Historic La Playa Hotel in Carmel, Calif., reopens

Carmel, Calif., is set to welcome back a Grande Dame when the La Playa Hotel reopens next week. The hotel, closed since October, reopens after a $3.5-million renovation. Some of the most important changes are invisible, reports the San Francisco Chronicle, such as the soundproofing and new plumbing, electrical wiring and Internet. Sustainability was top of mind during the renovation.

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