Casa Del Mar Brings Magic To 2014


image003Held in a private banquet room of the luxury beachfront hotel, Hughes takes the audience on a unique journey to explore the line between waking and dreaming

Santa Monica’s beachfront Hotel Casa del Mar showcases critically acclaimed “modern conjurer” Derek Hughes in an evening of magic and comedy on select dates from January through April 2014. Titled INSOMNIA, this never-before-seen show will be held in the intimate setting of one of the hotel’s private spaces. The evening opens with a wine and beer reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by the hour long performance at 6 p.m.

Each show is limited to 50 guests, offering an intimate and up close experience where audience participation is welcomed.

“The show is loosely inspired by the short fiction of Jorge Luis Borges,” Hughes says. “It blends humor, magic, and audience participation. I titled the performance ‘INSOMNIA’ because when you leave, you will be too mystified to sleep, and too amused to care.”

General admission tickets are $55 per person and can be purchased via Eventbrite. Admission includes two beverages (beer and wine only) during the reception and valet parking at the hotel. Due to adult content and language, the show is recommended for mature audiences only.

For a sneak preview of INSOMNIA, click here.

image002WHEN:          Reception 5:30 p.m.

Performance 6 p.m. (no late seating will be accommodated)

Performance dates:

      • Sunday, January 26
      • Thursday, February 20
      • Sunday, February 23
      • Sunday, March 2
      • Sunday, March 16
      • Sunday, April 6
      • Sunday, April 27


COST:            $55 per person (applicable taxes and fees apply)

WHERE:         Hotel Casa del Mar, 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405 | 310.581.5533

image001About Hotel Casa del Mar

Originally built in 1926 as the grandest of the opulent beach club hotels and the premier playground for Hollywood A-listers, Hotel Casa del Mar re-emerged in October 1999, following a $50 million restoration. Today, Hotel Casa del Mar remains one of the most well-appointed addresses on the West Coast, with luxurious décor, sophisticated accommodations, lively public spaces, and an overall indulgent and relaxing ambiance. The hotel is adjacent to the historic Santa Monica Pier, the dynamic Third Street Promenade, the popular upscale shopping and dining areas of Main Street and Montana Avenue, as well as the gardens, walkways, and expansive ocean panoramas of cliff-top Palisades Park. The beachfront escape, located 8 miles from Los Angeles International Airport, provides 129 beautifully appointed guestrooms, including 17 suites; the inviting and eco-minded Sea Wellness Spa; the private, guest-only Palm Terrace Pool; and a variety of dining options that explore the bounty of Southern California’s seasonal, farmers’ market-driven fare. Signature dining destinations include Catch, offering a modern American take on seafood favorites, and the Lounge at Casa, featuring live music nightly and an expertly curated list of crudo and small plates. For reservations, call 310.581.5533 or visit