Calling all collectors
Design Hotels
Press Release
Hotel June’s Upcoming Artist in Residence
Collecting California culture

Berlin, April 22, 2021 – LA’s casual-cool Hotel June has not only been a soft spot to land on the Westside during an unprecedented year, the team has also taken this time to double-down on their cultural quotient. Already established for hip poolside hangs
since opening in 2020, Hotel June is now set to push industry boundaries with an artist in residence program that marks a collaboration with the digital gallery space
Tappan Collective. Founded in 2012 by Chelsea Nassib as a new avenue for art online, the virtual gallery operates with a firm mission to reinvent how we discover and
collect contemporary art. This partnership, which will be a showcase for the works of emerging and career artists and photographers, is inspired by the neighborhood
Hotel June calls home.


For this inaugural residency, from September 27 to October 2, Laguna Beach photographer Isaac Zoller will shoot the surrounding Playa del Ray and Venice Beach area to create a triptych piece which Hotel June will display on-property. Zoller’s passion for surfing has led him to faraway destinations to chronicle diverse surf cultures around the world. Utilizing 35mm film to achieve a feeling of nostalgia, he captures the vibrancy of beach communities to reveal the dichotomy between the now and then. Zoller’s work is available exclusively through the Tappan Collective. Following the residency and resulting creations, Tappan will release the triptych for sale as limited edition prints. Subsequent residencies with burgeoning LA-based artists will be announced quarterly, and later this fall the gallery will unveil an additional art and hospitality experience at Hotel June’s sister property, Santa Monica Proper. 

Hotel June’s upcoming arts and culture programming is further complemented by its on-property access. The quintessential California experience is on tap with poolside sunset meditation and yoga classes, and Supper Series at The Caravan Swim Club. With this dinner series (April 14, April 22 and May 5), intimate five-course, outdoor family style dinners are designed to bring together friends, neighbors, travelers, and the community. Hosted by Steve Livigni and Chef Angie Lee, each dinner presents a menu influenced by a specific destination that is brought to life through an inspired use of ingredients and recipes.

About Hotel June
Hotel June is a new brand venture from Proper Hospitality co-founders Brian De Lowe and Brad Korzen. Inspired by the soul and spirit of California and named to reflect new beginnings and a year-round summer sensibility, the first Hotel June property opened on Los Angeles’ Westside in June 2020. De Lowe and Korzen created Hotel June as an approachable lifestyle hotel–a stylish and uplifting place that invites frequent stays for travelers while also offering an essential setting for locals to gather. Designed in collaboration with Venice-based design agency Studio Collective, the 250-room debut property seamlessly blends Southern California inflections and beach culture with the classic mid-century architecture of the historic building originally designed by Welton Becket. With its convenient coastal location, the hotel is minutes from the Playa Del Rey beach, Playa Vista, Marina Del Rey and Venice.

View West Coast Destination Guide here.

Image download

For high resolution images and more information on our member hotels, please register on the Design Hotels Virtual Press Office

To download the images directly, click here.

For additional information, please contact us via email or phone at
+49 30-8849 400 70.

For reservations, please refer our website or find the appropriate Design Hotels toll-free number


Design Hotels™ represents and markets a curated selection of over 330 independent hotels in more than 60 countries across the globe. More than a collection of hotels, the company is a collection of stories. Each property reflects the ideas of a visionary hotelier, an "Original", someone with a passion for genuine hospitality, cultural authenticity, thought-provoking design and architecture. Each "Original" stands for the individual, aesthetic and service-driven experience that his or her hotel provides.

In 2017, Design Hotels™ launched Further, a traveling laboratory for experiential hospitality that transforms hotels across the globe into temporal hubs of thematic exploration. The mission behind Further aligns with the values of the future facing Promad, a new generation of traveler embracing progressive travel and global nomadism. First identified by Design Hotels™ in collaboration with leading futures consultancy The Future Laboratory, the purpose driven, self-actualizing Promadic movement is set to shape the future of hospitality.

Founded by Claus Sendlinger in 1993, Design Hotels™ offers its members insightful travel industry knowledge, from market trend consultancy to international sales representation. The company has its headquarters in Berlin and branches in London, Los Angeles, New York and Singapore. In 2019, Design Hotels™ joined forces with Marriott Bonvoy, enabling its member hotels to have both a greater and more selective reach while offering its Community the benefit of the industry’s leading loyalty program.

twitter facebook instagram instagram
© Design Hotels 2020