If the Intercontinental name sounds familiar, it may be because you’ve stayed at one of the many different Intercontinental brands before. They are one of the biggest hotel brands in the world, owning and operating the Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites, Crowne Plaza and others. Although most of Intercontinental’s hotel brands are budget hotels for the business traveler, the brand’s pride and joy is the luxurious Intercontinental hotel, which you can usually find in city centers in major cities around the world. You can find a prime example of Intercontinental’s luxurious accommodations in Los Angeles’ heart at Century City.
Located directly on the Avenue of Stars in Century City, the Los Angeles hotel puts guests right in the middle of it all. If you’re flying in and out of LAX Airport, it is located just 10 miles from the hotel. If you happen to be without a car, the luxury Los Angeles hotel is within walking distance of 20th Century Fox Studios, MGM Tower, Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive and upscale shopping at Westfield Century City. Downtown Los Angeles, the beach and other area Los Angeles attractions require some driving.
If you’ve ever stayed at any other Intercontinental brand hotels like the Crowne Plaza or Holiday Inn, you’ll recognize the difference as soon as you walk through the hotel’s doors. You step into luxury as soon as you step foot inside as you find yourself in the well-appointed lobby that is layered in marble and fine decor. The Los Angeles hotel is almost a city within itself, as it offers a wide-range of amenities and services. The health and fitness center is recently renovated and open 24 hours. Other amenities at the Century City hotel include an outdoor pool and jacuzzi, zen-inspired spa, a couple different lounges and the Park Grill, which features California-style cuisine.
The hotel rooms at this L.A. hotel include the typical standard, executive club rooms and suites. Standard rooms are contemporary and feature either a view of the city or of the ocean. Other services included high-speed, Internet access, HDTV and large work areas. If traveling with a few people or your family, try one of the spacious suites, which include kitchenettes, a mini bar and a mini refrigerator. For the luxury traveler, the Los Angeles hotel offers the extra spacious Presidential suite with over 1,500 square feet and the Royal Suite with over 3,000 square feet of space.
As with any hotel in Century City, and especially a luxury hotel, you can expect to pay the prices of a luxury hotel. Rates start at $249 for a standard room and go up from there, depending on the type of room and packages selected.
InterContinental Los Angeles Century City Hotel
2151 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
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