Carmel Highlands in California has just wrapped one of the biggest renovation projects in its 100-year history.
Originally opened as the Highlands Inn, the 48-room hotel overlooking the Big Sur Coast has remodeled now has a remodeled lobby and redesigned guestrooms, restaurant and lounge. The hotel will host a celebration in late July to commemorate the historic property’s centennial anniversary.
Drawing inspiration from the hotel’s history and Carmel’s artistic, social and literary landscape, renovations include:
- Newly redesigned guestrooms, inclusive of 10 suites, with updated furnishings, décor, color schemes, new heating and the addition of air conditioning. The refreshed look draws upon the hotel’s upscale coastal ambience.
- The hotel’s gourmet restaurant California Market at Pacific’s Edge offers an expanded 40-seat, 1,200-square-foot patio and a new menu. The addition of a glass-railed outdoor dining deck offers guests another place to enjoy the view, and new seating arrangements include a large communal table made of a fallen Monterey cypress tree trunk and high-top tables in select areas to ensure patrons enjoy unencumbered views.
- The Sunset Lounge has been reconfigured to provide guests with panoramic vistas of the coastline. New bar menus offer tapas and hand-crafted cocktails, while local musicians play live jazz and soul music each Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.
- The hotel’s lobby area has new furnishings and living room-style components, with space for private parties of more than 100 guests.
On Friday, July 28, Hyatt Carmel Highlands will kick off its centennial festivities with the exclusive Local Legends event that celebrates Monterey County's acclaimed wines and winemakers and the renowned chefs who have made the area a foodie destination. Limited seating will be available.