The edge of the ocean, the edge of California; at the cusp of what’s happening, where to be now. Whether you’re on a business trip or a weekend getaway, Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica, California is a destination poised on the fine line between your imagination and reality.
This LA beach hotel offers, literally, the best view in town. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the Pacific coastline will do wonders for your perspective. So will our top-rated Santa Monica seafood restaurant with panoramic ocean views and all of the day’s fresh catches, all business conveniences, a wide choice of Santa Monica’s most luxurious hotel rooms and suites, a dazzling lobby buzzing with activity, a wellness spa, a view of the Santa Monica Ferris Wheel, and the feeling of living extremely well. There’s energy here at our Santa Monica hotel, alive and thriving. The Beach Club glamour of Hotel Casa del Mar proves that even luxury can take a break from formality.
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Architect: Original architect, Los Angeles based Charles F. Plummer; HLW International Los Angeles/ New York; Thomson Design Associates, Boston
Restoration: 1997-1999 $50+Million
Style: art deco, old school luxury
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Today I had the pleasure of having lunch in the Veranda Room of the breathtaking Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica, a place that stands for old school luxury at its finest. The unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean were spectacular! As we sat one of the white pillowed rattan sofas, we were surrounded by floor to ceiling windows looking out to the beach where people were playing and walking or riding their bikes on the boardwalk on this last day last day to celebrate our New Year’s holiday before returning to work. Just minutes from the famous Santa Monica pier, the beach affront Casa Del Mar is a perfect mix of fun and relaxation! “To sit in a Rattan Chair in the Veranda bar at Casa Del Mar, with its spectacular 20 foot windows overlooking the ocean… it doesn’t get any better than this.”-The Los Angeles Times
Hotel Casa del Mar is located right on the sand in the heart of the Southern California seaside community of Santa Monica, mere steps from the Pacific Ocean on Santa Monica Bay. The hotel is adjacent to the historic Santa Monica Pier, the dynamic Third Street Promenade, Main Street, the elegant shopping and dining areas of Montana Avenue, as well as the gardens, walkways and expansive ocean panoramas of cliff-top Palisades Park.
Club Casa del Mar opened in 1926 as a beach club and hotel – not just any beach club and hotel, but the hottest address on the Southern California coast. Built in a Renaissance Revival style by noted Los Angeles architect Charles F. Plummer, with plush Oriental rugs, intricately hand-painted ceilings and heavy bronze statuary, the Club immediately became the Grand Dame of Santa Monica, and arguably the entire Pacific Coast. It was the place to see and be seen, renowned for its swinging social scene and frequented by many of L.A.’s elite, including Hollywood bright-lights and moguls.
The partying was hearty and lasted until World War II, when Casa del Mar was converted to a military hotel. Following the war, it continued as a beach club and hotel, but never quite regained its former grandeur. Beginning in 1959, the property served for 20 years as the headquarters for the Synanon drug therapy program, before being converted to a Pritikin Longevity Center from 1978-1997. Purchased by E.T. Whitehall Seascape Partners LLC, the property reopened as Hotel Casa del Mar in October 1999, after a $50 million-plus makeover restored the historic landmark to its former grandeur and created an elegant and sophisticated European lodging experience on the sands of Santa Monica Bay.
Though none of Club Casa del Mar’s original furnishings remain, Hotel Casa del Mar was recreated with a traditional look and feel of the 1920s. The effect was achieved in many ways, such as: using soft and simple lighting throughout, rather than the dramatic spotlighting of modern hotels; the elegant materials favored in the 1920s, including damask and velvet draperies, fruitwood and bronze furnishings; colors that evoke land and sea – elegant golds and greens, shades of blue and apricot with tomato accents; and a sense of serious craftsmanship combined with decorative whimsy. Los Angeles-based Darrel Schmitt Design Associates and Cheryl Rowley Design collaborated on the interior design.
The eight-story property features a brick-and-sandstone façade, red-tile roof, browniron balconies, elaborate relief work with escutcheons over the front door, and an array of sculpted figures throughout the façade including cupids, angels and Renaissance personalities. Casa del Mar’s exterior was restored to its original state by HLW International, executive architects, in conjunction with affiliate Thomson Design Associates.
