Hotel of the week
Downtown Los Angeles
This new hotel “sticks out like a sore thumb”—in a good way, said Jimmy Im in Telegraph.co.uk. The InterContinental occupies the upper half of the 73-floor Wilshire Grand Center, the tallest building west of Chicago, and has clean, luxurious interiors and four fine restaurants. But the real reason you should check in is to check out the sweeping views offered by the floor-to-ceiling windows in all 889 rooms. From my west-facing corner suite on the 60th floor, I could see Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and the Hollywood sign from morning to night.
intercontinental.com; doubles from $379
Last-minute travel deals
A mellow Kenyan safari
See big game from your window when you stay at the Mara Bush Houses in the heart of Kenya’s Maasai Mara reserve. Through May 31, houses for four start at $800 a day plus conservancy fees, with all meals catered.
Springtime in New York
Save 25 percent on weekend stays and 20 percent on weekdays through June 30 at the boutique Hotel 50 Bowery in Manhattan’s Chinatown neighborhood. Doubles start at $187 a night. Book by April 30 using promo code JVSPRING18.
Pampered in Paris
Through April 30, enjoy 10 percent off at Paris’ luxurious Hotel Le Bristol. Doubles start at $1,096 a night with the Spring in Paris deal, which includes breakfast—as well as access to a rooftop pool with stunning city views.