Opening on 17 June, 2019, Santa Monica Proper Hotel emerges as an architectural wonder just seven blocks from the ocean, spanning two buildings linked by an artfully crafted bridge. Within walking distance is the beach, pier, plenty of boutique shopping opportunities, and an abundance of health-conscious cafés and fine dining options, as well as the world-class Wednesday Farmers Market.
The pared-down aesthetics provide a stylish backdrop to the neighbourhood’s only indoor-outdoor rooftop playground, complete with pool, cabanas, restaurant and bar. Add in a restaurant serving Californian- and Mexican-inspired cuisine devised by celebrated chefs Jessica Koslow and Gabriela Camara, as well as an expansive Ayurvedic spa, and you have the hottest hotel to hit Westside L.A. in decades.
Located at 700 Wilshire Blvd in Santa Monica’s downtown core, the hotel is housed across two buildings that present contrasting styles; one is a 1928-built Spanish Colonial Revival landmark building and the other is a sleek, contemporary new-build. Linked by a suspended bridge, the resulting structure stands as a striking architectural feature, which also optimises the ocean breezes and abundant Californian sunlight.
The rich Moorish detailing and Art Deco ornamentation of the older building have been conserved and updated, while the sweeping new build creates a soothing palette for the multi-faceted design.
Ranging from 30 to 86 square metres, the hotel’s 271 rooms and suites layer muted tones and tactile textures with striking geometric shapes. Many guestrooms offer living spaces, while balconies and terraces invite guests to embrace Santa Monica’s year-round warm weather. The Garden Terrace King Suites offer the epitome of outdoor living with expansive terraces featuring an inviting daybed.
Santa Monica Proper Hotel is the latest addition to the stable of Proper Hotels which includes properties in San Francisco, Austin and Downtown Los Angeles.