Daily deal: Beach get-away in Santa Monica, California
The Shangri-La Hotel overlooks the Santa Monica pier.
Even Hollywood A-listers go into rehab every once in a while.
If you need a retreat from life's constant badgering, dodge the press (read: your boss) and slip into the fabulous Hotel Shangri-La for a much-needed escape.
You and your bodyguard (read: your beau) can luxuriate in a one-bedroom suite with a full kitchen, any night of the week, and live it up with a touch of Tinseltown glamour ($295).
Just a few sandy footprints from the Pacific and overlooking Santa Monica Beach, this boutique hotel is a stunning Art Deco palace of bright white elegance and chic décor.
Your suite is outfitted with plush hypoallergenic furnishings, perfect for any LivingSocialite hiding from the paparazzi. Enjoy daily valet parking and a 24-hour front desk to cater to your every whim and fancy.
Lounge in a poolside cabana, cocktail in hand, as you renew your sun-kissed glow. Then meet your entourage for drinks and a midday meal at The Dining Room. This hip, refined restaurant serves an array of savoury dishes, such as truffled egg toast, squash-blossom ravioli, and grilled swordfish with a side of warm baby artichokes.
Within short walking distance are the Third Street Promenade (a vast outdoor shopping haven) and the colourful Santa Monica Pier (because even the glitziest LA celebs enjoy the occasional corndog and a ride on the Ferris wheel).
Drive up the iconic Pacific Coast Highway and take in Malibu's breathtaking coastal scenery or head over to classic Los Angeles landmarks like Rodeo Drive, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, and the beautiful Getty Centre.
Be prepared to emerge from this stylish sabbatical ready to take on the media hounds—or just your cubicle mates
- A one-night stay for two in a one-bedroom suite, any night of the week
- Breakfast for two
- Valet parking
- Book by 30 October
For details and to reserve your stay, visit LivingSocial Escapes.