Westdrift Manhattan Beach Joins the Autograph CollectionWill Speros • March 29, 2018
Westdrift Manhattan Beach has arrived on the banks of the South Bay outside of Los Angeles. Designed by San Francisco-based firm EDG Design, the newest addition to the Autograph Collection merges the style of the Eastern Seaboard with the West Coast spirit of Endless Summer. Locally based practice Theresa Fatino Design also served as a consultant on the project.
Guests are welcomed in the lobby with wooden columns accented with metal and a check-in desk made from Argentine driftwood. The beachy interior palette includes an East Coast aesthetic expressed with modern lines, natural textures, notes of navy blue, and additional driftwood applications. Artwork from photorealist Eric Zener also populates the walls of the property. An open layout defines the indoor-outdoor concept Jute Coastal Bar + Kitchen, which draws its name from the raw fibers referenced in the lobby’s woven chairs, as well as the string flags installed above the bar.
In addition to a nine-hole golf course, the hotel is home to a fitness center and an outdoor pool flanked by cabanas. Included among more than 35,000 square feet of versatile indoor-outdoor event spaces are 18 meeting rooms, three industrial-chic venues, and a traditional ballroom. More than 110 of the hotel’s 393 guestrooms are equipped with private balconies to maximize the coastal scenery as well.