For those flying coach to Los Angeles sitting in the dreaded middle seat, not only will you get off the plane a little hangry, but probably tired and possibly a little jet lagged too.
If you book a room at Santa Monica’s oceanside, wellness-minded Shore Hotel, and show proof of being seated in a coach-class middle seat on any arriving flight into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the staff at the hotel will upgrade guests to an ocean-view room when checking in between January 28 and March 31, 2020, subject to availability.
A recent study about airplane design shows that airline seats have shrunk as much as 4 inches over the years, now offering a minuscule 28-30 inch pitch, and only 18-inch wide. Non-reclining seats are becoming increasingly more uncomfortable, causing millions of air travel trips to be cancelled or avoided, because people hate long security lines and flying.
Once they arrive to the Santa Monica Beach hotel, and check into their room, guests can sit out on their outdoor balcony featuring two chairs and a table for first class views. Rooms overlook the famous Santa Monica Pier, and a bird’s eye view of Ocean Avenue, the beach, and Santa Monica’s famous sunsets, all from ocean-facing balconies.
Wellness opportunities include soaking up some sun and swim in a large solar heated pool warmed to the temperature of 86 degrees. Nearby is an even warmer bubbling whirlpool. More than 75% of the hotel’s roof surface is covered in solar-reflecting panels. The outdoor center also offers an alfresco cocktail bar, flowing water feature, and patio dining at Blue Plate Taco.
Guest rooms are visually appealing in bright orange and pretty aqua blue colors. A see-through glass enclosed rain shower features local bath products by LATHER. Pillow top mattress’ have hypoallergenic pillows and duvet covers. Each room offers free high-speed Wi-Fi 55”, a LED HDTV with cable and Showtime, plus a iHome docking station. There is a fully stocked private mini bar, and a coffee/tea maker with in-room organic and fair trade Wolfgang Puck coffee. Two white plush bathrobes are located inside the closet. Slippers can be brought up for guests by staff upon request.
Onsite chefs prepare food using organic local produce and free trade food such as free-range poultry, eggs, meat, wild-caught salmon, organic coffee and organically grown fruit and vegetable whenever possible.
Reservations can be made here or by calling (310) 458-1515. In order to receive the upgrade, guests must have a pre-existing booking with Shore Hotel and show their boarding pass at check-in.
The Shore Hotel is located at 1515 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401