New hotels and laid-back luxury in West Hollywood

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Recently elected by Virtuoso in the TOP 10 of the most popular luxury destinations, Santa Monica is the epitome of relaxed luxury Made in California. How to explain the timeless success of the seaside resort of Los Angeles? Some 280 days of sunshine per year, outdoor activities combining discovery and physical activity, restaurants that showcase locally grown products, exceptional shopping and above all the hotels that make the reputation of the destination since the days of the golden age of Hollywood cinema. Focus on hotels in Santa Monica and their news.

GEORGIAN HOTEL – its new Art Deco look unveiled

When it opened in 1933, the Georgian Hotel was called the “First Lady”, in reference to its height over eight stories, its elegant art deco facade and its reputation as the establishment was known for hosting celebrities such as Clark Gable, Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, Bugsy Siegel or Al Capone who were regulars there. With its bright turquoise exterior, striped awnings, and quirky Art Deco architecture, the building looks like a movie set. Located a few blocks north of the iconic Santa Monica Pier, the establishment has just reopened its doors after two years of renovations.

The hotel’s 84 rooms (including 28 suites), the two restaurants open to the public, the terraces, the art gallery, the library and the lobby bar have been carefully restored while retaining the spirit and charm of the time. Artwork by actress Sharon Stone and archival black-and-white images (from the Santa Monica History Museum) hang on the walls, while oversized floral arrangements crafted by the French florist-turned-star local, Jean Pascal, are dispersed. No doubt, the Georgian honors the history of the city of Santa Monica.

LOEWS HOTEL – soon to reopen as “Regent Santa Monica Beach”

A famous Pacific Rim hotel with direct views of the Santa Monica Pier, the Loews has announced its new identity. Soon, the property will be known as the Regent Santa Monica Beach, part of the IHG Hotels & Resorts collection.

Currently undergoing a transformation, the reopening of this iconic property is scheduled for the end of 2023 and aims to offer its future guests a new type of extraordinary hotel experience on the California coast. We can’t wait to discover this new gem.

PIERSIDE HOTEL- the latest in town

New alert! The Pierside Hotel opens its doors on the famous Ocean Avenue. Steps from the soft sands of Santa Monica Beach, the reimagined upscale property boasts an ideal location near the city’s best attractions, including shopping, vibrant nightlife, chic restaurants and other entertainment.

With its 132 rooms and suites in light and soft tones, most of which offer a view of the sea, its bright hall, its raised swimming pool, its ultramodern fitness center, the establishment has made a remarkable arrival. Not to mention the expected opening of his restaurant, The Surfing Fox. Featuring a sprawling outdoor patio with a direct view of the Santa Monica Pier, this new spot whose cuisine promises to be “an experience where modern coastal California meets vintage surf culture” will welcome its first customers in early April.

THE VICEROY – the trendy hotel gets a makeover

The Viceroy Santa Monica hotel is about to unveil its new face. Following renovations by award-winning design firm EDG Design, the hotel offers guests a collection of artwork by local artists, new dining experiences and new events. Its Sugar Palm restaurant, located by the pool and its cabanas and run by chef Jason Francisco, offers dishes based on seafood and organic local products. Its motto ? “Nothing goes to waste in my kitchen”.

It is in this sense that the innovative chef surprises with creative dishes using “Hen of the Woods” mushrooms or even lychee to imitate the flavors of umami tuna. Address tested, approved to recommend without moderation. Enjoy your food !

LE SHANGRI-LA- its brand new identity “Sonder The Beacon”

A fresh start for The Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica! After almost forty years of existence, as reported by What Now Los Angeles, Sonder Hospitality Group and Boulevard Nightlife Group have taken possession of the premises to take over management and rename the Sonder hotel The Beacon.

Rest assured, the old Hollywood style for which the establishment is known will always be present. You can always enjoy a drink at sunset on its famous rooftop bar ONYX, one of the hottest spots in town.

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The West Hollywood Travel & Tourism Board is the official marketing organization responsible for attracting visitors to West Hollywood, California: a small, human-sized city of 4.9 square kilometers in the heart of Los Angeles.

Located at the base of the Hollywood Hills and adjacent to the upscale Beverly Hills neighborhood, West Hollywood is a modern city at the forefront of the Los Angeles lifestyle.

West Hollywood has 19 hotels and spans 3 neighborhoods: the world-famous Sunset Strip and its unparalleled nightlife, Santa Monica Boulevard, an eclectic neighborhood at the heart of the LGBTQ community, and finally the Design District, popular for its shopping. and its restaurants.

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