Autograph Collection Expands US Portfolio

The Autograph Collection, Marriott International’s portfolio of upscale, independent hotels, has announced its continued growth in the US with the debut of three new hotels, including its first hotels in California, this spring. With the new additions, the collection will grow to include nearly 45 independent hotels, with plans to reach its 50 hotel milestone by yearend.

The news follows the announcement of Autograph Collection’s debut in Germany this summer with the opening of the Hotel am Steinplatz, following an extensive renovation.

The Autograph Collection’s first hotels in California include the Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa (pictured) in Lake Arrowhead, and the luxury boutique Hotel Adagio in San Francisco. Autograph Collection also welcomes the historic Hotel Blackhawk, located in Davenport, Iowa.

The vision behind the Autograph Collection is to offer a group of upscale hotels that fall under distinct categories of travel experiences, including “Culinary Delight”, “Artistic Getaway”, “Historic Exploration” and “Sporting Adventure”. The addition of these three independent hotels marks the latest milestone for the Autograph Collection.

Following an extensive $26 million dollar renovation, the historic Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa reopened in April as part of the Autograph Collection. Selected to join the collection based on its notable architectural and historical significance, the lodge was previously known as the Arlington Lodge, which opened in 1923, overlooking the Lake Arrowhead. The resort features 162 guest rooms and 11 suites. The Lakeview rooms have views of Lake Arrowhead, while their Alpine rooms face the mountainside.

The resort features the “Spa of the Pines”, a full service salon and modern fitness studio. Dining venues include: BIN189, and Mountain Aroma.

Originally built in 1929, Hotel Adagio (pictured) is a landmark structure located in the heart of San Francisco’s Union Square district. It is within walking distance to shopping, dining and entertainment as well as key attractions including the Moscone Center, Market Street, North Beach, Chinatown and three of the city’s historic theaters. The luxury hotel features Spanish colonial revival architecture.

Hotel Adagio’s recent multi-million renovation includes textured backdrops comprised of warm coffee tones and punctuated with vibrant pops of color – fresh green and deep grape in the hotel’s guest rooms, and rich orange and cranberry in the public spaces. Distinctive furniture pieces, extensive woodwork and custom marble mosaics complete the design. Each of the 171 rooms and suites is infused with modern décor, luxurious linens, and the latest technology. Floor Sixteen – the Penthouse level – of the property boasts two suites, three rooms, 1,200 square feet of meeting space, and an outdoor terrace featuring skyline views.

Having reopened in 2010 after a multimillion-dollar renovation, The Hotel Blackhawk (formerly The Blackhawk Hotel) first opened its doors in 1910. The hotel offers 130 renovated guestrooms and suites with works created by local artists and designer touches throughout. Hotel amenities include a heated indoor pool and whirlpool hot tub that overlooks Davenport and the Mississippi River, The Black Hawk Fitness Center, spa and salon “Spa Luce”, and a business center.

A key highlight of the hotel is its unique bowling alley, “Blackhawk Bowl & Martini Lounge”, located on the lower level of the hotel.