A New Hotel Player in Santa Monica

A highlight overview of the Santa Monica Proper Hotel

Next time you need a place to stay in Santa Monica, then why not opt to stay within the stylish and plush surroundings of the Santa Monica Proper Hotel. The Proper Hotels And Residences brand has been on the radar of many individuals within the Boutique Community for some time, so there is a good chance that you might already be well acquainted with their offerings in Santa Monica.

Often regarded as the little sister to Los Angeles, Santa Monica is known for its off-kilter hippy style and laid-back flair. It may be surrounded by Los Angeles and the ocean, but Santa Monica certainly doesn’t disappear on the map or in its identity. Both travelers and Angelenos love heading to this town, and once you arrive you will certainly understand why it is so popular. For Brian de Lowe, Co-Founder and President of the Proper brand, this location for a hotel was not up for any debate:

Generally speaking, we pick cities and neighborhoods that we ourselves want to spend time in but that are usually missing a hotel that inspires us.  So we select locations where we love the richness and complexity of the neighborhoods and feel that we can create a high-end culturally relevant hotel that travelers and locals would be excited about.

Santa Monica is my home-I live within walking distance and Proper’s HQ is actually a few blocks down the street.  So, as someone that works and lives in the neighborhood, I’m especially aware that the westside of Los Angeles has been lacking a luxury boutique hotel that offers what it’s creative-leaning residents and visitors are looking for…. world-class design, delicious f&b from unique incredible local partners, and an innovative wellness focus. 

Santa Monica Proper delivers product and service that is as good as any hotel but that captures that special casual looser luxury that the Westside of La is known for.

The bathroom inside a suite at The Proper
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The hotel offers 271 elegant rooms, all of which are decorated in a distinctly mid-century European style. You can get a good night’s sleep in the crisp Italian linens and unwind with a soak in the walk-in shower surrounded by marble vanities. 

During your stay at the Santa Monica Proper Hotel, be sure to check out the fantastic food and drink options as well. You will be able to choose from a trio of dining options that bring together the two brilliant chefs, Jessica Koslow and Gabriela Camara. Using ingredients fresh from the markets of LA, they cook up some decadent dishes for the arty Palma lobby lounge, in the indoor-outdoor Calabra roof terrace, as well as the 24-hour room service. 

A lounge area at the Boutique Hotel
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Of course, the food and drink are just one way in which Proper Hotels creates a unique Boutique experience for its guests. As de Lowe goes on to explain:

We think of Santa Monica Proper as a true luxury-lifestyle hotel – one that combines the best of traditional luxury hotels (quality, service, and impressive physical programming) with the best of Boutique Hotels (interesting design, unique local F&B, and cultural programming).   Santa Monica Proper benefits from its interior design by Kelly Wearstler with natural textures and tones (natural materials, wood, stone, plaster and metal accents) reminiscent of what one would find along the shore, world class culinary partnerships between executive chef Kaleo Adams (The Beverly Hills Hotel), Jessica Koslow (SQIRL LA) and Gabriela Camara (Contramar Mexico City). We also have a mix of programming partnerships lead by our Director of Culture & Programming, Eva Nineuil.

Santa Monica Views inside a guest room
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Before you do indulge in the onsite eateries, though, you might want to spend some time relaxing in the hotel’s Surya Spa. This is part the work of Martha Soffer, a unique chef, doctor, and herbalist, who endeavors to bring all of the finest treatments to guests. There are plenty to choose from, such as meditation sessions, yoga, oil treatments, and massages. 

It’s not just play at the Santa Monica Proper Hotel. The establishment also caters for well-heeled business guests as well and boasts 24,000 square feet of flexible spaces that can be used for corporate use. There are also four meeting rooms offering complete privacy, a ballroom, terraces, and rooftop restaurant. The hotel can provide working lunches for all those working towards deadlines onsite too. Whether you want to host a conference or day-long business meeting, or are interested in the wedding options, the hotel will certainly be able to provide you with a menu that meets your needs. 

So, if you are ever in town then booking a night at the Santa Monica Proper Hotel would be the best way to experience the local boutique hotel scene. You certainly won’t be disappointed by anything this gorgeous establishment has to offer.

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Natural color tones inside the bathroom. Kelly Wearstler designed the Boutique Hotel
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