SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 15 /PRNewswire/ — Start spreading the news! I’m leavin’ today! I’m goin to be a part of it — L.A. L.A.! New Yorkers will be singing a new tune when they realize that all the best of The Big Apple — without the chilly weather — is just a nonstop plane ride away to sunny Southern California. The celebrated beachfront property, Hotel Casa del Mar, has created the “Big Apple at the Beach,” a travel package to help New Yorkers (and fans of New York) get a jump on stripping down a few layers and feeling the sun on their face, while not letting go of their hometown creature comforts.
The hotel’s Big Apple at the Beach package offers the opportunity for a quick getaway, with two nights’ accommodation in an ocean view room, enough to keep any New Yorker going until those token spring weeks. And there is no need to leave the New York pace behind (just the subways and taxis) with Casa’s house car service, which is standing by to take guests to their usual haunts: a coffee at City Bakery; a quick trip to Marc Jacobs, Paul Smith or Diane von Furstenberg to check out their newest collections; and sushi dinner at Nobu, where on some nights diners can actually walk in and sit right down at the sushi bar (gasp!).
Santa Monica is also now home to Ashes and Snow; but this time, there are views of the Pacific Ocean behind the rail containers, instead of the murky Hudson. This is also the last chance, for those who missed it at Pier 54, to catch the mesmerizing exhibit before it closes its doors on May 14, and moves to Beijing, China. Casa’s Big Apple at the Beach package includes a complimentary cocktail for two, a staple for any New Yorker, as well as one 50-minute spa treatment for each guest during the stay, because a true New Yorker knows how to balance the chaos with a little serenity.
Based on availability and double occupancy, and non-inclusive of taxes and gratuities, the Big Apple at the Beach offer is valid from March 15 to May 15, 2006. Guests can choose from Hotel Casa del Mar’s partial ocean view room for $850, or a full ocean view room for $1,050, for the two-night minimum stay. For New Yorkers who need a little more rest and relaxation before heading back to the city, supplementary nights can be reserved for an additional charge, based on availability.
More fun facts about what L.A. has to offer devoted New Yorkers:
Staples of a NY Lifestyle New York Los Angeles
Art: MOMA MOCA
A Fine Dining Experience: Le Bernardin Oceanfront at Casa
(Chef Reardon is an
alum of Le Bernardin)
Entertainment: Shubert Theatre Arclight Movie Theatre
A Good Burger: Corner Bistro Father’s Office
Shopping: Soho Montana Avenue
& Main Street
Personalities: The Naked Cowboy Angelyne
A Prime Jogging/Biking
Trail: Central Park Santa Monica Beach
Talking Heads: Conan O’Brien Jimmy Kimmel
Bagels: H&H Bagels Western Bagel
About Hotel Casa del Mar
Originally built in 1926 as the grandest of the opulent beach club hotels and the premier playground for Hollywood ‘A-listers,’ Hotel Casa del Mar re- emerged in October 1999, following a $50 million restoration by Edward Thomas Hotels, parent company to Casa and its sister property, Shutters on the Beach. True to its indulgent past, Hotel Casa del Mar remains as one of the most well-appointed addresses on the West Coast, with luxurious decor evoking the grandeur and elegance of a European coastal experience. Known for its sophisticated accommodations and stylish public spaces, an indulgent and relaxing ambiance and extraordinary service and privacy, the beachfront escape provides 129 beautifully appointed guestrooms, including 17 suites, and panoramic views of the Pacific and Southern California shore. The signature restaurant, Oceanfront, offers innovative California-American cuisine and spectacular vantages of picturesque sunsets in a comfortably elegant setting. Guests can enjoy soothing Murad skin treatments in The Spa at Casa del Mar, the hotel’s full-service spa & health club offering state-of-the-art treatments, therapies and the latest fitness equipment. A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Hotel Casa del Mar is located at 1910 Ocean Way in Santa Monica, Calif., only 20 minutes from Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles International Airport and adjacent to the historic Santa Monica Pier. For reservations or more information, guests of Hotel Casa del Mar can call (310) 581-5533 or (800) 898-6999, or visit www.hotelcasadelmar.com