Sunset Room at The Georgian Santa Monica

Santa Monica’s Iconic hotel The Georgian to re-open

  • October 17, 2022

Santa Monica’s historic, iconic hotel, The Georgian, to re-open in January 2023.

Located on Ocean Avenue perched above the Santa Monica waterfront, The Georgian first opened in 193 and has welcomed regular guests to the hotel and it’s world-renowned restaurant. Yesteryear celebrities ranged from Hollywood stars Charlie Chaplin, Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe to First Mother Rose Kennedy.

Sunset Bar at The Georgian Santa Monica
Sunset Bar at The Georgian, Santa Monica. Photo: Supplied

The next chapter for The Georgian will see a restoration of the 84 guest rooms and 28 suites, alongside new and refreshed offerings including the famous ocean-view Sunset Terrace, Dining Room, and Sunset Bar. In addition to The Library and gymnasium, The Georgian will also be home to two private meeting and dining spaces, The Gallery and The Writer’s Room. The Gallery will showcase an evolving curation of work by international artists on a quarterly basis. Additional details around the food and beverage program are expected over the coming months.

Jonathan Blanchard, Founder and CEO at BLVD shares, “I had passed by The Georgian many times before stepping foot inside the architecturally stunning property for the first time 13 years ago. I could see The Georgian had such a striking presence and charm, she just needed to be brought back to her full potential.”

The Georgian, Santa Monica. Photo Supplied

Known as Santa Monica’s First Lady due to being one of the first high-rises built along Ocean Ave, the turquoise Period Revival-meets-Art Deco monument offers a rare glimpse into Old Hollywood and golden-age California history. Refining its presence for a new era, the project is being approached as a historically-inspired restoration rather than a redesign by London and Los Angeles-based boutique interior architecture and design firm, Fettle. The Georgian has already secured numerous lifestyle partnerships such as Harry Josh Pro Tools who will be supplying hair dryers and other hair tools for the guest rooms and suites.

A refreshed concept:

The refreshed concept will embrace much of the hotel’s retained original detailing, while thoughtful materials and an elaborate art program combine to create a series of spaces which brings a new chapter to The Georgian for generations to come. Touches including fully custom Art Deco furniture, ornate lighting, rare imported Italian marble, and the Sunset Bar’s Havana Deco-inspired floor pattern set an architecturally striking stage for a very modern set of operations and service standards.

The re-imagined property will once again be a bastion of culture and inspiration for global jet setters and local tastemakers alike. From legendary sunset views to her rich enigmatic history, it’s here inside The Georgian where Los Angeles’ best-kept secrets will continue to live and thrive.

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