Santa Monica Proper introduces a looser kind of luxury to Santa Monica. Launched in June 2019 following the success of San Francisco Proper in 2017, the new hotel is primarily set within a circa-1928 Spanish Colonial Revival building; thoughtfully restored to its former glory and merged with a new-build construction to form the city’s latest hospitality concept.
The hotel spans six floors, including: 271 guestrooms; the only rooftop pool in the neighbourhood; a 3000-square-foot flagship Surya Spa; and destination restaurant, Onda—marking the heavyweight collaboration between James Beard award-winning chefs, Jessica Koslow and Gabriela Camara.
Proper Hotels’ on-going collaboration with West Coast design visionary Kelly Wearstler is felt throughout the property: her bold style and nuanced understanding of colour imprinted into the interiors. Leading the design, Wearstler looked to the sun-soaked coastline (situated moments away) for inspiration – referencing the abundant sunlight and ocean breeze through layers of soft colour, organic textures, and light hardwoods. To further enhance the site-specific, artisanal feel in public spaces, Wearstler collaborated with the finest names in L.A. art, such as Ben Medansky and Bradley Duncan for original works and signature installations.
Offering unparalleled amenities and highly-personalised service, Santa Monica Proper looks to redefine the hospitality experience available in the city, serving as a unique destination for discerning travellers. As the first high-end lifestyle hotel to have opened in the area for two decades, the hotel weaves the easygoing qualities of Southern Californian lifestyle with Proper’s signature vision of luxury and comfort.