Combine Art And Luxury At Getty Villa And Hotel Casa del Mar

Hotel Casa del Mar Getty Villa Plato on the Beach Cocktail
“Plato on the Beach” welcome cocktail and exhibition catalog by Donatien Grau

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Looking for your next artful endeavor? Through September 3, guests of the five-star Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica can take advantage of a unique partnership with the Getty Villa in Malibu thanks to a special package that combines luxurious amenities and a solid dose of art appreciation.

In addition to plush accommodations at the luxurious Hotel Casa del Mar, guests who request the “Plato on the Beach” package will enjoy complimentary parking and access to the Getty Villa to enjoy its many galleries, including the very special current exhibit, “Plato in LA: Contemporary Artists’ Visions.” The Plato exhibit highlights the Greek philosopher’s impact on the contemporary world via works by celebrated artists such as Jeff Koons, Paul McCarthy, Mike Kelley and others.

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Gardens in the Getty Villa courtyard

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To add to the creative atmosphere upon guests’ arrival at Hotel Casa del Mar, the package also includes two welcome signature “The Art of The Cocktail: Artist Inspired Libations” cocktails and a copy of the exhibition catalog by esteemed curator and cultural critic Donatien Grau. Complimentary valet parking is of course also included in the stay, to ensure convenience for art aficionados as they’re coming and going from the hotel.

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Hotel Casa del Mar’s grand entrance

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A short drive up the Pacific Coast Highway finds guests at the Getty Villa, situated between Pacific Palisades and Malibu. One of two locations of the famed J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Villa is an absolute must-visit for any connoisseur of art and history. Inspired by a luxurious villa in Roman times, the museum is perched on a hill overlooking the ocean and boasts formal gardens, an outdoor Greek theater, grand courtyards, a museum store and cafe, among other facilities.

It’s easy to make a day of it at the Getty Villa, given how much there is to see: the expansive collection includes more than 44,000 Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities to discover within the villa’s buildings and throughout the gardens.

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The pool with ocean views at Hotel Casa del Mar

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After such an exciting excursion, why not keep the Roman holiday going? Guests return to the five-star Hotel Casa del Mar, whose aesthetic artfully blends a classic Italian Renaissance exterior with a stylish, more contemporary interior. Once an exclusive beach club in the 1920s, Hotel Casa del Mar offers discerning guests spectacular views of the Pacific, two restaurants, nightly entertainment, an outdoor pool and a well-appointed spa. It’s also steps from the city’s liveliest beach spots and the famous Santa Monica pier, with its iconic Ferris wheel.

Hotel Casa del Mar is located at 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades