Hyatt Carmel Highlands Unveils Renovations for its Centennial Anniversary

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Hyatt Carmel Highlands, a northern California hotel that overlooks the Big Sur Coast, has completed one of its most extensive transformations in its 100-year history. Originally opened as the Highlands Inn, the hotel now features a remodeled lobby and redesigned guest rooms, restaurant, and lounge. 

Highlights include its 48 guestrooms, inclusive of 10 suites, with updated furnishings, décor, and color schemes; its gourmet restaurant California Market at Pacific's Edge's expanded, 40-seat, 1,200-square-foot patio, with a new menu and the addition of a glass-railed outdoor dining deck with sweeping vistas. 

The Sunset Lounge has been reconfigured to provide panoramic vistas of the coastline and the hotel's lobby area features new furnishings and living room-style components that can accommodate groups of more than 100.

"We are excited to announce the completion of this renovation, just in time to celebrate the centennial of the hotel," said James Cooper, Hyatt Carmel Highlands' general manager/managing director. "These upgrades offer a fresh new look, fusing modern touches with the authentic ambiance that this iconic property is known for worldwide."

The hotel includes 4,945 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, including conference rooms and a redwood deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean. 

On Friday, July 28, Hyatt Carmel Highlands will kick off its centennial festivities with a "Local Legends" event celebrating Monterey County's acclaimed wines and winemakers, as well as the chefs who have made the area a foodie's paradise.