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Room Request! The InterContinental DTLA

Featuring the tallest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere, a stay at this Los Angeles hotel is our new go-to way to experience the city

Anyone who has ever visited an InterContinental property will be familiar with the brand’s signature scent of glamour at every location, regardless of city or neighborhood. It’s a bit ‘future of luxury’ mixed in with the classic, unabridged version you want from your travel experience. So it’s no surprise that the InterContinental DTLA, while in the busiest neighborhood of Los Angeles, is right on brand.

Perched high on top of Downtown Los Angeles, the InterContinental’s lobby sits on floor 70—the views are indeed Instagrammable and quite peacefully away from the hustle and bustle. Floor-to-ceiling windows welcome you into this expansive space, and take you all the way to your room, where again: the views are the main dish. And speaking of, one of the hotel’s onsite restaurants, Spire 73, is one of LA’s new hotspots. Guests of the hotel are guaranteed complimentary entry to the rooftop lounge, which doubles as the tallest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere, and if there is one thing you promise yourself during your stay in LA it’s this: go for a sunset cocktail at Spire 73—you (and your date) will not be disappointed.

Spire 73 at InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown

Spire 73 at InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown

“Having traveled around the world–either being a professional stuntman or hockey player, to working in hospitality for the last 20 years–I’ve learned that people crave familiarity,” Spire 73 General Manager Christopher Nelson says, “the feeling of ‘home’ no matter where they are. My goal is to create an atmosphere at Spire 73 where our guests feel an immediate sense of trust, comfort and hospitality, and know that while they are here, they’re in good hands.”

From fireplaces and throws to cozy up to, to decedent and reimagined bar food classics that rival the best anywhere on the ground has to offer, Spire 73 is a destination unto itself. If it’s your first time in LA, or your tenth, experiencing this city in this way is unbeatable.

Below, General Manager of InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown Niles Harris shares more about the property’s most requested room, and what exactly makes this location your new go-to when visiting the Hills.

InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown

InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown

What’s the most requested room?

Our Club Rooms are very special. They are located on the highest guest room floors and capture the most stunning views – from the STAPLES Center to the Hollywood Hills. Spanning up to 850 square feet, the Club-level rooms feature luxury amenities including Le Labo products and a Nespresso machine. Perhaps the greatest perk is that guests staying in any of our “Suite” room categories have access to Club InterContinental located on the 70th floor, which includes complimentary breakfast and afternoon tea as well as champagne, cocktails, crudités and canapes in the evening.

What is the rate?

Rates start at $379, but vary depending on the season.

The InterContinental DTLA

The InterContinental DTLA

What room is your personal favorite?

The hotel’s Presidential Suite is unparalleled. The 2,500 square-foot suite features an expansive living room complete with a grand piano, office alcove, and dining area with kitchenette. The master bedroom includes a walk-in closet and marble-clad bathroom with Le Labo bath amenities, Toto toilet and a unique infinity bathtub to soak in while watching the sun set across the Hollywood hills (or while watching the bathroom mirror TV).

Any fun facts about the hotel?

InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown is the largest InterContinental in the Americas and the tallest building west of Chicago; it has forever changed the skyline of Los Angeles with its signature spire stretching to the sky. Also, La Boucherie, the hotel’s high-end steakhouse and Michelin Guide recommended restaurant, features an extensive wine list of over 1,200 labels that consists of 124 categories from around the world with an emphasis on French and California wines. Prices range up to $22,000 per bottle.