SANTA MONICA, CA - April 29, 2012 - In Santa Monica, California, there is no shortage of environmental awareness. The recent shoreline addition of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certified Shore Hotel, located at 1515 Ocean Avenue just north of the Santa Monica Pier, sets an eco-friendly standard that would awe even California’s greenest, Kombucha-sipping, farmer’s market loving locals and tourists alike.
The luminous, u-shaped Shore Hotel, completed and opened in October of 2011, is at the apex of all that is good in Santa Monica. The property is situated a two minute walk from the incomparable blend of exemplary shopping and curious street performers that is the Third Street Promenade, and the historic Santa Monica Pier.
Shore Hotel’s location, panoramic views, ocean-facing, heated pool, and its variety of simple yet elegant, contemporarily designed rooms make it worth beholding. With three styles of rooms; standard guest rooms, junior suites and one-bedroom suites, each is done with thoughtful touches of beach-inspired teals and oranges and decorated with teak wood furniture.
Double paned soundproof glass offers guests the ability to silence the bustle of the beach busy street below.
While its rooms and proximity to the Pacific make it a jewel of the Santa Monica coast, its LEED Gold certification elevates Shore Hotel to an inarguably venerable status.
Shore Hotel is the only hotel in Santa Monica with LEED Gold certification. Every detail in layout and construction of this exquisite hotel has to meet the highest environmental standards. Equipped with roof mounted solar panels, high efficiency burners and boilers, and a storm water capturing plan that captures, treats and reuses storm water for landscaping, there is proactive environmental awareness at every turn.
The windows of each room are angled towards the sun in a way that maximizes natural light, reducing the need to use electricity and each bathroom is equipped with high-efficiency toilets and low-flow, yet extremely pleasant showerheads.
These environmental touches extend even into the gym where the floor is made of recycled tires and the water jug calculates the amount of water used.
Taking environmental awareness even a step further, Shore Hotel offers a “Green Concierge.” Among other things, this unique and thoughtful type of concierge offers guests suggestions of other local green establishments including farm to table restaurants, local farmer’s markets, locations to rent bicycles and hire hybrid taxis services.
The “Green Concierge” will also happily walk guests through the hotel, highlighting and inspiring with deeper explanations of the many environmentally friendly features.
While often times the term “green” is accompanied with a sense of sacrifice, Shore Hotel is anything but. A fantastic place to spend a weekend, a family trip, or just a night on the ocean, this hotel makes your vacation not only an elegant one, but an inspired one where when you leave, you’ve not only enjoyed a luxurious stay but you’ve made the world a better place.
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