We know you've seen it, at least in films or on TV — the iconic Santa Monica Pier with its landmark you cannot miss, that Ferris Wheel, and all of it perched over the beautiful Pacific.
If you're looking for outstanding accommodations as you enjoy that splendid view, then you'll love two deals perfect for springtime that we found at Santa Monica's legendary Hotel Shangrila. While this Art Deco beauty dates to 1939, she's shining brighter than ever thanks to a recent multi-million-dollar renovation, which these two packages celebrate, "The Artful Lodger" and "Your Very Own Private Shangrila."
A spokesman notes that Hotel Shangrila is a rare example of Streamline Moderne design which appeared toward the end of the Art Deco period. The hotel's 71 suites and rooms feature period furnishings and authentic collectibles yet feature the luxury of European-inspired bathrooms with loads of amenities.
It's easy to imagine the stars lounging here in Hollywood's heyday because they did. When you're ready to release your inner glam, you can do so throughout the rest of 2013 with either of these special packages:
• The Artful Lodger, priced at $765 for two sharing a room, features a
one-bedroom suite stay, delivery by private Town Car and entrance to Getty Villa, a foot massage each at Sybaris Rejuvenation Lounge, free valet parking and special house chocolates at turn-down service.
• Your Very Own Private Shangrila, is priced at $985 for one person, or $1,297 for two, and includes a Veranda Suite with ocean view, al fresco breakfast, in-room fridge stocked with finds from Santa Monica’s Farmers Market, entry to Soulcycle for an intense workout, plus a keepsake DVD of “Lost Horizon,” based on the 1933 classic novel in which Shangri-La is an isolated earthly paradise populated by immortal and ageless residents seeking eternal youth. The package also includes a signature cocktail plus a 90-minute massage for two at Sybaris Rejuvenation Lounge.
If You're Going: Both packages are good throughout the rest of 2013, subject to availability, and exclude taxes and gratuity. Visit www.shangrila-hotel.com or call 310.394.2791 to find out more about the award-winning Hotel Shangrila. Don't forget to pack the sunglasses, you celeb, you.