Asian investors are infusing billions of dollars in capital into downtown L.A. projects, raising the skyline with new high-rise residential towers that will provide thousands of new residential units and hotel rooms, as well as a variety of shopping and dining destinations. Participants will tour three of the most prominent projects. First is a tour of the Oceanwide Plaza development, under construction, which will include a luxury hotel, two condominium towers, and 170,000 square feet of retail space. Second is a tour of Greenland USA’s Metropolis, the biggest mixed-use development on the West Coast, which includes three condominium towers, a hotel, and 70,000 square feet of retail space. Last is a tour of and cocktails atop the new tallest building west of the Mississippi, the Wilshire Grand Center. It was Korean Air’s vision to create a single, iconic tower in Los Angeles, the city with the second-largest Korean population outside Korea itself. The Wilshire Grand Center comprises a 900-room, four-star hotel that sits atop 18 leasable office floors and a podium that includes hotel convention spaces—ballrooms, meeting rooms, and breakout areas—along with a health club, retail spaces, and restaurants.
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