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Oceana Brings Secluded Beach Luxury to Santa Monica

by Erich Martin

Apr 20, 2019

Secluded Beach Canals of Santa Monica

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A multimillion-dollar renovation effort for the Oceana Beach Club Hotel  revealed a complete rebranding, scheduled for re-opening May 2019.

The original hotel offered a place for travelers and mainstays to escape from the hubbub of everyday life since it was established in 1996. When the new property debuts, it will change the entire West Coast hotel scene, according to Oceana.

The new hotel seeks to capture what it means to have a private residence in the otherwise overly public atmosphere of Santa Monica. Oceana will feature 70 guest suites, each with an ocean view and high-end furnishings, a private restaurant, an outdoor lounge and swimming pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

“We are thrilled to soon welcome world travelers to the new Oceana that will offer exclusive access to the best of Santa Monica’s celebrated beach lifestyle,” said Jim Lippman, chairman and CEO, JRK Hotel Group in a statement. “With an authentic take on intimate, residential-style luxury steps from the Pacific Ocean, Oceana will bring a new caliber of 5-star hospitality to the iconic beaches of Southern California.”

In catering to those seeking luxury and seclusion, the hotel offers eight room types, ranging from 500-square-foot studio suites to two-bedroom ocean-view suites.

Reservations for the exclusive new hotel are now open for May 1.

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