Hilton Hotels & Resorts, together with Westmont Hospitality Group announced the opening of Hilton Santa Monica Hotel & Suites, ushering in a fresh new aesthetic and chic destination to the California bucket list city known for its perfect balance of seaside charm and coastal sophistication.
Situated just a few blocks from the shores of the Pacific, Santa Monica’s newest lifestyle hotel stands out, offering more suites – and some of the most spacious accommodations – than any other hotel in the area. The coastal property boasts 286 guest rooms, 211 of them suites, all with unique layouts to accommodate an array of guests’ needs and this new era of travel.
“We are thrilled to join the vibrant community of Santa Monica, providing both guests and locals a place to relax, reconnect, and share a meal together in one of the most iconic beach cities,” said Shahid Kayani, general manager of Hilton Santa Monica Hotel & Suites.
Designed by Los Angeles-based Avenue Interior Design, the hotel draws aesthetics from the Southern California coast and the newly developed breeding ground for tech innovation, Silicon Beach, while seamlessly interweaving elements of the destination’s rich legacy as a source of inspiration for artists, musicians, innovators, and filmmakers. To bring the project to life, Avenue Interior Design teamed up with Pineapple Procurement, a furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) company that specializes in some of Los Angeles’ most high-profile hospitality projects, to source furnishings that embodied the laid back but refined style of Santa Monica.
Guests are welcomed to the hotel through the check in desk with a hand-painted mural by local Los Angeles-based artist collective, Hattas. Serving as the social hub for the hotel, the lobby invites its guests to linger longer with its tech lounge co-working space and brings the outside in with a biophilia wall flooded with natural light from ceiling skylights. Sand colored nine-foot-high totems designed by Arizona-based sculptor Chris Nelke, cascade suspended from the eighth-floor atrium skylight and provide a unique focal point that can be seen from every angle of the atrium. Coastal inspired touches continue into the guestrooms, which feature a fresh, serene color palette, modular furniture allowing for a flexible layout, bright and spacious bathrooms, and curated artwork from Kevin Barry Fine Art. Additional amenities include an outdoor pool with cabanas, 24-hour fitness center and over 10,000 square feet of flexible event space.
Spearheading the culinary program is Los Angeles native, Edy Lucas, known for his work at Manhattan Beach’s The Strand House and Fishing with Dynamite. Monica’s, Hilton Santa Monica Hotel & Suites’ chef driven full-service restaurant and bar, celebrates fresh ingredients, local farmers markets, and the surrounding community. The menu will change seasonally to showcase Southern California’s freshest produce and its opening menu features American classics while flirting with international flavors. Menu highlights include The Outlaw Burger with a Wagyu patty and house made tangy sauce, the Firebird sandwich with cajun chicken breast, and a Bahn Mi sandwich. Those looking for quick yet elevated grab-and-go fare and casual drinks will find gourmet sandwiches and salads made with local and seasonal ingredients, at The Marketplace, along with beach essentials and wellbeing products curated by The Detox Market.
As part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning loyalty program for the Hilton portfolio, members staying at Hilton Santa Monica Hotel & Suites will have access to Hilton Honors benefits. Members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels will enjoy instant benefits, several ways of earning and redeeming Points and popular digital tools designed to provide guests with more choice and control over their entire travel experience, accessible through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app. For more information or to sign up, visit HiltonHonors.com.
About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Hilton Hotels & Resorts has set the benchmark for hospitality around the world, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests’ evolving needs. With more than 575 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties are located in the world’s most sought-after destinations for guests who know that where they stay matters. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Begin your journey at www.hiltonhotels.com, and learn more by visiting newsroom.hilton.com/hhr and following Hilton Hotels & Resorts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About Avenue Interior Design
Since it’s 2009 foundation, hospitality-based Avenue Interior Design has positioned itself as a tiny powerhouse in an industry full of giants. Now based in Downtown Los Angeles, and decidedly less tiny, the team continues to design and collaborate on the industry’s most exciting properties for the most prominent leaders in hospitality. Under the direction of founders Andrea DeRosa and Ashley Manhan, the studio is recognized for creating original identities for a wide range of properties and brands. A fresh perspective is applied to every project, considering the demographic, location, and brand identity of each, to create layered and marketable interiors and products that exude exceptional character. For over a decade, Avenue Interior Design has specialized in new-build and renovations for the hospitality industry, including hotel guestrooms, suites and public areas, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, gaming venues, spas and retail outlets. The studio also provides exclusive high-end residential interior design services for a select discerning clientele as well as for luxury commercial office buildings and innovative multi-family properties. Custom furniture, lighting and artwork are essential elements of Avenue Interior Design’s work and the studio parlays this passion into highly marketable and much sought-after product design and brand partnerships. Avenue Interior Design is proud to include numerous independent Ownership groups as well industry mainstays Montage, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, sbe, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Station Casinos, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and San Manuel as clientele amongst others. The studio and its projects are frequently recognized in regional and national media outlets including Architectural Digest, Vogue, Forbes, Time, and many others.
About Pineapple Procurement
Pineapple Procurement, a globally recognized FF&E company specializing in high-profile hospitality projects, works hand-in-hand with interior design firms to manage design forward projects in the luxury to upper midscale segments of the hospitality market. With staff located in Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami, Pineapple is trusted as a strategic partner for budget development, responsible sourcing, value engineering and more to complete projects in collaboration with familiar brands such as Hilton, Marriott, IHG and Wyndham. For more information, please visit www.pineappleprocurement.com.