Please Note: The Intercontinental Century City is permanently closed at the time of this writing.
The Intercontinental Century City was located in the heart of Century City, between Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. Upon entering the lounge, you were greeted with a signature scent that the owner of the hotel, Mari Miyoshi, had brought in from Japan specifically for this venue.
The Intercontinental used to host the Annual Century City Chamber of Commerce’s Women of Achievement Awards in their ballroom, among countless other events. It was a great location for those wanting to host an event in Century City, particularly during the time when the Fairmont Century Plaza was under construction.
An interesting tidbit about the venue: Above the 17th floor was a helipad – also used as a “First Look” photo opportunity for brides and grooms. From here, you could see the Die Hard building across the street and views of Hollywood, Beverly Hills and even the Pacific Ocean. The Fox Studio lots were adjacent to the hotel so on occasion you could even spot celebrities going about their work.
Below you’ll see some photos from their hosted Annual Event – the Intercontinental used to have a different theme every year. Some ranged from an all-white party to an 80’s themed party with live bands included.
The food and presentations were always phenomenally crafted – with seafood towers, cotton candy stations, DIY acai bowls in coconut shell stations, replete with bars and dessert stations. There was also a screen printing station where you could print onto branded tote bags.