Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide's Le Méridien Hotels is set to return to Southern California with the opening of Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica, debuting this fall. Owned by Pebblebrook Hotel Trust and managed by Viceroy Hotel Group, the transformation will follow a renovation of the Sheraton Delfina Santa Monica Hotel. Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica will undergo transformation of the hotel’s 310 guest rooms, public spaces and 10,000 sq ft of premium meeting space. The hotel will also feature a full-service restaurant and bar, outdoor pool and grill and fitness centre, as per a release. Allison Reid,Senior Vice President, North America Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, said, “We are proud to partner with Pebblebrook and Viceroy Hotel Group to reintroduce Le Méridien to Southern California through the re-branding of this iconic Santa Monica property. With a transformed brand positioning and strong performance numbers, Le Méridien is poised for expansive growth as we continue to see increased interest among owners, especially around conversions.”
Brian Povinelli, Global Brand Leader, Le Méridien and Westin, said, “Over the past seven years, Starwood has made significant investments in developing Le Méridien as a contemporary lifestyle brand with a truly distinct point of view. Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica will be uniquely positioned to bring the destination to life through cuisine, the arts and local culture."