body into an airfoil, creating lift and with it, “human flight”) the Red Bull Air Force leapt from a helicopter 4,000 feet above Los Angeles and traveled one mile into downtown, buzzing by InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown at 120 mph, to land on the street below. The suits, which appear similar to a flying squirrel, were fitted with LED lights and sparking pyrotechnics that lit up the sky.

“We are honored to be approached by a global brand such as Red Bull to bring this moment to life,” commented Niles Harris, General Manager of InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. “When we opened InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, we had an ambitious goal to change the skyline of the city as well as attract travelers to the new vitality of Downtown.”

InterContinental® Los Angeles Downtown, located at 900 Wilshire Boulevard, is owned by Hanjin International Corporation and managed by IHG®. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is part of IHG’s diverse family of brands in nearly 100 countries and territories. With over 70 years of experience, InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts is known for pioneering innovation in the luxury segment and has been trailblazing luxury travel since 1949. The scale and diversity of IHG’s brand portfolio means that its hotels can meet guests’ needs whatever the occasion – whether an overnight getaway, a business trip, a family celebration, or a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

About InterContinental® Los Angeles Downtown
InterContinental® Los Angeles Downtown leads the way as the architectural icon of luxury hospitality, welcoming guests on the 70th floor sky lobby. The hotel features 889 elegant guest rooms including 109 suites replete with floor-to-ceiling windows, a signature Club InterContinental® Lounge, and a host of culinary venues to satisfy every craving and occasion. Embracing the Southern California lifestyle, the hotel offers an outdoor pool with cabanas and Attitude Fitness. Business travelers can enjoy nearly 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event spaces, including an elegant over 20,400-square-foot Wilshire Grand Ballroom. From intricate light fixtures inspired by L.A.’s infamous freeways to billboard-inspired headboards in each guest room reflecting the city’s classic beach towns, foothills, car culture and urban scene, InterContinental® Los Angeles Downtown brings a fresh, iconic and elevated perspective to discerning and experienced travelers and locals alike. For more information, visit the InterContinental® Los Angeles Downtown website, Facebook, or Instagram.


About InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has 187 hotels located in more than 60 countries with local insight that comes from over 70 years of experience. As a brand, we believe that superior, understated service and outstanding facilities are important, but what makes us truly different is the genuine interest we show in our guests. Our desire is to help guests make the most of their time. We connect our well-traveled guests to what’s special about a destination, by sharing our knowledge, so they enjoy authentic experiences that will enrich their lives and broaden their outlook. For more information, visit:, or