The Place: The Pool at the Hotel Shangri-La, 1301 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica; (310) 394-2791.
The Hours: Fridays, 1 to 7 p.m.
The Deals: $5 well cocktails, $5 snacksThe Digs: Don't be intimidated by ... More »
With its $30 million redesign completed last year, the Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica is the epitome of L.A. glamour -- something that’s hard to define until you’re practically immersed in it. Built in 1939, the Shangri-La, with a glorious Art Deco design and superb beachfront location, has always seemed special, and it’s only gotten better with the renovation. Remaining true to its architecture, the pool area and dining room are tastefully sleek and modern, with an... More »