Two motels on the waterfront in Santa Monica, California recently received a face lift by Gensler.
“Replacing two aging motels, the Shore Hotel boasts 164 moderately-priced guest rooms in two buildings connected by a bridge. The design team’s vision blends the natural landcape and vibrant urban life, taking in the beauty of the sea and embracing the pedestrian activities of the area. A metal-clad trellis over the street side of the courtyard unifies the two wings of the main building, creating an outdoor living room. The lobby walls pay tribute to the beach, while floor-to-ceiling glass sliders maximize transparency. This LEED® Gold certified project completes the profile of Santa Monica’s scenic oceanfront street.” – Shaw Contract Group