The Grande Colonial unveils a $4 million renovation of its guest rooms and suites, including a majority of the bathrooms. The project, completed in phases, building-by-building, floor-by-floor, was completed in March of 2019. Interior design was provided by Warren Sheets Design, Inc., a San Francisco-based architectural and interior design firm, the same design firm used for the two most recent renovations of the hotel lobby, and meeting spaces.
At the same time of the 2019 room renovation, the hotel unveiled the completion of another historic restoration project, the adjacent Swansea Apartments, originally constructed in 1927 by local designer and builder, William B. Melhorn of the Melhorn Construction Company. The Tudor-style building and four apartments have been completely restored and converted into four, 1-bedroom suites, and are now a part of the Grande Colonial's total 97-room inventory.
- MICHELIN GUIDE RECOGNITION:
The first-ever MICHELIN Guide, which has continued to evolve and expand internationally and has served as a trusted source and companion to travelers and foodies alike since 1926, was unveiled in the State of California. NINE-TEN was recognized within this Guide as a "Plate Distinction" Restaurant, amongst a very exclusive group of restaurants.