January 2023 sees the reopening of The Georgian in Santa Monica, just in time for its 90th anniversary. The renovation was spearheaded by owners Jon Blanchard and Nicolo Rusconi of Blvd Hospitality, and design firm Fettle. The hotel’s 56 rooms and 28 suites were refreshed, as were the famous front terrace, dining room and bar. New public spaces include the Library, Writer’s Room and Gallery, which will showcase international artists.
Because many original details were lost over the years, the emphasis was on saving what had remained, like crown moldings and tilework, while adding period-inspired elements. These include wood paneling and Art Deco-style furnishings, much of which were inspired by photographs found in the Santa Monica Conservancy’s archive.