In the Roaring Twenties, Casa del Mar was the hotspot for Hollywood stars. The former beach club, originally opened in 1926, has then developed into one of the most luxurious beach hotels in Santa Monica. It's called "the house of the sea", but the five-story building looks more like a billionaire's mansion.
The hotel's interior got a welcoming refresh in the past decade by the renowned designer Michael S. Smith, who also worked on the White House. The hotel's lobby is an excellent example of his masterful skillset with its lively Mediterranean style, mixed with art deco features.
Although the hotel was upgraded with the modern world's amenities, the landmark building remained true to its old-world elegance.