location: Santa Monica, CA
Nestled within the destination of Santa Monica Proper hotel, Palma lobby lounge and restaurant embodies the luxuriously relaxed beach house vibe of the hotel, informed by the city’s rich history, iconography, climate and local culture. The organic, coastal-inspired sandy palette and layers of curated art and furnishings tell a well-considered, sophisticated oceanside story.
The expansive interior is dotted with intimate seating areas, infused with a juxtaposition of vintage and contemporary pieces from different eras and cultures for a distinctive residential feel. Hand-fashioned ceramic sconces shaped like crustaceans light the towering hand-tiled columns throughout the dining areas while architectural alcoves house natural travertine tables and curvaceous banquettes for private gathering moments.