Santa Monica Proper Hotel USA
Santa Monica Proper Hotel
700 Wilshire Blvd (entrance on 7th Street), Santa Monica, CA 90401
Multiple Investment Partners
Date of Creation
June 17, 2019
Hotel General Manager
4.5 Star Luxury Lifestyle
Proper is Santa Monica’s first and only luxury lifestyle hotel.
SANTA MONICA PROPER HOTEL
History & Story
Santa Monica Proper introduces a looser kind of luxury to Santa Monica. Here, along sun-drenched Wilshire Boulevard, within walking distance to the beach, each of the 271 rooms, suites and spaces successfully optimize the city’s abundant ocean breezes and natural light, while the interior design finds inspiration in the organic tones and textures of the local coastline. Santa Monica Proper beckons guests with the only rooftop pool deck on the Westside, a one-of-a-kind setting that includes a Balearic restaurant, bar, and cabanas, where guests are front-row for sunsets over the Pacific; meanwhile, the landmark restaurant, Onda, marks an iconic collaboration between James Beard award-winning chefs Jessica Koslow and Gabriela Cámara.
With an emphasis on Eastern-inspired wellness, the hotel’s Surya Spa (opening this winter), presided over by internationally renowned Ayurvedic guru Martha Soffer, offers custom-designed programs supporting physical, mental and spiritual health. Our Santa Monica Proper resort offers a truly local experience in the heart of the city, walking distance from the beach, boutique shopping, health-conscious cafes, the world-class farmers market, and indulgent fine dining. Anything less just wouldn’t be Proper.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Santa Monica’s only rooftop pool, with 360-degree views, LA’s only Ayurvedic Spa, Surya, James Beard award-winning chef collaboration < Jessica Koslow and Gabriela Camara.
In the heart of Santa Monica on Wilshire Blvd, minutes’ walk from the beach, shopping, dining, and recreation.
Key sites/activities in the area
Santa Monica State Beach, 3rd Street Promenade, short drive to Getty Museum, Malibu, Venice Beach. Hiking, biking, fitness, cultural activations, dining, shopping, surfing.
Global Style icon, Kelly Wearstler was inspired by local textures, color palettes, and materials, incorporating them into the hotel’s design and furnishings – many of which are vintage or one-of-a-kind.
Children are welcome, although there is no formal children program.
Number of suites: 22
Number of Luxury rooms: 271
Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 271
271 serene rooms, many with terraces, boast views of the surrounding landscape. Each is furnished with mid-century European inspired pieces, from curvaceous settees and wings chairs to geometric wall sconces. Proper beds, positioned to maximize the views, are dressed with crisp Italian linens, hypo-allergenic pillows, and blankets custom-designed for space. Baths feature walk-in travertine showers, marble vanities, and Aesop bath products. Anything less just wouldn’t be Proper.
Restaurants & Bars
Onda Restaurant – Neighborhood restaurant Onda opens a conversation between chefs Gabriela Cámara of Contramar in Mexico City and Cala in San Francisco and Jessica Koslow of Sqirl in Los Angeles. Highlighting seafood of the Pacific and focusing on ingredients from both Mexico and the farmer’s markets in Los Angeles, “borderless” Onda celebrates the many cultural crossovers of its chefs’ origins while merging truly sustainable practices and ingredients with innovative, playful food that you want to eat every day.
Calebra Rooftop Restaurant and Lounge – The elevated rooftop restaurant and bar, led by executive chef Kaleo Adams, serves Mediterranean and California cuisine, prepared in an inspiring surrounding with the ocean as a backdrop. Whether from the sundeck, circular bar or indoor lounge, views are best enjoyed with boutique wines, seasonal cocktails, and small-batch spirits.
Palma – An intimate, inspiring space lined with windows and original art, with thoughtfully designed spaces for all-day dining, coffee or canoodling. Settle into one of the carved-out niches, or around the monolithic bar with a mural by local artist Ben Medansky, to enjoy a meal or snack accompanied by small-batch spirit or expertly crafted cocktail.
Wellness – Maintaining Proper health and wellness is key, no matter where your travels take you. Santa Monica Proper offers a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center with signature programming and personalized service for an unparalleled experience. Get active with weekly complimentary yoga and boot camp classes or let us schedule a 1-on-1 personal training session with local pros at the ready. No room for workout gear in your carry-on? We have you covered with Fly Club offering premium Nike workout clothing and shoes delivered to our concierge.
LA’s only Ayurvedic Spa, Surya, located at Santa Monica Proper
Corporate & Celebration Events
Meetings and Events Santa Monica Proper offers over 24,000 square feet of meticulously designed flexible spaces, including four meeting rooms, a ballroom, courtyards and terraces, and the area’s only rooftop pool-deck-restaurant with panoramic ocean views. Proper’s events team offers multi-layered personalization, with market-driven catering menus for indoor and outdoor meetings, weddings, special events, and private dining. Anything less wouldn’t be Proper.
Hotel and restaurant Awards
Conde Nast Traveler – « Top 10 Hotels »
Travel + Leisure – « The Coolest New Hotel »
Departures – « Best New Hotel Opening This Year »
Forbes – « The City’s Hippest Hotel »
Number of employees