• Woodside Hotels to Manage Two New Properties

     
    POSTED March 8, 2017
     

California-based Woodside Hotels will take over the management of Dream Inn Santa Cruz and Indian Springs Calistoga. As California’s leading operator of independent upscale hotels, restaurants and spas, Woodside will grow the management portfolio of premier Northern California properties with these new additions.

“Over the years, we have worked to perfect the art of operating and marketing independent hotels; hotels that are steeped in their local character and charm,” says Greg Alden, CEO, Woodside Hotels. “These two preeminent properties reflect our vision with their irreplaceable locations, deep roots in their communities and their commitment to offering memorable experience that are distinctly California.”

Being a multimillion dollar property with its recent renovation, Dream Inn is the only beachfront hotel with every guest room featuring a view of Monterey Bay. The property boasts four-star amenities and services, quality rooms and a relaxing atmosphere.

Indian Springs Calistoga recently expanded and renovated with new cottages, bungalows and the opening of its first restaurant in 2015 called Sam’s Social. 

We are thrilled to manage these unique destination properties that embody the diversity and spirit that we seek in our collection of hotels,” says Alden. “We’re confident that Woodside’s sincere and unscripted hospitality will not only reignite excitement among longtime loyalists, but will attract new visitors to these remarkable resorts.” 

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Additional information included:

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