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One Chaminade Lane

Santa Cruz, CA 95065

Reservations: (800) 283-6569

Resort Direct: (831) 475-5600

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Connie Hagston - Director of Sales & Marketing
Office: 831.465.3405

Ken Ellens - Ken Ellens Communications
Office 201.758.2864

Santa Cruz's Historic Chaminade Resort & Spa Completes Multi-Million Dollar Transformation

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Santa Cruz, CA (August 4, 2020) – Considered one of Santa Cruz’s premier, luxury destination resorts with breathtaking views of Monterey Bay, the 156-room Chaminade Resort & Spa is celebrating the completion of an extensive, $10 million transformation. 
To restore the integrity of the beloved property’s 1930’s iconic Spanish Revival architecture, the property’s public spaces including a new arrival experience, spacious lobby, signature restaurant and lounge with spectacular views, the expansive outdoors and firepit areas as well as its 12,000 square feet of meeting and event space, provided an ideal canvas to renew the spirit and heritage of Chaminade’s endearing legacy.  
The exclusive 300-acre mountaintop retreat that is just minutes from the famed Santa Cruz Boardwalk and beaches, is a staycation playground nestled 300 feet above sea level towering over Santa Cruz with an abundance of outdoor leisure and recreational amenities that allow for ample physical distancing while still being able to remain socially connected.  Given the beauty of Chaminade’s natural surroundings, scenic hiking trails, disc golf, tennis and pickleball, corn hole, bocce ball, a sparkling outdoor pool and hot tub, fitness center with Peloton bikes, a full-service spa* and four new personal firepits perfect for enjoying the spectacular California sunsets and bay views, guests have a myriad of options from which to choose including just soaking up the scenery.    *(The resort’s spa is temporarily closed at this time). 
The refreshed design elements emphasize a Spanish-modern aesthetic that comes through with bold, colorful tiles and features that embrace the property’s heritage as seen in the Spanish arches and exposed decorative wood beams.  Upon entering the lobby, an impressive grand entry stairway is accented with bold tiles and warm woods with a towering, arched glass ceiling above that showcases the beautiful California sky. 
San Francisco Bay Area-based EDG Interior Architecture & Design was the interior design firm responsible for reimagining Chaminade.  “Our goal was to enhance the overall guest experience by restoring the integrity and romance of the property,”  said EDG President and CEO Jennifer Johanson.  “We created multiple indoor/outdoor social spaces to optimize the guest’s connection to the outdoors.” 
The resort’s new restaurant and lounge, The View, was warmly redesigned to be reminiscent of a traditional Hacienda style home anchored by a massive fireplace that is a central focal point.  Among Chaminade’s most sought out and iconic settings is The View terrace, accented with string lights, sleek high top bar stools and four tops all socially spaced and overlooking towering treetops and the sparkling waters of Monterey Bay.   

The resort’s almost 12,000 square-feet of flexible meeting space and event venues, along with its expansive outdoor spaces, were also included in the overall transformation following the same classic, understated Spanish elegance interior design styles and patterns.  A stunning new 2,800 square-foot ballroom was created by combining two rooms into the new Seascape Ballroom that features two sets of French doors opening onto the lushly landscaped courtyard and fireside patio with spectacular bay views.  This venue, along with its expansive terraces makes for a picturesque backdrop for weddings, vow renewals and special occasions. 
Capitalizing on the resort’s stunning natural surroundings and enhancing the overall outdoor guest experience was a key element of the new design and transformation.  “Chaminade’s awe-inspiring beauty and mountaintop views with 300 plus acres of nature to explore, is what sets this resort apart from any other in Santa Cruz,” said General Manager Kevin Herbst.  “Its manicured lawns and gardens allow ample space for guests to enjoy the hiking trails, their privacy, or sit by a personal fire pit on the lawn and enjoy a gourmet picnic basket and bottle of wine.” 
Chaminade recently completed an $8 million renovation that transformed all 156 guest rooms, suites, bathrooms and corridors reflective of Santa Cruz’s artisan community.  Many of the design elements were inspired by the city’s railroad industry, vintage technology and pay homage to Santa Cruz’s history and vibrant arts culture.  The resort’s accommodations are spread across 11 two-story villas, half of which feature direct entry from the outdoors with many offering spacious patios and balconies shaded by towering Eucalyptus trees.  
Chaminade Resort & Spa’s summer rates begin at $299 a night.  For more information about Chaminade Resort & Spa, visit online at or call 831-475-5600.   
About Chaminade Resort & Spa 
Nestled on 300 acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains and considered one of Santa Cruz’s premier destination resorts, the newly renovated Chaminade Resort & Spa is pet friendly and features 156 guestrooms including 44 suites, two restaurants and lounge, a full-service spa and fitness center and approximately 12,000 square feet of meeting space that is IACC certified.  Additionally, the mountaintop retreat also features an abundance of outdoor recreational activities including tennis, pickleball, multiple hiking trails on property, corn hole, disc golf, bocce ball and four fire pits.  The resort is located just minutes from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, its beaches, galleries and vintage shops.  For reservations and information, call 800-283-6569 or visit  Follow us here on Facebook and Instagram.  Chaminade Resort & Spa is managed by Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® and owned by Pebblebrook Hotel Trust. Chaminade Resort & Spa is located at One Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz, California, 95065.  
About Pebblebrook Hotel Trust 

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust ("REIT") and the largest owner of urban and resort lifestyle hotels in the United States. The Company owns 53 hotels, totaling approximately 13,200 guestrooms across 14 urban and resort markets, with a focus on the west coast gateway cities. For more information, visit and follow us at @PebblebrookPEB.  
About Benchmark Resorts & Hotels®

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® features the finest in lodging, dining, recreational and meeting accommodations.  Featuring unique and distinctive properties renown for exceptional service and for creating unforgettable memory-making experiences, it is the signature portfolio of BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, which has been a leading USbased hospitality management company for nearly 40 years.  Many Benchmark Resort & Hotels' properties are certified by IACC, the association that represents the finest meeting venues and services globally, and many have also been recognized with the coveted Benchmark Conference Centers® certification of meeting excellence. To become a fan on Facebook, visit:  Follow us on Twitter at:, on Instagram at:, and on Pinterest at:  

About EDG Design

Headquartered in Marin, with offices in Dallas and Singapore, EDG has developed dynamic design solutions in the restaurant and hospitality industry for 30 years.  With expertise in branding, strategy and design, EDG presents authentic stories with the power to transform spaces while creating value for owners and operators.  EDG is currently engaged with independent hotels, resorts and destination restaurants around the globe. 

Carol Baetzel
Phone: 602-931-5422