Hotel Online
News for the Hospitality Executive


Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, California
Completes $3 Million Renovation of its
167 Guest Rooms and Suites

Laguna Beach, CA (July 2011) – Surf & Sand Resort, Southern California’s quintessential luxury resort destination, and one of only five oceanfront properties in the state, has announced the completed refresh of its guest rooms and suites. The modern coastal-chic design features a palate of soothing ocean colors and natural tones that are reflected in textiles and custom furnishings.  With the completion of its $3 million renovation project that included the pool deck, Aquaterra Spa, and Splashes Restaurant, these new design elements have refreshed and transformed the idyllic ocean front resort to a more modern aesthetic, while maintaining the familiar feel for generations of families and guests that have vacationed at the resort for decades.

“Our guests have always come to us for that authentic Laguna Beach experience, where you are so close to the ocean you can smell it, hear it and feel the mist from the waves,” said Blaise Bartell, Vice President of Operations for JC Resorts. “The final stage of our $3 million renovation has breathed new vibrance into the property while still remaining warm, nostalgic and familiar.”

Surf & Sand Resort features 167 guest rooms, including 13 suites with 3 penthouses that sit terraced above the sea. Drawing inspiration from Surf & Sand Resort’s pristine surroundings, the newly appointed guest rooms feature a color palate of driftwood and ocean blues, original artwork, luxurious linens and new modern lighting, providing contemporary comforts.  Handsomely furnished balconies extend the coastal experience outdoors.

“Surf & Sand Resort is an iconic property and unique among other Laguna Beach locales because of how intimately close it puts guests to the scents of the ocean, the sound of the surf and the feel of the sand on their feet,” said Kimberley Miller of Duncan Miller Ullman Design. “We not only took inspiration from that but knew we had to make that sensory experience the star of the room.”

Luxurious suites and penthouses each feature their own unique décor, with a harmonizing theme of a serene, neutral color palate with chic oceanic accents. Ranging from a calming “Palm” with tones of green and browns to a cooling “Laguna” with shades of blues and grays, to a warm “Wisteria” with shades of lilacs and creams, each suite and penthouse will be accented with earthy tones that compliment the warmth of the property. Furnished patios with commanding views of the Pacific offer guests the opportunity to enjoy signature California indoor-outdoor living.

For more information, please visit

About Surf & Sand Resort:
Surf & Sand Resort, a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts Worldwide and holder of AAA’s Four-Diamond Award, lies on California's Laguna Beach shoreline where the waves of the Pacific meet 500 feet of pristine sand. Laguna Beach, which is renowned for its long history as a center for the arts, is also home to the world-famous Pageant of the Masters festival. All 154 guest rooms and 13 suites at Surf & Sand command spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and nearby coastline. The resort also houses Splashes Restaurant, featuring a Mediterranean-inspired coastal menu by Executive Chef Jeff Armstrong; the intimate Aquaterra Spa; 10,000-square-feet of meeting space and wedding venues with commanding ocean views. Surf & Sand is owned by JC Resorts, whose other properties include Rancho Bernardo Inn Resort & Spa in North County San Diego, Scripps Inn in La Jolla, Temecula Creek Inn in Southern California Wine Country, and golf courses throughout Southern California. For reservations and additional information, please visit or call 888.869.7569.

stephenie medina
1125 west olive street suite c, san diego, ca 92103
office 619.255.7069   fax 619.255.1364   cell 650.380.1873

. Receive Your Hospitality Industry Headlines via Email for Free! Subscribe Here

To Learn More About Your News Being Published on Hotel-Online Inquire Here

To search Hotel Online data base of News and Trends Go to Hotel.OnlineSearch

Home | Welcome | Hospitality News
| Industry Resources

Please contact Hotel.Online with your comments and suggestions.