California lodge unveils renovation, joins Autograph Collection

The Lodge at Sonoma (Calif.) has unveiled a propertywide transformation as part of joining Marriott International’s Autograph Collection. The redesign covered all of the hotel’s internal spaces, including all its 182 guestrooms, along with new dining concepts.

The property’s Mission-style architecture has been preserved as a tribute to the town’s Mission San Francisco Solano, while a refreshed front drive contains landscaping, a pergola and a fountain with fire features.

The open-concept lobby has floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the surrounding hills. Design elements include handwoven Mexican textiles and Native American-influenced artwork, along with a large custom tapestry with a historic representation of Sonoma Square’s Mission building. A live-edge wooden table—reclaimed from a 100-year-old oak tree—anchors a seating area.

Among the accommodations, the Cottage Suites and Cottage Rooms now have private outdoor soaking tubs and fireplaces in some rooms.

New in-room artwork across all accommodation types honors the skilled basket weaving of the region’s native Patwin, Wappo and Miwok tribes. Indigenous landscaping has also been added throughout the resort grounds, along with an outdoor sculptural art program honoring the four elements that inspired the Sonoma Mission—the region’s weather, water, land and building materials.

A version of this story appeared on Hotel Management’s sister site Travel Agent Central.

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