The Design Studio revamps InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills

InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills is underway with a redesign and upgrade to all of its 363 guestrooms and suites. The multi-million dollar project, set to be completed in 2016, brings new accommodation types, including two new suite categories, and welcomes a fresh take on a more modern, luxury California-inspired look and feel.

The hotel offers a range of guestrooms and suites, all with private outdoor balconies or terraces. As part of the renovation project, the new Elite Honeymoon Suite will be added to the roster of room categories. The 1,325-square-foot suite will have an oversized soaking tub with French windows above that open into the bedroom, offering uninterrupted views, beyond the balcony to the Hollywood Hills. The suite will also have a separate living and dining area, powder room and kitchenette with an island and barstools.

The hotel will also be introducing four suites with an inter-connecting option, allowing guests the ability to gather and socialize while still offering the privacy of individual rooms.


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The hotel commissioned Los Angeles-based firm The Design Studio for the guestroom and suite remodel. The design team drew inspiration from the sophistication of Beverly Hills, focusing on two color palettes – shades of green and a light purple hue.

Each room will have modern furniture shapes rendered in rich wood veneer. The final touches will include a palette of wood surfaces, neutral fabrics and soft goods. The layout will also provide guests views of Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles or the Pacific Ocean from each room’s private balcony or terrace.

Upon completion, upholstered headboards and white bedding with down duvets will also be key features. The designers will also add crystal columnar lamps to the bedside tables and pops of color with geometric and striped accent pillows in tones of amethyst, plum and chartreuse. A series of abstract ink artworks by Kim Johnson will adorn each room. Every bathroom will have separate walk-in showers, a soaking tub and bathing amenities from Agraria.

Other suites include Studio Suite with a separate working area, Deluxe Terrace Suite with spacious outdoor terraces, One Bedroom Executive Suite, One Bedroom Premier Suites with balconies and terraces, and One Bedroom Elite Residence Suite. The hotel’s top accommodations are the Presidential Suite and 3,300-square-foot Royal Suite, which includes two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bath, library, full kitchen and wet bar, two LED fireplaces, double walk-in rain shower and whirlpool soaking tub, as well as LED lighting to change the color and mood at any time.

The redesign to all guestrooms and suites follows the hotel’s renovation to the ground-floor meeting space, including the 4,000-square-foot Grand Salon Ballroom and foyer, as well as the Lobby Lounge, in 2012. The Royal Suite was upgraded in late 2013. A new spa and restaurant concept are also in the works.

The InterContinental Los Angeles is located on the Avenue of the Stars, with 363 guestrooms, including 148 suites, all of which offer panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills, downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean coastline. For dining, the property offers Park Grill restaurant, and Lobby Lounge. Spa InterContinental offers treatments in private villas, and the 24-hour fitness center is complete with an outdoor heated infinity swimming pool, sauna and steam room.