Tasteful Asian influences at a green designer property near the beach.
Billed as a "non-hotel" (as in home away from home), The Ambrose fuses twentieth-century Craftsman design with an Asian influence, steering away from the too cool and edgy feel of a lot of hip urban properties. It also offers delightfully surprising elements for a health-conscious, eclectic clientele --- elixirs are served in the Asian-style garden, complete with soothing fountain, koi pond and the faint sounds of chants; the fitness room features Pilates mats and a ballet bar; and specially selected organic wine is offered in the hotel's Living Room. The hotel's Craftsman design creates a peaceful and quiet entry foyer/living room with Asian carpets on hardwood floors, handsome rocking chairs and the cozy Fireplace Library with views onto the tranquil garden. Many guest quarters feature terraces with outdoor fireplaces. Other Ambrose signatures include Frette cotton kimonos, Matteo Italian bedding, Aveda bath products, free parking, state-of-the-art security, free high-speed Internet access and complimentary organic breakfast buffet, as well as a 24-hour organic in-room dining menu inspired by the acclaimed Urth Caffe. Also on tap: sunset manager receptions with organic wine; local transportation in a London taxi; and complimentary storage lockers for repeat guests.