SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica today announced the debut of SandBox, its cutting-edge new bar and indoor gaming room. Inspired by the surrounding Santa Monica beachscapes and "Silicon Beach" locale, this 950 square foot indoor lounge will feature interactive experiences aimed at discovery and play.
"We are thrilled to launch SandBox," said Stephen Sowards, Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica's General Manager. "The work-hard-play-harder mentality is rooted in Santa Monica's 'Silicon Beach' community. We constantly work to innovate and make the familiar new again, and are proud to offer a modern way for our guests to explore and play with us at SandBox."
Interior architecture and design firm Dawson Design Associates (DDA) transformed Zest Kitchen, the property's former breakfast nook, into a delightful urban recreational area. DDA infuses the spirit of discovery and play through the heart of the venue. From swinging Eero Aarnio Bubble chairs to the 4.5 ft. custom designed dartboard, opportunities abound to relax and unwind.
"Design, artwork and games decidedly intermingle to produce best-in-class experiences," said Andrea Dawson Sheehan, Dawson Design Associates. "We are proud to offer a distinctive take on recreation true to the Santa Monica mindset," said Sowards.
The day-to-night space serves morning breakfast, transitioning in the afternoon to a full-service bar. SandBox specializes in local craft beer from Santa Monica Brew Works, craft cocktails and small plates like spicy pepperoni and grilled chicken flatbreads, organic farmer's market lettuce, cheeseburger, and truffle fries.
SandBox features double-sided 65" Samsung Smart TVs, the latest gaming technologies Sony P54, and classics like shuffleboard, darts, billiards and a life-size Jenga game. Artist Grey Malin's custom mural backdrop is an artful nod to the nearby colorful, crowded Santa Monica beaches.
The venue's programming reflects its subtle nod to computer coding, offering a testing ground for constant innovation. Upcoming programming includes happy hour, Wine Wednesdays and trivia nights. This summer, SandBox will offer live streaming of the Olympic games, specialty menu items of global beers and custom burgers, and a round robin tournament using the venue's shuffleboard, pool table, and digital gaming. Winners will be offered a complimentary round of drinks and the grand prize winner will be offered an overnight stay, drinks at SandBox & dinner at Longitude Bar + Restaurant.
SandBox also doubles as an alternative meeting space, the ideal breakout area for groups to socialize and unwind.
SandBox is open from 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. For additional details or to book an event, please contact 310-309-8020 to arrange a reservation or reach out to SandBox@lemeridiendelfina.com.
Located on the second floor of Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica, SandBox is an urban recreational area with an industrial hip edge. Its name playfully alludes to the venue's Santa Monica locale as well as its role in code development. SandBox provides an innovative environment that encourages guests to play and unwind. Created by interior architecture and design firm Dawson Design Associates, SandBox features the latest gaming technologies accompanied by original classics like shuffleboard, darts and billiards. Life-size Jenga and suspended swinging lounge chairs add whimsy to the space. The venue offers breakfast daily and transitions into a full-service craft beer and wine bar in the evening provided by Santa Monica Brew Works. SandBox serves as a hub for the local community, inspiring interactive experiences and social gatherings. For additional information, please email SandBox@lemeridiendelfina.com or call 310 807 9788.
SOURCE Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica