SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its annual Readers' Choice Awards recognizing Hotel Casa del Mar Santa Monica as the #5 Top Hotel in the United States and #3 Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. Hotel Casa del Mar is the sister hotel to the iconic Shutters on the Beach. Both of these premier beachfront ETC Hotels were chosen as favorite places to stay in Los Angeles by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler.

More than 600,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers across the globe submitted a recording-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how we travel today.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as "the best of the best of travel."

"We are truly honored to have Hotel Casa del Mar and Shutters on the Beach voted among the top hotels in Los Angeles and the United States by the trusted readers of Condé Nast Traveler," said Edward Thomas Collection Vice President and Managing Director Klaus Mennekes. "We are grateful to share this accolade with our incredible staff, whose commitment to outstanding service makes every guest experience unique and personal."

Luxurious and relaxed, Shutters on the Beach recalls the quintessential cottages of Cape Cod with a Southern California flair. 198 gracious guestrooms including 12 suites showcase the New England inspired residential-style, complete with shuttered doors open onto breezy balconies, a hidden walkway leads to a secluded spa, a sun-drenched pool terrace, and the posh Living Room lobby invites you to relax. On site, Shutters on the Beach offers market-fresh fare at 1 Pico restaurant and Coast Beach Café. Experience local organic wellness rituals at ONE Spa with breathtaking panoramas of the Pacific from every vantage.

Inspired by the grand villas of the Mediterranean and the 'beachy' vibe of Santa Monica, Hotel Casa del Mar brings the luxury, romance and relaxing feel of a Mediterranean resort to the Southern California coast. Originally built in 1926, the exquisitely reimagined oceanfront hotel offers some of the most coveted accommodations on the west coast. 129 residential style guestrooms including 16 suites showcasing modern coastal designs. Discover acclaimed, farmers-market-driven cuisine at Catch Restaurant and Terrazza Lounge. Indulge in eco-minded Wellness at Sea Wellness Spa. With the most spectacular setting in Los Angeles and world-class amenities, Hotel Casa del Mar sets the standard for comfortable, relaxed luxury.

The 2019 Readers' Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler's website at and celebrated in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler US and UK print editions.

About Edward Thomas Collection

The Edward Thomas Collection of Hotels was founded in 1982 by third-generation hotel and real estate investors Edward and Thomas Slatkin, whose family previously owned the legendary Beverly Hills Hotel. In 1994, Beverly Hills-based ETC opened the exclusive Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica. In 1999, after a $50+ million renovation, ETC opened a hotel with a history as Santa Monica's "Grande Dame," Hotel Casa Del Mar. The sister luxury properties are the only hotels in the Los Angeles area located right on the sand. ETC's management team includes Partners and Co-Founders Edward and Thomas Slatkin and Klaus Mennekes, ETC Collection of Hotels Vice President and Managing Director. For more information visit

About Condé Nast Traveler

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