How Pebble Beach Resorts is rejuvenating its hotel stock

Pebble Beach Resorts opened a new guestroom and meeting complex at golf resort Fairway One at The Lodge in Pebble Beach, Calif. Fairway One has 38 new guestrooms, including two standalone cottages, each with four bedrooms off a common living room. The complex also includes a separate meeting facility that includes a meeting space and other guest amenities overlooking the first fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Located along the left side of the first fairway, Fairway One has three two-story buildings with 10 guestrooms each, two four-bedroom golf cottages, and the Fairway One Meeting Facility anchored by a 2,500-square-foot meeting room—all with views of the golf course, internal gardens or the Pacific Ocean. Interior design was done by hospitality design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates, while the exterior building architecture was by local Monterey-based firm Fletcher + Hardoin. Outdoor hardscape and landscape design was by Bennitt Design Group of Long Beach, Calif. Swinerton Builders of San Francisco served as general contractor. 

Fairway One’s cottages are named The Eastwood Cottage and The Palmer Cottage (after owners and board members of Pebble Beach Company, Clint Eastwood and Arnold Palmer). Each cottage fronts the first fairway and has a 1,000-square-foot living room, two king bedrooms, and two queen/queen bedrooms.  All use a uniformly white architectural palette accented with earth tones, in keeping with the style and feel of The Lodge. They also have an outdoor terrace with fire pit. Living rooms have 17-foot-high wood-beam ceilings, wood millwork and floor-to-ceiling stacked stone fireplaces, along with two 55-inch HDTVs, a wet bar and a dining area. Similarly, there is oversized furniture.

The 30 Fairway One guestrooms are located behind the cottages. Starting at 660 square feet, they are larger than a typical luxury hotel room. These have picture windows and terraces with views of the golf course and nearby Pacific Ocean. Used in these rooms is a neutral color scheme, with classic patterns and other details, as well as architectural lighting provided by the HBA lighting design subdivision.

Located on the arrival court of Fairway One, the Fairway One Meeting Facility includes the 2,500-square-foot Fairway One Meeting Room that can host up to 225 people, looking out towards the first green through floor-to-ceiling windows. Other spaces include the Fairway One Board Room, Fairway One Living Room Pre-Event space and Fairway One Terrace Patio. Local art, natural materials and hues, and tactile finishes throughout the facility reflect the character of Pebble Beach.

With Fairway One now complete, renovations will continue next winter at The Lodge at Pebble Beach. Enhancements have been completed in 98 guestrooms. Renovated ocean-front rooms include window walls expanded by 30 percent to take advantage of the views of Pebble Beach Golf Links, Carmel Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Ocean-front patios and decks are also being doubled in size to serve as an outdoor living space. In all lodge rooms, bedroom renovations include new furnishings and accessories, bathroom upgrades, fireplace wall and the addition of air conditioning. Among the technology upgrades are 55-inch HDTVs, new lighting, energy management systems and new locks. Building exteriors are receiving a fresh new look as well, enhanced by wood, stone and stucco.

Guestrooms at The Inn at Spanish Bay, with a more contemporary, coastal California look, are also being renovated and feature enhanced and reconfigured window walls for views of the ocean and The Links at Spanish Bay. Each bedroom renovation includes new furniture and accessories, new built-in desk and minibar space, updated marble fireplace, air conditioning, and technological enhancements. Bathrooms are being updated with new fixtures and lighting.

Meanwhile, interior and technology upgrades of Casa Palmero guestrooms planned for December and January will preserve the distinct style of this boutique, 24-room Mediterranean-style property.