February 29, 2024


sights and trips

Oceana Santa Monica: Initial US Hilton LXR Hotel

Hilton has just added its first LXR home in the United States. For these visiting the Los Angeles location, this is a pleasant complement to Hilton’s present luxurious house, the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills.

Oceana Santa Monica (Hilton LXR)

Hilton has announced that Oceana Santa Monica will be the most up-to-date resort to be a part of LXR Inns & Resorts, which is Hilton’s independent luxurious brand name. The residence is signing up for the Hilton portfolio successful promptly.

Oceana Santa Monica employed to be independent. The resort just lately underwent a $25 million renovation and is now in all probability the very best factors hotel in Santa Monica.

The 70-area hotel is situated on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, so it’s just throughout the avenue from the beach. The lodge has a couple dining options, which apparently are only readily available to lodge friends:

  • Sandpiper is the hotel’s key restaurant, and it’s “reminiscent of a non-public seaside home with a picturesque seaside backdrop”
  • The Veranda is the all-working day out of doors dining restaurant
  • Sunset Terrace is the rooftop lounge, and it will even feature a Nobu pop-up

Right here are some images of the house, which appears terrific, in my opinion:

Oceana Santa Monica exterior

Oceana Santa Monica lobby

Oceana Santa Monica pool

Oceana Santa Monica pool

Oceana Santa Monica restaurant

Oceana Santa Monica terrace bar

Oceana Santa Monica gymnasium

Oceana Santa Monica visitor room

Oceana Santa Monica suite

Redeeming points at Oceana Santa Monica

You can redeem Hilton Honors factors and free of charge weekend night certificates at Oceana Santa Monica. A conventional place at the lodge would seem to get started at 95,000 Honors factors per night time, and you can get a fifth evening absolutely free when redeeming points.

The hotel does have a $45 for each evening resort charge, which applies when paying money, but not when redeeming details. As a stage of comparison, paid fees seem to begin at $500+. So this is a first rate use of details, but the benefit is not essentially that outsized (due to the fact it is not like premiums are typically $1,000+ for each night time).

The standard area listed here is a king studio suite, which is roughly 500 square feet. Which is big for a standard space.

Hilton LXR destinations

Oceana Beach front Property is Hilton’s sixth LXR property (and the initially in the United States), as the group otherwise has the subsequent houses:

  • Habtoor Palace (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
  • OCEANA (Santa Monica, United States)
  • Susona (Bodrum, Turkey)
  • The Biltmore, Mayfair (London, United Kingdom)
  • Zemi Beach front House (Anguilla)
  • Mango Dwelling Seychelles (Mahe, Seychelles)

Zemi Seaside Household, LXR residence in Anguilla

Why luxurious Hilton additions excite me

I’m often thrilled to see Hilton increase additional luxurious properties, primarily impartial kinds like this. Traditionally just one of Hilton’s most significant issues has been that its luxurious footprint was restricted, although this is an area in which the system has been enhancing drastically.

There are so quite a few terrific implications for this with Hilton Honors:

In other text, I respect the useful standing that can be attained with no basically becoming “loyal,” especially when I can use these rewards at luxurious properties.

Hilton’s luxurious footprint continues to develop, which includes homes like the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos, the Waldorf Astoria Maldives, the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach front, Zemi Beach front Household, the Conrad Abu Dhabi, and additional.

The Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos

Bottom line

Oceana Santa Monica is the latest Hilton LXR assets, and also the to start with LXR home in the United States. The resort appears to be like stunning and is possibly the ideal factors lodge in Santa Monica.

Personally, I’m not a enormous Santa Monica fan. If I want a beach front vacation I’ll go to a location in which there are actual beachfront inns (this means you really don’t have to cross a avenue). And personally, I really don’t love the vibe of Santa Monica all that substantially either. If I’m going to redeem 95,000 Honors factors in LA I’d considerably somewhat ebook the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, which is a single of the finest town hotels in the US.

Is anyone energized to see Oceana Santa Monica join Hilton Honors?