Travel: Hotel Spy

Santa Monica Proper

Panoramic ocean and city views


More info

Open date: 17 June
Rooms: 271
Amenities: rooftop pool deck, three restaurants, Surya Ayurvedic Spa, meeting and event spaces.

We say: They had us at restaurant collaboration with Gabriela Camara (Mexico City’s Contramar) and Jessica Koslow (Sqirl).

The Lowdown

They say this is the first luxe/lifestyle opening in Santa Monica for over a decade, so that’s something. There’s a very Cali vibe – from the 70s Malibu-esque decor, to menus and overall breeziness – that seems to run through this place.

Anything Else?

The founder of the Viceroy is also behind Proper. This doesn’t seem to be a copy, however – Proper aims to bridge the gap between the Ace and Viceroy, and there most certainly is a gap. It’s working in San Fran; let’s see about Santa Monica.


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