NATIONAL REPORT—From unique co-living lifestyle brands to traditional chains on the path to growth, hotel companies are setting up shop in California. Here’s a look:
Found Hotel San Francisco Opens
Found, a co-living lifestyle brand, has opened Found Hotel San Francisco. Located at 140 Mason St. near Union Square, the hotel offers a hybrid of private and shared accommodations along with a restaurant, bar, guest lounge, communal kitchen, laundry room, 24-hour concierge and a weekly roster of social activities both on and off the property.
Found Hotel San Francisco, the newest edition to the Found Hotels portfolio, offers 30 private guestrooms and 45 shared rooms, with female-only shared rooms available. Each room is outfitted with custom walnut furnishings, deluxe pillow-top mattresses, daily housekeeping and top-of-the-line bathroom amenities, as well as work desks, free WiFi and flat screen TVs in each of the private guestrooms. There are also two food and beverage components, curated in partnership with Los Angeles-based hospitality company The h.wood Group.
Cambria’s 50th Hotel Opens
Cambria Hotels has welcomed its 50th and largest property to the brand in Anaheim, CA. The 12-story, 352-room Cambria Hotel & Suites Anaheim Resort Area sets a new record as the brand’s 11th location to open in 2019.
Located at 101 E Katella Ave., the property is proximate to the main gate of Disneyland Resort. It is adjacent to several fast-casual dining options, including Starbucks, Habit Burger, Jersey Mike’s, Yogurtland, California Fish Grill, Luna Grill and Ono Hawaiian BBQ. The hotel is accessible to the Anaheim Convention Center, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Honda Center and the American Sports Center, and guests can catch a train to downtown Los Angeles or Pacific coast beaches from the nearby Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center.
Nexus Development Corporation developed the Cambria Hotel & Suites Anaheim Resort Area, the first Choice-branded hotel in its portfolio.
Hotel San Luis Obispo Opens with Coastal Elegance
Hotel San Luis Obispo, Piazza Hospitality’s newest boutique hotel, opened in the Central Coast enclave of San Luis Obispo, CA. Nestled among historic buildings, it is a short distance from the restored Mission.
Encompassing modern luxury and the laid-back California lifestyle, Hotel San Luis Obispo reflects the Central Coast’s rugged ranch and relaxed coastal influences throughout its architecture and interior design, created by Gensler.
Inspired by the surrounding pristine beaches, rolling vineyards, sweeping golden ranch lands and volcanic mountains, Gensler incorporated a palette of rich, natural colors and materials throughout Hotel San Luis Obispo. The property’s 78 rooms and suites include relaxed, fresh and playful furnishings and artwork from regional artists inspired by the area’s ranch and beach lifestyle. The guestroom balconies offer views of the historic downtown buildings, the hotel gardens, and the surrounding Seven Sisters Peaks. Sliding glass doors grant access to the suites’ outdoor terraces, quintessential for taking in sunsets and ocean breezes.
Residence Inn Opens in Walnut Creek, CA
The 160-suite Residence Inn by Marriott is now open in Walnut Creek, CA. Located at 2050 North California Blvd., the all-suite Residence Inn Walnut Creek will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Walnut Creek Hospitality and managed by RevPar Companies of Atlanta.
Residence Inn properties are designed as all-suite hotels that offer studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites. Amenities include plush mattresses and crisp linens, a large, well-lit work desk, an ergonomic chair and complimentary high-speed internet access. Designed for stays of five nights or more, each suite also has a fully equipped kitchen with a coffeemaker, microwave oven and residential-sized appliances.