• The Murieta Inn and Spa now open in Northern California

     
    POSTED March 9, 2018
     

Managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts and The Marcus Corporation, The Murieta Inn and Spa made its public debut. Nestled between the rolling hills of Rancho Murieta and the panoramic Sierra Nevada’s, just 25 miles southeast of downtown Sacramento, the newly structured four-story spa offers a luxury boutique hotel, a relaxing pool area, full-service spa and salon, and 15,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space.

“Rancho Murieta is one of the most beautiful destinations in California, and we are thrilled to welcome our guests to experience our vibrant community,” said Mary Orlando, General Manager of The Murieta Inn and Spa. “The Murieta Inn and Spa offers a true destination resort experience, with accessible yet luxurious amenities, and recreation programs that will delight every guest.”

Upon arrival, guests are welcomed by classic Spanish Hacienda style architecture designed by Perkins Williams & Cotterill, including an outdoor resort-style pool, terrace patio with a roaring fireplace, picturesque landscape, dining and beverage programs and more. “Opening The Murieta Inn and Spa has turned a dream of mine into a reality,” said Ward. “From the earthy colors of the Southwest to iron pieces inspired by horse stables and equestrian tacks, my vision was to create a space that naturally blends into our equestrian culture and heritage, and celebrates the West’s undaunted frontier spirit.”

Each luxury guest room includes a uniquely designed king or queen bed, with a selection of balcony views, private patios and parlor suites. In addition, all the rooms are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, 50” HD LED TVs, and Sonifi personal screencasting technology with Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and more. If it couldn’t get any better, each room features plush robes, AVEDA bath products, large work desk, full built-in wet bar, microwave, in-room fridge, Keurig Coffee maker, and a CubieBlue alarm clock and phone charging station.

The event space is big enough for groups, gatherings, and celebrations of many sizes up to 250 attendees. With state-of-the-art technology and a dedicated event coordinator, every detail will exceed expectation. The Legacy Ballroom, with 3,000 total square feet of space, can be divided into three separate function rooms.

Persimmons are one of the stars of farmers markets in Southern California this time of year. So it’s fitting that Santa Monica, which has four celebrated weekly farmers markets, is commemorating the fruit during its annual Restaurant Week, which takes place January 7-13.

Chefs at the nearly three-dozen participating restaurants will be crafting special dishes built around the persimmon, from appetizers to main courses to desserts.

 

Colorado-based McWHINNEY recently purchased the Hyatt House Irvine/John Wayne Airport in Irvine, California. The hospitality-focused real estate developer and investor also owns The Maven Hotel at Dairy Block in downtown Denver, The Elizabeth Hotel in Fort Collins, AC Hotel Portland in Oregon and the Hyatt House Denver Airport Hotel.

 

As of early November, Anaheim Marriott is the first hotel in California to win four Stella Awards. Andy Lakefish, the hotel’s director of sales and marketing, announced that Anaheim Marriott was recognized in the following categories: