AIA|LA Tours: The Hotel Shangri-La at The Ocean in Santa Monica
Thursday, July 9, 2015, 5:00 PM
Hotel Shangri-La, 1301 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

AIA|LA Tours: The Hotel Shangri-La

Thursday, July 9, 2015, 5:00 PM
Where: Hotel Shangri-La, 1301 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401


Evoking the form of a grand ocean liner and the very essence of the Golden Age of Hollywood, the Hotel Shangri-la is a striking beacon of Art Deco elegance in the Streamline Moderne style. Hidden away on a high Santa Monica bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and historic Santa Monica Pier, this timeless luxury boutique hotel promises guests their own personal Shangrila. 

With a rich history dating back three-quarters of a century, Hotel Shangri-la has been a timeless destination with a modern twist. Its dazzling renovation completed in 2008 was the vision of art patron and hotelier Tamie Adaya, with architect George Kelly, of Kelly Architects. Tamie's passion for style and detail ensured that the intricate and magnificent period architecture and furnishings complimented the contemporary art and design.  

This is an exclusive tour of the hotel and will be personally escorted by the hotel's owner and creative director, Tamie Adaya. In addition to a behind-the-scenes tour of the hotel's architectural elements, Tamie will share never before told secrets of the hotel's storied past. 

Following the tour, enjoy the magnificent view from the Penthouse during a hosted wine and cheese reception! Also, our colleagues at Architectural Digest will be providing gift bags to all attendees!  

About Hotel Shangri-la
The original and urbane Hotel Shangri-la at The Ocean in Santa Monica is anything but ordinary and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The hotel offers brilliant views of the Pacific Ocean, a celebrated history and a cultural connection during their stay.

In the 1940s, it lured actors such as Mae West and Jane Wyman, the future wife of President Ronald Reagan, to its beauty and solitude. It was also where a close confident of President 
Franklin D. Roosevelt's helped conceive the idea of today's modern Navy Seal program just prior to U.S. involvement in World War II.  During the war, the Hotel Shangri-la also provided battle-weary U.S. combat veterans a safe haven where they could rest and relax for 15-day periods before entering civilian life.

Since its opening, this iconic hotel entertained VIP guests from John F. Kennedy Jr. to the Dalai Lama. It has continued its celebrity appeal throughout the ages with A-listers such as Madonna, Tom Cruise, and Diane Keaton frequenting luxurious suites that overlook the Pacific and the Santa Monica pier.