Monogram at BBGM helps design coastal-styled Paséa Hotel & Spa

The hotel’s design draws from the culture and the views of Huntington Beach.

The Paséa Hotel & Spa opened in Huntington Beach, Calif., as the newest addition to the Meritage Collection’s portfolio of luxury resorts in California and Hawaii. The 250-room hotel gives a modern spin on classic coastal styles, with emphasis given to open spaces, natural materials and organic furnishings. Scottsdale, Ariz.- and Washington, D.C.-based firm Monogram at BBGM was responsible for the design of all guestrooms and suites. Meanwhile, WATG was the design architect.

According to Monogram at BBGM principal Kathryn Mickel, the hotel’s design draws from the culture and the views of Huntington Beach. The design includes local artwork, distressed wood finishes and teak accents.

Included among the guestrooms are eight luxury one-bedroom suites and the 1,900-square-foot penthouse suite.


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There are 11 meeting rooms available across the hotel’s 34,000 square feet of event space. Multifunctional spaces range from the 8,400-square-foot ballroom and adjoining 14,000-square-foot Ocean Lawn to the more intimate Blue Room that has a firepit and terrace.

For dining, the property has Tanner’s, which offers ocean views through its floor-to-ceiling windows, two bars and two floors of outdoor patio seating. Adjacent to the hotel study is the Blend Café.

Meanwhile, the Balinese-inspired Aarna Spa has eight treatment rooms, salon, relaxation room and an outdoor garden across its 5,800 square feet. Other amenities include a fitness center, Jacuzzi and two infinity-edge pools.

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