Santa Monica Hotels
Santa Monica, CA
MIXED-USE / COMMERCIAL & RETAIL

The new Courtyard by Marriott and Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton represent a significant urban design intervention.

Located on the north side of Colorado Avenue and either side of 5th Street in downtown Santa Monica, the new Expo Line terminates directly across the street from these hotels, making them a prime recipient and facility for travelers. Working with the Executive Architect on the project, Gene Fong & Associates, GP-US designed the buildings not only to respond to one another, but also to integrate the neighboring community, the Metro line, and the existing architectural aesthetic already present in Santa Monica. Together the hotels create a strong presence on the 5th street corner with tower-like elements that provide a gateway to the city.