News for the Hospitality Executive
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (July 6, 2012) – After earning international attention as one of the happiest places in the world (Thrive, National Geographic) and one of the prettiest towns in the country (Forbes Magazine), the City of San Luis Obispo, CA adjusts to growing numbers of tourists by welcoming two new hotels to the neighborhood in 2012.
The Hampton Inn & Suites (May 2012) and the Hotel Granada contribute to the number and variety of quality lodging options in the increasingly sought-after coastal California destination.
“The unique charm and one-of-a-kind attractions of San Luis Obispo have really stepped into the international spotlight recently,” said Clint Pearce, chairman of the City of San Luis Obispo Tourism Business Improvement District. “We are glad to offer increasing visitors two more top-notch hotel options.”
The hotels of the City of San Luis Obispo, located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on the beautiful Central Coast of California, offer the ideal hub for experiencing the region’s world-class wine country, vibrant downtown shopping district, endless beach and outdoor adventures, and one-of-a-kind cultural attractions such as Hearst Castle, Mission San Luis Obispo, and the famous Thursday Evening Farmers Market. The newest additions to the lodging scene are as follows.
Hampton Inn & Suites San Luis Obispo
The mid-priced, 84-room Hampton Inn & Suites San Luis Obispo (pictured left), located at 1530 Calle Joaquin near Highway 101 and Los Osos Valley Road in San Luis Obispo, is the newest property in Hampton Hotels’ global brand. Near beaches, hikes, and other cultural and recreational attractions, the hotel offers complimentary hot breakfast, free high speed internet access, spacious rooms and suites and other amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, coffee and tea makers and hairdryers.
Karen Bowman, general manager for the Hampton Inn & Suites San Luis Obispo, explains that the 100 percent Hampton Satisfaction Guarantee helps to make the new property highly competitive in the local market. "Hampton Hotels combine quality, service, comfort and plenty of value-added extras, to make Hampton the brand of choice in the marketplace today," said Bowman.
Originally built in 1922 and operated as a hotel until 1968, the brick Hotel Granada will be restored to its roots this year, with a scheduled grand opening in September. A boutique 17-room hotel, located at 1126 Morro Street in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo, the Granada will feature the pre-existing and renovated Granada Bistro (pictured right) as well as a rooftop lounge, spa and business center.
Owner Kimberly Walker explains that the renovation preserved the historic elements of the hotel while updating it with modern luxuries. “Our vision is to offer the downtown area an upper-echelon, urban boutique hotel experience,” she says.
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