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Granada Hotel & Bistro Opens In San Luis Obispo, California

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
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Granada is the first and only luxury boutique hotel in downtown San Luis Obispo, California’s third largest wine region. The hotel opened on October 29, featuring 17 rooms, a full-service restaurant, spa, specialty boutique and the city’s first rooftop lounge, welcoming a new level of urban chic to California’s Central Coast.

Granada is housed within an original 1920’s exposed brick building in downtown San Luis Obispo. A $5 million renovation restored the space’s original exterior character while offering a fresh and modern luxury experience within. The hotel’s 17 accommodations, including four sunny balcony suites, feature exposed brick walls, wood floors, marble top vanities, nickel-plated fixtures, Fili d’Oro Italian linens, goose down duvet and pillows, and signature seersucker robes. Custom art installations crafted by local artisans adorn each guest room the hotel’s public spaces.

At the heart of Granada is its inspiration: the beloved, pre-existing Granada Bistro, which has been re-imagined in industrial chic. The restaurant’s menu will include Spanish, Cuban and South American-inspired farm-to-table dishes, as well as tapas, small plates, Al Pastor, charcuterie and the freshest local seafood. The cuisine will be complemented by an eclectic range of Spanish and Latin American wines, and quintessential California varietals from local boutique producers.

Granada is also home to downtown San Luis Obispo’s first rooftop patio and lounge, where guests can dine on full dishes and small plate selections while enjoying live music and a sultry ambience. The hotel’s specialty boutique, Butch, will offer local cheese, meats, wine and specialty prepared picnic baskets.

A range of thoughtful guest amenities include complimentary bicycles equipped with maps and itineraries, weekly shoe shines, and glasses of local wine upon check-in. A cozy one-room spa will provide a mix of traditional and mystical treatments, available in the spa or in the privacy of guests’ room or suite.

Quintessential California activities abound beyond the hotel, including San Luis Obispo’s world-class wine country, vibrant downtown shopping, endless beach and outdoor adventures, miles of prime cycling terrain and one-of-a-kind cultural attractions such as Hearst Castle, Mission San Luis Obispo, and the famous Thursday Evening Farmers Market, located just one block from Granada.

Recently named the “Happiest Place in the USA” by National Geographic author Dan Buettner (featured on Oprah), San Luis Obispo’s warm community and picturesque natural landscape provide a breath of fresh air for city dwellers. With a population of 45,000, this coastal enclave offers cultural attractions, shopping and gourmet cuisine befitting of a larger city, at a relaxed pace.

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