Written by Nadia Ibanez
After spending three consecutive weekends in Los Angeles for various food and music festivals, I could definitely tell that through the exhaustion, I was desperately seeking a low calorie adventure in Santa Monica. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely savored every bite from our meals at One Pico and Catch, along with everything we devoured at The Taste LA. But after all of the indulgent events and gluttony, I was ready for some roughage and some cardio. Thankfully, The Shore Hotel in Santa Monica offers the perfect blend of luxurious amenities, ideal location, eco-friendly building elements and health-conscious food and spa offerings for hotel guests.
Perfectly placed on Ocean Ave. and steps away from the beach and Third Street Promenade, The Shore Hotel is one of the most beautiful and aesthetically appealing properties in the zip code. Since opening in October 2011, the LEED-Gold certified hotel offers modern design, a solar-powered outdoor pool, in-room energy-efficient conservation efforts, green elevators, sustainably sourced décor, and so much more in its rooms and suites.
One of the reasons that I fell in love with this oceanfront boutique resort is due to new collaborations with local chefs, wellness brands and a nearby holistic spa. Green travelers can already take advantage of all of the sustainable footprints throughout the property, along with a few different packages that complement the green space.
Celeb chef/plant-based food expert Matthew Kenney helped to create the M.A.K.E. Wellness Suite package, which provides guests with dinner or lunch for two at Chef Kenney’s raw and vegan restaurant M.A.K.E. inside Santa Monica Place. Other amenities included in the hotel package are one of Chef Kenney’s books and in-room treats from M.A.K.E, such as raw snacks and fresh-pressed juices and elixirs. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, this package will coincide with your detox or already healthy lifestyle.
The Shore Hotel is also working with Paleta, a local food delivery system specializing in farm-to-table meals, cleanses and juices. Go for the Paleta Wellness Suite package and you’ll be gifted with meal delivery for two including breakfast, lunch and dinner paired with pressed juice and something called a magic milkshake. Paleta branded products will also be waiting for you upon arrival. Personal chef Kelly Boyer specializes in convenient, pre-portioned meals that many celebs will vouch for.
Green travelers with a knack for massages, facials and body treatments will love the Tikkun Spa Wellness Suite package, which includes an infrared sauna session, detoxifying massage and signature scrub treatment at the nearby spa. In-room Tikkun Spa offerings will also be waiting for you inside your suite.
A stay at The Shore Hotel wouldn’t be right if you didn’t splurge just a little. So take advantage of the champagne welcome amenity upon check-in and stop by for some tacos, churros and margaritas at Blue Plate Taco, the locally-sourced and sustainable restaurant on premises.
The Shore Hotel is beautiful inside and outside and these wellness suite packages are ideal for any type of traveler. For more information, visit www.shorehotel.com.