The renowned Hyatt Carmel Highlands, which overlooks the Big Sur Coast, is gearing up for a milestone birthday. The upscale hotel announced Monday that, to celebrate its 100th year in 2017, the facility will undergo a series of upscale enhancements, all of which are inspired by the property’s refined charm and classic seaside setting. The hotel’s award-winning restaurant, Pacific’s Edge, along with the luxurious guest rooms, bar and lobby area are among the sections that will be part of the transformations, which will begin in the new year.
While the seaside views can’t be improved upon, guests will definitely note improvements on the inside, starting with the restaurant. Renovations will include refreshed decor and a new 40-seat, 1,200-square-foot outdoor patio. The heated open-air space will allow people to enjoy al fresco dining and dramatic ocean vistas year round. Once the refurbishments are complete, Pacific’s Edge will merge with the hotel’s casual bistro, California Market, to become one restaurant. A new menu is in the works that will offer the most popular items from both restaurants. The 50-page wine list at Pacific’s Edge will also be updated with more emphasis on the many excellent vintages from Monterey County. The new venue is scheduled to open during the second quarter of 2016.
“We are thrilled to offer our patrons these improvements,” said Mel Bettcher, managing director of the Hyatt Carmel Highlands. “This luxurious refresh will offer some new design elements, while maintaining the unique and authentic feel that has made visiting this property such a memorable experience for so many during the last century.”
In addition to the restaurant, guests will enjoy new furnishings, decor, color schemes, heating and air conditioning in the hotel’s 48 rooms inclusive of its 10 suites. The guestrooms’ refreshed look will draw upon the hotel’s upscale coastal ambience. The existing bar, Sunset Lounge, will be reconfigured to showcase the views of the Pacific coastline. New furnishings and living room style components will be added to the hotel’s lobby area, which will be outfitted to accommodate private parties of more than 100 guests.
During the restaurant upgrades, the hotel’s casual bistro California Market will offer a lively new menu along with brunch seven days per week. In addition, it will offer creative dinner selections from Pacific’s Edge. Highlights of the new California Market menu include chicken sofrito empanadas, local daily catch ceviche, Baja fish tacos, ahi quinoa salad, confit chicken torta and grilled cheese sandwich with braised short ribs.
Hyatt Carmel Highlands is located at 120 Highlands Drive, Carmel, California, USA, 93923. For more information you may call the hotel at 831-620-1234 or visit the website.