The historic 302-room Miramar Hotel is located in Santa Monica, California, and sits atop the scenic Santa Monica Bluffs along the Pacific Ocean. The hotel dates back to 1920 and comprises a full city block on 4.5 lushly landscaped acres at the important corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Ocean Avenue. With its prominent location and unobstructed ocean views, the Miramar Hotel represents a once-in-a-lifetime redevelopment opportunity to create an unrivaled one-of-a kind, mixed-use luxury hotel and bluff-top destination.
Honoring the historic roots of this famous hotel, the redevelopment plan will create a new landmark for Downtown Santa Monica. World-class architecture and landscape design is thoughtfully integrated with historic preservation and expanded community benefits to ensure that the Miramar Santa Monica will continue its legacy as an iconic destination for all to enjoy.
MSD Partners, L.P., the family office of Michael and Susan Dell, purchased the Miramar Hotel through an affiliate in 2006 with an eye towards redeveloping the property which had been neglected for a number of years. Recognizing the importance of the site and the complexity of the development process, MSD Partners engaged The Athens Group to guide the hotel’s redevelopment.
The Miramar Santa Monica redevelopment plan honors and celebrates the history of the site by featuring the historic Moreton Bay Fig Tree (planted in 1879) as its centerpiece and the preservation and rehabilitation of the landmarked Palisades Building that dates back to 1924. The new plan incorporates elegant contemporary architecture and inviting landscape design with the highest standards of environmental sensitivity and sustainability.
The Miramar Santa Monica is a mixed-use hotel, retail, and residential project, that will provide the finest in new hotel rooms, expanded food and beverage facilities, first-class meeting space and spa facilities, enhanced pedestrian access and public amenities for the Santa Monica community. The new buildings will also contain residences with unobstructed ocean views and luxury hotel amenities and services.