Escape to the Central Coast's Newest Boutique Hotel, the Getaway in Carmel-By-The-Sea
Sister Property to Downtown Carmel's the Hideaway Completes Renovation
The Getaway, a 34-room boutique hotel located in the picturesque seaside village of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif., makes its debut mid-April 2018 following an extensive property-wide renovation and external refresh. The latest joint-venture asset between San Francisco-based PlumpJack Group and Meriwether Companies, The Getaway exudes a coastal, casual-chic vibe with design inspired by its surrounding natural environs.
Situated at the gateway to Downtown Carmel on Ocean Avenue and Junipero Street, the former Village Inn has been completely transformed into a modern beach retreat. The two-story property features 34 guest rooms, each with its own fireplace, and high-quality, thoughtful touchpoints including Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities and Doctor's Choice mattresses by Denver Mattress Co. for a restful night's sleep.
Napa, Calif.-based design firm, Shopworks, orchestrated the redesign of The Getaway in a color palette that takes cues from the sand, sky and sea. Furnishings, fabrics, and materials in white, natural, teak, and rattan are complemented by moments in gray and blue. White brick walls add a flash of bohemian energy, and subtle details such as houndstooth-print bed skirts and custom-made upholstered headboards add dimension in the guest rooms. In the bathrooms, geometric black, white and gray-tiled floors stand in dynamic contrast to the white surfaces in the space while sleek, oversized subway tiles and metal accents add texture and detail.
Walls washed in white create a bright, airy and welcoming atmosphere in the hotel lobby and reception area. Outside, a fire pit is the focal point of the terrace that sets the scene for socializing and lounging, and Blue French doors add a touch of storybook whimsy to the hotel's exterior.
“The Getaway has a playful, energetic and youthful personality—a distinct experience for families and the spirited lifestyle traveler who wants to live life out loud and explore the best of the destination,” says General Manager Kevin Krueger. “We're steps away from the downtown shops, restaurants and galleries, and the beach is just a short distance away.”
Among hotel amenities that celebrate the destination and encourage guests to discover the enchanting charm of Carmel-by-the-Sea are puzzles and coloring books to bring out the inner artist, beach toys, and pampered amenities for dogs including dog beds, bowls and treats.
The Getaway guest experience also includes complimentary deluxe continental breakfast daily, complete with housemade granola, yogurt parfaits, breakfast flatbreads, sweet & savory toasts, waffles with fruit, and coffee by Carmel Coffee Roasters in addition to a daily Sparkling Wine Hour on the outdoor terrace with savory snacks and sparkling wine cocktails.
“Carmel-by-the-Sea has the history, character and quaint lifestyle that we love so much at PlumpJack Group,” says Hilary Newsom, president and partner, PlumpJack Group. “We're thrilled to grow our presence here, to become a larger part of the community and give guests another way to experience the destination in addition to our first Carmel property, The Hideaway.”
The Getaway is a sister property to The Hideaway, a 24-room inn opened by PlumpJack Group and Meriwether Companies in spring 2016. With fireplaces in every room, elevated guest services, outdoor fire pits, cozy living area and newly upgraded courtyard, The Hideaway is an idyllic choice for couples who want a seaside escape from it all.
PlumpJack Group is a hospitality management company dedicated to creating unique individual experiences for its guests. Its portfolio includes award-winning wineries, acclaimed restaurants, nightclubs, bars, retail stores, catering services, and boutique hotels. PlumpJack Group began in 1992 when partner, former San Francisco mayor and current Lieutenant Governor of California, Gavin Newsom founded the first PlumpJack Wine Store on Fillmore Street with the goal of making the experience of wine discovery more fun and approachable for all customers - the connoisseur and the uninitiated alike. More than two decades later, under the leadership of Hilary Newsom and Jeremy Scherer, PlumpJack Group has established itself as the signature Northern California lifestyle and hospitality brand. www.plumpjack.com
Meriwether is a private real estate management, investment and development firm focused on residential, hospitality and restaurant / bar development in urban and resort markets. The firm is actively developing across the Western U.S. including Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Carmel-by-the-Sea, San Francisco and Olympic Valley (Squaw Valley Resort), Calif.; and Telluride, Boulder, Steamboat Springs, Eagle and Breckenridge, Colo. The firm's latest venture, Parlor Restaurant Group, is launching in August 2018 in Kansas City, Mo. The managing partners of Meriwether include Graham Culp, Gerry Engle, Noah Hahn and Garrett Simon. Meriwether's partners have developed and operated multiple high-end golf, dining and social clubs. For more information on Meriwether and its principals, please visit www.meriwetherco.com.