California Dreamin’: Three New Properties Debut

NATIONAL REPORT—The Golden State has welcomed three new properties, including the first Yotel on the West Coast.

Yotel Opens First West Coast Hotel

After years of working through city approvals and construction hurdles due to the building’s historic past, the brand new Yotel San Francisco opened its doors to guests recently.

Designed by Bar Architects, the hotel has 203 unique guestrooms. The hotel also includes a 24-hour fully-equipped gym, an open-air rooftop terrace with 360-degree views of San Francisco, and Alta, a restaurant curated by Michelin star chef Daniel Patterson. With a focus on efficiency and the goal of saving time for its guests, the tech-forward hotel went away from a traditional front desk in the lobby, and instead installed several check-in and out kiosks to help keep its on-the-go business travelers from waiting.

Cumming, an international project management and cost consultancy, provided construction services throughout the development, helping to successfully navigate the unique design and construction challenges associated with converting a property with such storied charm.

Yotel San Francisco is owned by a joint-venture between Synapse Development Group (SDG), Aqarat (Kuwait Real Estate Company) and GreenOak Real Estate.

Rosewood Miramar Beach Opens

Rosewood Miramar Beach has opened as the first ultra-luxury resort in Southern California to offer guestrooms set directly over the sand.

The resort is owned and developed by Caruso and managed by Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. It is inspired by the homes and grand estates of Montecito, and true to Rosewood’s signature residential-­style, Rosewood Miramar Beach provides guests a unique experience – as if being hosted in a private home – across all guest touch-points; the resort is residential in style, service and sentiment. The property has 161 guestrooms and suites.

At the heart of the property is the Manor House. Three signature suites reside in the Manor House including The Founder’s Residence, The Miramar Suite and The Ambassador Suite. Spread over 16 acres are the Bungalows and Lanai Houseguestrooms. Anchoring the property are the resort’s 26 oceanfront Beach Housesuites, studios and guestrooms which have private terraces directly over the sand.

Olema House Opens

Olema House at Point Reyes, the newest addition to Mosaic Hotel Group’s portfolio of lifestyle boutique hotels, delivers a reimagined experience at the gateway of the Point Reyes National Seashore.

A reincarnation of the Lodge at Point Reyes, the 24-room retreat is described by owners as an eclectic bohemian hideaway with cozy guestrooms, updated cottages and a refreshed culinary program at Due West, a convivial modern tavern.

Olema House is a local art and artisan enclave infused with modern decor and materials inspired by the destination. Standout design elements represent a sense of place, such as driftwood-accented mirrors, oyster shell wind chimes and photographic art pieces showcasing the Northern California Coast.

The culinary program at Due West, the hotel’s modern tavern serving farm-to-table menus, is led by new Chef Justin Bruckert, who brings with him three years of experience working with Northern California ingredients across Marin County kitchens.