LXR marks US debut with chic Santa Monica property

by | 19 Jan 2021 | New Hotels, Projects

The recently redesigned 70-key Oceana Santa Monica retreat has joined LXR’s growing collection of independent luxury properties.

Known for personalised service and immersive local experiences, this remarkable hotel is a welcome addition to Hilton Worldwide’s expanding portfolio of LXR sites in sought-after locations. We find out more.

Residential-style luxury in California

The new-look Oceana Santa Monica, owned and operated by JRK Property Holdings, is tucked into an exclusive residential enclave just steps from the Californian coast. This 70-room hotel now pairs the comfort of a dream beach home with the exceptional service LXR takes pride in offering, fusing sophistication with warm hospitality and a uniquely local experience.

“It’s an honour to partner with an esteemed real-estate company like JRK who shares our vision and values in bringing new life to this resort,” said Feisal Jaffer, global head of LXR Hotels & Resorts. “With authentic inspiration woven throughout every element of the hotel – from the coastal design to fresh culinary experiences and tranquil environment – Oceana is a charming new addition to the LXR portfolio and we are proud to play a part in the vibrant Santa Monica community’s economic recovery after such a challenging year.”

“We’re thrilled to be working with a brand like LXR, which will enable Oceana to keep its intimate, relaxed yet refined spirit that guests have come to know and love, while providing the support and confidence of being a part of a prestigious collection of hotels and resorts,” added Alexandra Landy, executive vice president of JKR Holdings. “Oceana will forever have its roots as a family pursuit and passion to create the ultimate luxury retreat, and I know that this new phase will only further elevate our guest experience.”

Discovering Santa Monica’s hidden treasures

The hotel gives guests the opportunity to experience Santa Monica like a resident, welcoming each person to the ivy-clad property’s living room-inspired lobby as though it were their beach home. Here, guests can relax with sea views from rooms decorated with deep velvet sofas, suede lounges and four-poster beds with Loro Piana and Frette bedding. The spa-inspired bathrooms come with Bottega Veneta amenities and all room settings are controlled through a personal iPad.

Interior designer Anna Busta, best known for high-end residential projects, oversaw the hotel’s redesign, bringing together soothing colour palettes, gold accents, geometric patterns and wood finishes. And landscape architect Perry Guillot masterminded the property’s lush greenery and beautiful flowers.

The resort’s exclusive-to-hotel-guests culinary offering showcases seasonal Californian cuisine using hyper-local ingredients from Santa Monica Farmers Market. Guests can choose to dine at the main restaurant Sandpiper, which comes with a seaside backdrop; The Veranda for al fresco breakfasts, lunches and dinners; or the Sunset Terrace rooftop lounge for panoramic ocean views and the exclusive Nobu Pop-Up Experience. Casamigos tequila tastings and private chef-led Santa Monica Farmers Market tours raise the culinary bar further still.

Additional amenities within the hotel include a pool lined with daybeds and olive trees, a fitness studio equipped with Technogym and Peloton equipment, and a spa treatment room. Meanwhile, private house cars whisk guests into the city, sea-blue beach cruisers take them along the beach and renowned stylist Elyse Walker can accompany them on exclusive shopping experiences.

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