Santa Monica's Oceana Beach Club renovated and open
May 30, 2019: Where the sun-kissed ocean meets the prestige of walkable Montana Avenue, Santa Monica’s most coveted neighborhood north of Wilshire Boulevard, Oceana Beach Club reopens its gates with all-new entrance and lobby; 70 striking guest suites with ocean views and custom high-end furnishings; a private indoor-outdoor restaurant and bar curated by a famed Santa Monica restauranteur; lush outdoor courtyard lounge with swimming pool and stylish social gathering space; a state-of-the-art fitness studio and spa; and space for intimate events.
A secluded Santa Monica haven for world travelers, celebrities and titans of industry since opening across from the beach on fabled Ocean Avenue in 1996, the hotel has shaken up itself with oceanside glamour and relaxed 5-star luxury as it debuts as ‘Oceana’ with a $25 million head-to-toe transformation.
Oceana’s gorgeous new design from interior designer Anna Busta of Busta Studio in New York City sees elegant modern design across every inch of the beachside home-away-from-home. The lobby features mesmerizing views of the Pacific Ocean and outdoor courtyard lounge with pool while offering a stunning living room setting with a hanging glass light installation by Alison Berger, contemporary fire pit and cerused oak wood ship lap paneling. A sleek indoor-outdoor restaurant and bar curated by a notable Santa Monica restauranteur will be a members-only destination unto itself that is available exclusively to hotel guests.
Seventy guest suites – many offering ocean views – and eight room types ranging from studio suites (500 square feet) to two-bedroom ocean-view suites (up to 1,700 square feet) feature hanging swings beside front doors; a sumptuous color palette with soothing neutrals, blues and bold geometric patterns; all custom high-end furnishings and accent pieces including rich velvet sofas, four-poster beds, luxe minibar cabinets and hand-tufted rugs from Nepal; captivating artwork commissioned from Los Angeles artists and international photographers; Loro Piana bedding and Frette linens; spa-inspired bathrooms with Bottega Veneta amenities; and a state-of-the-art technology package. Framed by lush greenery and blooms from landscape architecture firm Perry Guillot of the Hamptons, the outdoor courtyard lounge offers a swimming pool, alfresco dining and cocktails, fire pits and James Perse upholstered teak furniture.
“We are thrilled to soon welcome world travelers to the new Oceana that will offer exclusive access to the best of Santa Monica’s celebrated beach lifestyle,” said Jim Lippman, Chairman & CEO of owner and operator JRK Hotel Group. “With an authentic take on intimate, residential-style luxury steps from the Pacific Ocean, Oceana will bring a new caliber of five-star hospitality to the iconic beaches of Southern California.”