The Lodge at Sonoma, Autograph Collection, California
The Marriott hotel saw a property-wide renovation crafted in the centered, wild spirit of Sonoma. Updates to its 182 guest rooms include fresh artwork, site-wide decor inspired by the location’s indigenous heritage and outdoor soaking tubs and fireplaces in the property’s Cottage rooms. The resort’s eateries leave nothing to be desired: brand new Benicia’s Kitchen will serve up truly farm fresh fare, while Wit & Wisdom showcases regional cuisine with a hearth oven and outdoor bocce ball court. The resort has 32,000 sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor space for events, and groups can while away the time grape harvesting, cheesemaking, or group cycling.
The Clift Royal Sonesta, San Francisco
The original 1915 hotel opened in May after extensive renovations to its 372 guest rooms, public spaces, common areas and meeting space with more use of natural light, modern neutral color palettes and tech upgrades from guest rooms to event spaces. New eatery Frederick’s will open in early August, serving up local pastries from Le Marais and elevated comfort food. Its new chevron-shaped black and white tiled floor reverberates the hotel’s prohibition era beginnings, as do the restored paintings from students of Gustav Klimt found during the renovations that hang in the intimate Redwood Room lounge, where guests can indulge in inventive drinks like the North Beach Parasol with grapefruit gin and sparkling wine.
Housed in the former Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, this property just reopened after a two million dollar renovation with refurbished meeting spaces, reimagined interiors, fresh dining options and a newly curated art collection. Onsite restaurant and bar The Fed features a British pub-inspired menu, while Grana will dish out shareable Italian fare in the former grand hall. Meeting space includes the newly added Lincoln Ballroom for up to 175 guests, with pre-function space that overlooks city greenspace Norman B. Leventhal Park.
The property opened in June with 160 rooms and featuring signature AC amenities such as the communal lounge with its daily European breakfast spread and streamlined, luxurious, sustainable design. The property has an intimate 2,400 sq. ft. of event space with floor-to-ceiling skyline views; the new AC Lounge by Lumin Skybar will feature Spanish-style tapas and signature gin tonics with elevated sunset views of Part St. It’s just a ten minute drive from John Glenn International Airport, with easy access to the Greater Columbus Convention Center and other local attractions.