Earlier this month, the ever-hip Paligroup, led by Avi Brosh, opened the first Westside hotel in its Palihouse mini-chain: the Palihouse Santa Monica. The 38-room hotel is in a 1927 Colonial Revival building once known as the Embassy Hotel Apartments, at Third and Washington; the building is a historic landmark and is full of "Moorish-influenced Mediterranean Revival Architecture throughout, all meticulously maintained," according to a press release. The lobby has original fresco ceilings, Malibu tile floors, a big woodburning fireplace, and blown glass doors. Palihouses are designed for people who want to settle in for a while, and rooms (suites, studio residences, and one- and two-bedroom residences, ranging from 300 to 2,850 square feet) almost all come with kitchens, vanity rooms, and walk-in closets, plus free WiFi, fridge-stocking, and 40-inch flatscreens. The property also has a bocce court and a lobby cafe. Rates range from $350 to $1,500 a night.
· Palihouse Santa Monica [Official Site]
· Boutiquey Palihouse Opening New Hotel in 1927 SaMo Building [Curbed LA]