InterContinental Los Angeles Century City
Start your day in LA with coffee and bagels at Clementine café, a leisurely walk from the hotel, or take a 20-minute drive to Venice for a tasty brunch sandwich at Eggslut. Afterwards you can stroll, or hire a bike and cycle along Venice Beach Boardwalk, passing street performers, shops and eateries on the way. You'll soon see the iconic Santa Monica Pier, where you can ride on the vintage carousel, seek out starfish at the aquarium or just enjoy the views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean.
After lunch, taxi to the Getty Center, only 20 minutes from the hotel. Perched on a hill with fabulous 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. If you prefer shopping, why not explore the designer boutiques on world-famous Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills? If you'd rather sightsee, you can drive over to Burbank for a fascinating guided tour of Warner Bros movie studios.
In the evening, take a drive up to Griffith Observatory on Mount Hollywood to watch the sun set, and gaze at the stars through the free public telescopes on the lawns. Afterwards, head down to Sunset Strip to catch a live show at an iconic bar like Whisky A Go Go, or watch a movie at the nearby ArcLight Hollywood multiplex. Alternatively, make the most of the hotel and enjoy dinner in the garden of our sophisticated Mari Los Angeles restaurant, followed by cocktails in the Copper Lounge.
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.