Tallest building in Los Angeles to house InterContinental hotel

Tallest building in Los Angeles to house InterContinental hotel
News from Travel Weekly:

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts will brand the 900-room hotel being developed as part of a downtown Los Angeles mixed-use project that will be the tallest building west of the Mississippi River when it opens in 2017.

The hotel will be the largest InterContinental in the Americas and will include a 70th floor “sky lobby.” The hotel will sit on the property where the Wilshire Grand (originally the Statler Hotel) sat from 1952 to 2011.

Korean Air and Hanjin Group are spending $ 1.1 billion on the 73-story project. The tower will be about 80 feet higher than the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles.

The project will also include 400,000 square feet of offices and 45,000 square feet of retail space.

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Travel Troubleshooter: Who pays for parking ticket at hotel?
News from Sacramento Bee:

I recently checked in to an Econo Lodge in Aurora, Colo. I paid for a one-night stay for a Stay, Park and Fly package. All parking spots were taken, so I went in and told a hotel employee that there were no more parking spaces, and asked if I could leave my car at the curb on the side of the hotel. I was told “yes.”

When I arrived back at the hotel two weeks later, I noticed a parking ticket on my car windshield from the city of Aurora. I went into the lobby to inquire about the ticket. The front desk attendant looked baffled. She referred me to a manager, who offered to pay my ticket. Then he took my ticket.

A month later, I received a “Parking Ticket Final Notice To Pay” letter from the city. An additional $ 25 late fee had been added, so I now owed $ 150.

Since receiving this ticket in the mail, I have tried to call Econo Lodge to talk to the manager, and was always told that he was not there and that no one knew when he would be at work. I also left messages on his voice mail account that were never returned. I looked for an email address and found none.

I also called Choice Hotels International, which owns Econo Lodge, an…………… continues on Sacramento Bee

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