Hotel Shangri-La, an iconic landmark facing the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica, Calif., will reopen this October after a $30 million refurbishment — its first renovation in more than 20 years.
Built in 1939, Hotel Shangri-La is an example of Streamline Moderne architecture. For decades, the hotel was a popular hideaway for guests ranging from presidents and movie stars to artists.
The hotel’s new look will embody key elements of its original design while bringing it into the 21st century with a contemporary twist.
The full-service hotel will include 71 rooms and suites (an increase of 17 rooms), a courtyard with elevated pool and cabanas, restaurant and rooftop bar.
Each room and suite will be restored and modernized to include high-speed Internet, premium sound systems and more.
The hotel is walking distance to the Santa Monica Pier, shopping and world-class restaurants.