Scope: Interior Design & Lighting Design

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Focus: Public Areas & Lobby Bar


The distinctive heritage building on Santa Monica’s Ocean Avenue is undergoing an extensive renovation of the public areas and the central lobby space. A new whiskey bar, with a blend of art deco and contemporary features, will be at the core of the improvements planned for this 80-year old landmark art-deco hotel property.


The lobby will feature bespoke furniture and a new reception desk, complemented by a lighting scheme to maintain the warm character of the space.


Akarstudios has been retained to design and oversee the improvements.