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Hotel Casa del Mar & Schmidt Ocean Institute Kick Off Partnership

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SANTA MONICA, CALIF.—Hotel Casa del Mar, located on the beach in Santa Monica, kicked off a new partnership with Schmidt Ocean Institute with an educational luncheon at the hotel’s newest event space, The Conservatory.

The iconic hotel welcomed guests to the stunning oceanfront venue last month for a special afternoon learning about the Ocean Rising initiative and Schmidt Ocean Institute’s deep-sea expeditions and latest discoveries. The luncheon was the first of many events that the hotel and Schmidt Ocean Institute have in store for the new year.

Guests viewed art from Schmidt Ocean Institute’s Artist-at-Sea program, which brings artists aboard its research vessel to work alongside scientists, and heard from speakers including Wendy Schmidt, President and Co-founder of Schmidt Ocean Institute and artist Max Hooper Schneider, who participated in the program last year.

“We are thrilled to align our team with the incredible Schmidt Ocean Institute to support their efforts in advancing the frontiers of global marine research,” shared Max Jonas, General Manager at Hotel Casa del Mar. “We could not imagine a more ideal place to celebrate the beginning of this long-standing partnership than at The Conservatory overlooking the alluring waves of the Pacific.”

‘A Spectacular Ocean View Venue’

“It was an exceptional event, and we were delighted to discuss the Ocean Rising initiative inside a spectacular ocean view venue,” said Jyotika Virmani, Executive Director of Schmidt Ocean Institute. “We look forward to many more events with Hotel Casa del Mar as we continue to inspire a deeper interest in the ocean through culture.”

Ocean Rising is an initiative of Schmidt Ocean Institute and the Nekton Foundation to bring the wonders of the ocean to everyone everywhere through art, music, film, fashion, and sports. The Ocean Rising Alliance is a collaborative network of partners spanning all areas of culture promoting Ocean empathy and support through their work.

Hotel Casa del Mar has partnered with Schmidt Ocean Institute to assist in amplifying their state-of-the-art efforts to advance ocean exploration, scientific research and public outreach. The westside hotel will partner with Schmidt Ocean Institute on a series of events in 2024.