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Downtown's Inbound InterContinental Hotel Is a 73-Story Food and Drink Behemoth

The luxury hotel is going to shake things up in a big way

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The lobby bar at the InterContinental, Downtown
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

The massive new InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel complex should be wrapping up construction within a matter of months, making the pricey new property one of the most anticipated food and beverage options to hit the neighborhood in a while. Boasting an array of high-flying concepts — including a new 73rd floor open air bar — it’s easy to see the hotel becoming one of the area’s new dining crown jewels, complete with glittering views.

Now details are starting to drop about all the proposed projects on site, from the roof to the lobby. For starters there’s Spire 73 (previously called Sky Deck Bar & Lounge) that will literally become the tallest open-air bar anywhere in the Western Hemisphere. The space will offer a full bar, tall glass panes to protect you from the wind, and some of the best drinking views in the world.

Just below that there’s La Boucherie on 71 on the 71st floor, level with nearby 71Above. The upscale French steakhouse will be a moody spot for steaks, seafood, and evening rendezvous. A wine room will offer 1,200 bottles, and there will be lots of hidden nooks and private dining spaces for VIP types.

Two floors below that is Dekkadance, a clumsily-worded open marketplace for all kinds of food, from pastries to chocolate fountains to live fire meats and more. Previously called Stage, this space will be a free-for-all for diners looking to jump into a number of different cuisines simultaneously. On the same floor is Sora, a Japanese restaurant with a sushi bent and a conveyor belt. It’s reportedly more upscale than the moving food belt would presume, but should offer similar views and quality food.

And lastly there’s the Lobby Lounge on the 70th floor, which is the all-day stop for guests of the hotel to grab coffee, pastries, and a cocktail at night. You’ll also be able to get your basic burgers and salads from here before heading out for a day in Downtown.

Things are still tracking for a summer arrival at the InterContinental Downtown, though there is no official unveiling date just yet. Regardless, the property is aiming big with their handful of concepts so far from the ground, meaning its eventual arrival should shake up the Downtown dining scene once it arrives. If you can’t wait for the opening, you could always jump over to their other property in Century City, which recently underwent its own smaller refresh.

InterContinental Hotel
900 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA