December 8, 2023
SANTA CRUZ, CA — Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection, has announced the completion of its property-wide renovation that includes the transformation of the guest arrival experience, enhanced lobby design, 8,000-square-feet of upgraded indoor and outdoor event space, reimagined amenities, and a premier dining experience at Solaire Restaurant + Bar. The modern redesign was led by EoA Group, and it features a juxtaposition of urban and forest elements, utilizing naturally sourced materials, and celebrates the Santa Cruz lifestyle with murals by local artist Jeremiah Kille.
“The transformation of Hotel Paradox breathes new life into Downtown Santa Cruz’s hospitality scene,” said Hotel Paradox GM Jason Williams in a press release. “Appealing to travelers, corporate groups, and locals, the property offers a true paradox of sustainability and wellness blended with refreshed touch, and serves as a must-visit destination with ongoing events, activations and community partnerships.”
Located less than an hour away from major Bay Area airports, the biophilic-designed hotel showcases live and preserved mosses, plants, and greenery throughout the property, with tree trunks incorporated in the lobby and energy-efficient LED lighting that complements the textural materials, polished stone, and wood grain that expands from the common spaces to each private room retreat. Surrounded by California Redwoods, the pool deck is a vibrant center of the hotel, steps away from the main lobby and guestrooms, and encompasses an outdoor terrace, hot tub, cabanas, and fire pit.
Solaire Restaurant + Bar, led by Executive Chef Stefen Shatto, pairs a nature/nurture themed American menu with sustainable, local ingredients inspired by East Asian flavors.
Additional amenities within the property include a 24/7 fitness center, complimentary skateboards and an on-property bike rental, free library book exchange, a pet-friendly guest experience, and a rooftop apiary with sustainable honey harvest.