Posted Nov. 26, 2015, 9:32 am
Santa Monica Travel & Tourism (SMTT) has announced the annual Santa Monica Extra Bedroom program, set to offer exclusive hotel discounts to Santa Monica residents friends and family now through Jan. 22, 2016.
Posted Sep. 19, 2015, 10:14 am
Truly luxury hotels have the ability to engage their guests in a distinctive, exclusive and meaningful way not found elsewhere.
Posted Feb. 20, 2015, 9:13 am
With a total 38 operational guest rooms, and a sizeable staff, Santa Monica’s Palihouse is having its impact felt on surrounding streets. Street parking is backed up for blocks surrounding the boutique hotel, as guests and staff fill available spots, often double-parking until a space frees up.
Posted Feb. 13, 2015, 7:23 am
The remaining two residents living at Palihouse Santa Monica, formerly Embassy Hotel Apartments, are set to be evicted in May. The legality of such a process is under the spotlight after stark revelations reveal that the sudden classification of the building from multi-family residential to hotel, is dubious.
Posted Feb. 6, 2015, 8:14 am
Recent outcries from angry neighbors surrounding the now boutique hotel Palihouse at 1001 3rd Street are raising serious questions in Santa Monica. With a surge in all-night noise, street parking, and outdoor parties, how did the residentially located apartment building become a fully operational hotel in mid-2013?
Posted Feb. 1, 2015, 9:30 am
U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, recognized three Santa Monica Hotels in its Best of Los Angeles Hotels in its annual evaluation of hotels that offer high-quality amenities and exceptional experiences.
Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 9:08 am
Two hotel industry groups sued the city of Los Angeles in federal court today challenging the recent passage of a $15.37-per- hour minimum wage for workers at many hotels in the city.
Posted Nov. 22, 2014, 9:45 am
The Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau (SMCVB) has launched its Santa Monica Extra Bedroom campaign that's now available to Santa Monica residents through Jan. 23.
Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:18 am
Workers at the Westin LAX Hotel plan to stage a one-day strike today to protest disciplinary measures taken against a housekeeper for failing to spot bedbugs in a room she was assigned to clear, a union official said.
Posted Sep. 25, 2014, 8:30 am
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday tentatively approved a $15.37-per-hour minimum wage for workers at large hotels in Los Angeles.
Posted Sep. 24, 2014, 8:59 am
The Los Angeles City Council is set to vote today on a plan to raise the minimum wage to $15.37 per hour for workers at big hotels in Los Angeles.
Posted Jul. 9, 2014, 9:12 am
The Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica last month unveiled its million-dollar redesign of Bungalow One – a customized three-bedroom suite designed by L.A.-based interior designer Michael Berman.
Posted Jun. 18, 2014, 9:14 am
When it comes to the cost of tourist lodging, Santa Monica is California's most expensive destination, according to a survey released on Tuesday.
Posted Jun. 9, 2014, 9:13 am
With the arrival of the perfect beach weather, guests at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows will experience a French twist on their classic Santa Monica summer.
Posted Feb. 21, 2014, 9:07 am
Hotel Casa del Mar and Shutters on the Beach present the Festival of Brides Bridal Show at 11 am this Sunday.
Posted Jan. 16, 2014, 7:31 am
So I am sitting in my hotel room in Las Vegas. In the Wellness Wing of the MGM Grand. I did not specifically ask to stay in this wing. Didn’t even know they had it. The universe comes through for me – again!
Posted Dec. 1, 2013, 9:14 am
Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau’s annual "Extra Bedroom Program" is being offered now through January 25, 2014.
Posted Nov. 15, 2013, 9:04 am
Light rail stations and hotels are not an uncommon partnership. In neighboring Los Angeles, a few of Metro’s rail lines have stops adjacent to hotels such as The W in Hollywood and The Standard in downtown Los Angeles. In Santa Monica, two hotels will soon be located across from the Expo Line terminus as council members unanimously approved Tuesday the development of a Courtyard by Marriott and Hampton Inn by Hilton.
Posted Nov. 11, 2013, 9:00 am
Hotels in Santa Monica are no strangers to news, what with the Fairmont Miramar planning expansion and the Loews Hotel currently serving as home to the American Film Market (AFM). Even hotels yet to be built, such as the proposed Hampton Inn and Suites (Hilton) and Courtyard by Marriott, have been featured on the pages of the local press.