InterContinental Los Angeles Century City
Welcome your day in Los Angeles with a hearty and globally influenced brunch at The Rose Venice, located in the heart of Venice. Experience reimagined local Southern California cuisine with international influences curated by the renowned Chef Jason Neroni. Afterward, immerse yourself in the coastal culture and bohemian spirit of Venice beach. Stroll along the Venice Beach Boardwalk, passing street performers, shops and eateries on the way, until you reach the iconic Santa Monica Pier. Ride on the vintage carousel, seek out starfish at the aquarium or just enjoy the views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean.
Enjoy lunch at our restaurant, Mari Los Angeles, where the dishes are prepared with fresh, organic ingredients and the menu showcases Los Angeles' culture and diversity. After lunch, take a 20-minute drive to Getty Center. Perched on a hill with breathtaking city views, the modern complex’s richly varied art collections include photography, outdoor sculptures in a manicured garden, and paintings by Van Gogh, Rembrandt, and Monet. Then indulge in shopping at fine designer boutiques at the world-famous Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, before ending your afternoon with a captivating tour of Warner Bros movie studios in Burbank.
As the evening falls, find yourself gazing at the stars through public telescopes at the Griffith Observatory on Mount Hollywood. When ready for dinner, our concierge team will be delighted to provide information about local restaurants, offer dining suggestions based upon your preferred cuisine and ambiance and make any reservations on your behalf. Be sure to save room for dessert at Milk Jar Cookies on Miracle Mile. At the end of the night, unwind and enjoy a well-deserved nightcap in the hotel’s Copper Lounge, where local craft beers, rare spirits, or classic cocktails crafted by our expert mixologists may be the perfect way to end an eventful and unforgettable day in Los Angeles.
Century City History
Century City was once the back lot of 20th Century Fox Film Studios. Due to the overwhelming budget of "Cleopatra" in 1963, and star Elizabeth Taylor's unheard of salary of one million dollars, the studio was forced to sell this very valuable land to developers interested in building a new city on the Westside of Los Angeles.
The "Flower Tower"
The "flower tower", visible from Olympic Boulevard, is located on the athletic fields of Beverly Hills High School and houses an active oil well drill. In fact, this entire area sits atop a very rich and active oil field, but all the equipment is housed in disguised buildings.
The Fox Plaza Tower, immediately to the north of the hotel is often recognizable as Nakatomi Plaza in the original "Die Hard" film. A scaled down model of the building was used to destroy it in the movie, as you see, it still stands today.