InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a deal to build a new 900-room luxury property hotel, part of the $1.1bn Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles, which will be the tallest building west of Chicago when it opens in 2017.
The new hotel will also be the largest InterContinental hotel in the Americas region and the first hotel built by Korean Air in the US.
InterContinental Americas president Kirk Kinsell said: "InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is IHG’s luxury brand, which we have grown to be more than twice the size of any other luxury brand globally.
"We remain focused on building its presence in top-tier cities and resorts around the globe; and our partnership with Korean Air is very much in line with this strategy. We are pleased to be working with such highly experienced owners."
Occupying 31st to 73rd floors of Wilshire Grand Center, the hotel will be the first on the West Coast to offer a sky lobby on the 70th floor, offering 360° views of the city.
The 1,100ft tall structure will have four-star hotel rooms on the upper floors of the building, with office space, stores, restaurants and other amenities.
AC Martin is handling the design while construction is being overseen by the affiliated Martin Project Management.
Wilshire Grand Center, rising on the north-west corner of Seventh and Figueroa streets, is being developed by Korean Air Lines and Hanjin Group.
IHG has a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, EVEN Hotels and HUALUXE Hotels and Resorts.