HOTEL OCEANA SANTA MONICA, CA – 2015

Hotel Oceana is located on Ocean Avenue, across from the Palisade above the Pacific Ocean.  It was originally built as an apartment hotel in 1958 and was home to Stan Laurel of Laurel & Hardy.  The draw was of course the balconies, ocean views and communal pool, which is still the focus of the courtyard. 

The renovation included reconfigurations of the breakfast room, dining area, central court and hotel entry.  The hotel hoped to make historic mid-century building both more graphic.