Korean Air plans to take its hospitality offerings to yet another level. It has announced to construct the largest hotel of North America in Los Angeles. Intercontinental Hotel Group has won the rights to manage this property.
InterContinental Hotels Group and Korean Air, largest airline of Korea have signed an agreement where the former will manage the new 900-room hotel of Korean Air. Located in downtown LA atop the Wilshire Grand Center, this hotel plans to open in 2017. Once completed, this 1,100-foot tall, 73 story hotel building will become the tallest building west of the Mississippi River in the United States.
Heather Cho, VP, Hanjin International Corp said InterContinental is a renowned international luxury brand, just like Korean Air. And both these brands share the same vision i.e. to give unprecedented levels of luxury and comfort to its customers. Hanjin Group is the parent company, which along with Korean Air is developing the Wilshire Grand Project.
The hotel will adorn a sky-lobby on its 70th floor and will offer 360 degree panoramic views of the city of Los Angeles. First 30 floors of the property will be occupied by retail stores and offices, while the actual hotel section will start from 31st floor and reach 73rd floor.
IHG president for the Americas, Kirk Kinsell said Downtown LA is undergoing a major revival with a lot of hotels, convention and entertainment centers coming up. And we as a branded wanted for long to mark our presence here. We are extremely happy to team up with Korean Air and to become the proud partners to offer largest property by rooms in the entire North American region.