The San Francisco hotel brand Proper expanded its reach to Southern California with a new property in Santa Monica.
Home to west Los Angeles’ only rooftop bar, Santa Monica Proper boasts 271 guestrooms and suites at its Wilshire Boulevard location. The roof is also home to Calabra, an indoor/outdoor bistro with a beachy vibe, drawing inspiration from both the California and Mediterranean coasts. Guests can walk to the beach and Third Street Promenade from the hotel.
Rooms are equipped with WiFi, Apple TV and bedside controls to operate blackout shades when the California sun rises earlier than you’d like.
When not soaking up the sun on the rooftop, Proper guests can relax at Surya ayurvedic spa or treat themselves to Michelin star-worthy dishes at Onda, a restaurant from James Beard award–winning chefs Jessica Koslow (an L.A. native) and Gabriela Camara from Mexico City.
Along with the new Proper Santa Monica, the hotel chain also plans to opens its door to two other properties: one in downtown Los Angeles and one in Austin.
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United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
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