Creation of The Ultimate
by Mahtab Azimi
The Presidential Feel
The Malibu Beach Inn is California style luxury at its finest as it’s location on the sands of the famed “Billionaire Beach”, also known as Carbon Beach, is the most pristine in the area. The understated elegance and minimalist design of this charming hotel's recent 10 million dollar upgrade, this charming hotel offers both business and leisure travelers a privileged glimpse of the ultimate Malibu experience.
The Malibu Beach Inn is the only luxury oceanfront hotel destination between Santa Monica and Santa Barbara. The hotel boasts 47 private guest rooms, including six elite suites, all with panoramic ocean views and private balconies. The inviting rooms combine some of the world’s finest amenities with the practicality of the latest communication and entertainment systems. Guests enjoy Dean & Deluca favorites, a wine rack with hand-selected California vintages and body products from Molton Brown. With the beach a finger tip away, The Malibu Beach Inn is the ideal place to escape and experience the beauty of the fresh crisp beach air, the mesmerizing ocean and the serenity that is Carbon beach. It’s perfect for a local vacation or a celebrated occasion.
Dining & Drinking
At the heart of the renovation is a new guest-only dining room, featuring indoor and oceanfront terrace seating where guests can choose to dine at anytime. Malibu Beach Inn’s exclusive beach-side dinning is the most popular; couples can enjoy a romantic beach side dinner while relaxing on cushioned lounge chairs set up on a stretch of sand in the hotels backyard. The exclusive culinary experience offers travelers unique food and wine that feature an extensive list of hand-selected small production vino from California’s premier wine regions paired with Mediterranean tapas and coastal Californian cuisine. Executive chef Samuel Lara’s creations include roasted Santa Barbara mussels with chorizo, saffron and chives; lobster hot dog and the staple grilled New York steak with garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Lara also places great importance on an appealing range of healthy eating and vegetarian options.
Peace & Serenity
From the moment guests arrive at the Malibu Beach Inn they are naturally eased by the comforting design of the property and the tranquility of the ocean’s presence. From the moment of entrance, guests are treated as VIP’s. Although it does not have an on-site spa, the Malibu Beach Inn works closely with a local well-known spa that brings the service to you. Guests can get pampered with on-sand treatments like Champagne Facials, Sea Creation massage and vitamin cocktail wraps to name a few. The relaxing beach ambience coupled with the esteemed staff guarantees an overall rejuvenating experience.
The Malibu Beach Inn provides the ultimate meeting point for business travelers with a unique location on the sands of Carbon Beach, endless sparkling ocean views, and a dedicated staff, the inn provides an inspiring beachside venue for the highest level meetings, intimate retreats and small cooperate events. Malibu Beach Inn offers several distinctive meeting and event choices, indoor and out. Events are completely customized from itineraries and facilities to break times, group activities, parting gifts and turn-around amenities.
The upgraded Malibu Beach Inn is the brain child of college drop-out turned entertainment mogul David Geffen. Geffen bought the hotel in 2005 for a reported $29 million and spent over $10 million for the recent renovations. The remodel began in October 2006 with Steve Pribly of dbaArchitects, Inc leading the head-to-toe makeover. Pribly and his firm gave the Malibu Beach Inn more than just a face lift. The firm gutted the building, taking it down to the studs in order to achieve it’s picturesque design.
Now with an estimated net-worth of 6 billion and ranking 52nd on the Forbes 400 Richest Americans list, Geffen has reportedly pledged to give whatever profit he makes from the hotel to charity. In 2002, Geffen made the largest donation ever made to a medical school in the United States, when he announced a $200 million unrestricted endowment for the UCLA Medical School, now appropriately named the 'David Geffen School of Medicine' at UCLA.