“Casa Del Mar oozes sophisticated elegance.” –British Vogue
1910 Ocean Way Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Lights, Camera, W
Welcome to W Hollywood Residences
Offering the best in art, design, entertainment, architecture and sustainability, the W Hollywood Residences brings the extraordinary W lifestyle to Hollywood with 143 luxury residences. Located at Hollywood and Vine, the W Hollywood Residences promises to be LA’s most elite branded residential development providing hotel, retail and luxury for-sale residences.
W Hollywood Hotel & Residences is ushering in a new era, simultaneously recapturing the immortal spirit of Hollywood’s heyday, while infusing it with the contemporary innovation, energy, elegance and excitement that compose the signature touches of the W Hotels experience.
Action! W Hollywood is ready for its close-up, striking a pose in the epicenter of the entertainment capital where glitz, glamour, glorious sunshine, power shopping, vibrant dining, world-class culture and cutting-edge style headline the marquee.
Inspiring. Iconic. Innovative. Influential. Every W Residence is a new chapter in a storybook encounter of style, and we have created our Residences to be unique and individual expressions of modern living. The artistry of our architecture coupled with the comfort, luxury and whimsy within, influences of old and new, local and global, come together in playful wonder. W Residences are designed to accentuate qualities indigenous to our locations, creating a unique, balanced relationship with our environment.
Meet Marty Collins, CEO of Gatehouse Capital and the visionary behind the development and creation of W Hollywood Hotel & Residences. To meet all the visionaries of design, development and hospitality behind W Hollywood.
6250 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, California 90028
Phone: (323) 798-1300
Fax: (323) 798-1305
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Our friend 😉 Lori Dennis Interior Design is one of the nation’s top interior design firms. We focus on each client’s needs knowing that every project is as unique as its owner.
Recently awarded the nation’s best green and modern design from ASID, Southern Accents, California Homes, Angeleno and Home Magazine, we set ourselves apart from ordinary interior designers by implementing Green/Sustainable principles. This coupled with uniquely conceived designs, attention to detail and a relentless effort to meet budgets and deadlines makes our firm stand out in a sea of competitors.
Lori Dennis Interior Design is a full service office overseeing complete interior and exterior design and development in the residential, hospitality and commercial arenas. The firm will consider projects throughout the United States and internationally.
Robert Illes 3D offers top shelf 3D visualizations for Architects, Designers and Advertising, His work has been featured in numerous CG galleries and his clients praise his professionalism. They have worked with companies world wide at the highest levels, He personally worked for many years at Gensler and Walt Disney. Services include 3D rendering, 3D Photo compositing, Architectural Models.
240 S. Reeves Dr. Suite 6
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Clive Wilkinson acquired the site adjacent to colorful Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood and constructed a new house for his own use.
To express the transition from commercial to small scale residential, the construction is a simple cubic stucco, with exposed wood structure, and softened with landscaping.
The house is entered through a dense olive grove, and opens up with a long view through the low glass screened living room to the rear courtyard, which is dominated by a 90 square meter swimming pool.
Inside, the large double-height social space of the kitchen-dining room overlooks the pool. The master suite is located in a rear, with its own courtyard, and has a bathroom that enjoys large glass doors to the pool and a shower that connects directly, allowing a convenient way to shower after swimming. The upstairs area is devoted to flexible bedroom, office and studio space. Read more
MASH Studios is a Los Angeles-based multi-disciplinary design firm that specializes in the design and manufacturing of home and office furniture as well as custom environments for commercial and residential spaces. MASHstudios has worked on Kid Robot retail stores in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and most recently Miami. As an icon in pop culture, art toys and vinyl, Kid Robot needed something simple and fresh, modern yet understated for a young feel that wouldn’t over clutter their small spaces.The San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Miami Kid Robot stores have unique features and styles specific to their city and neighborhood. MASH was pleased to create crisp local designs on each assignment.