CSL’s Favourite Hotels | Viceroy Santa Monica

By Shivana Maharaj
June 30, 2012

A beautiful room at the Viceroy Santa Monica

A beautiful room, designed by Kelly Wearstler at the Viceroy Santa Monica

“Green is the emblem at the Viceroy Santa Monica. Even the outdoor lighting glows with the signature colour. Inside, kelly green is accented with touches of royal blue, yellow, grey, black and white. The art deco meets modern- quirky-polish at the hotel is unmistakable (think all pure white poinsettias at Christmas). The canary yellow library with silver candelabras, a floor to ceiling bookcase filled with design books is both cozy and charming.

Upstairs in my ocean view Viceroy room overlooking the Pacific, the plush carpeting is punctuated by pin cushion chairs and a shiny white ceramic Pekinese dog that rests on the writing desk. Inside my oversized marble bathroom and Neil George amenities are luxurious touches.  Outside, the pool area feels like a minimalist designer’s dream in shades of grey, black and white. The chic cabanas and cozy seating are accented with large black chess pieces and checkerboard tables. Scores of crisp white plates hang on slate walls…..”

Don’t forget to check out Whist, where Executive Chef Tony DiSalvo and Chef de Cuisine season 9 alum Chris Crary create whimsical California fare on a plate.


Read more about Los Angeles Hotels in the Summer 2012 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.