The ever-changing state of California is going through a rigorous phase of new hotel openings from boutique properties in West Hollywood right through high-end resorts in Napa Valley.

Visit California recently gave KARRYON the low-down on some of the newer properties opening their doors in 2018, each of which, have a unique style.

Four of the top ones to consider booking are:


InterContinental San Diego

It has been 30 years since the InterContinental was in San Diego and now with 400 rooms and suites plus a two-story Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, you too can call this the ideal home away from home.

The property comes with street-level restaurants and shops that will keep guests highly entertained, and there will be ample views of the bay on the 8,000 square foot fourth-floor pool deck. A sky bar and outdoor terrace on the 19th floor is where I will be.


Napa Valley – Vista Collina Resort

Newly opened and aiming to change the way it’s done in the Napa Valley, this place will offer guests the complete wine country experience by providing a tasting village. Yes, that is right, you will be able to sample the wines from the area at the Resort. Can you see yourself now with a beautiful bottle of wine, some cheese and crackers chilling out in the fields.

Spoilt for choice, this place even has a village that curates the best of Napa with nine tasting rooms.

Things to note, the property is pet-friendly, and they offer a complimentary shuttle to downtown Napa. Sweet. Be quick as there is a grand opening offer available. Check out their website now.


Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

The resort once known as the iconic Fess Parker Hotel has been completely renovated and rebranded to the new Hilton Santa Barabar Beachfront Resort. Featuring one of the largest outdoor pools in the area, the property boasts spacious guest rooms with views of either the garden, mountain or ocean. With the stunning backdrop of the Santa Ynez mountains and the fact that there are so many attractions close by, this location is the ideal setting to enjoy all that Santa Barbara has to offer.

The best part is you are a short walk to Santa Barbara, and the beach life is right at your feet.  Did I mention there is a wine tasting room? OH YEAH.


San Francisco – Lodge at the Presidio

This new Lodge at the Presidio will be the closest lodging in San Francisco to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge (yes can you see it in the back?) and will have unparalleled views of the bridge, the Presidio’s lush 300-acre forest and the infamous San Francisco Bay and the city skyline. The Lodge achieves the highest standard of sustainability and guests will see this first hand. Plus the property is pet-friendly, and there’s evening wine and cheese.


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