HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA—Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel has completed a major hotel update, refreshing outdoor spaces, lobby, all 157 guestrooms, and opening a new restaurant. The updated rooms and public spaces incorporate modern graphics, ocean tones paired with retro-inspired prints and furnishings.
The refresh comes following the launch of a 1,600-sq.-ft. fitness center and adjacent 40-ft.-wide outdoor bouldering wall. Coastal design elements include rustic and tropical alternating wood planks and marine colors, and a multi-panel mural of the Huntington Beach Pier. In total, more than $3 million was dedicated to the updates since fall 2016.
One of the goals of the revamp was to capture the essence of the local surf culture and wrap elements of the coast into all areas of the property, according to Theresa Fatino. Design elements include striped and solid vinyl headboards, new carpet and detailed furnishings, including retro surf lamps and patterned love seats. The color palette includes range of blues, yellows, and greens, among others.
In addition, the Shorebreak opened Pacific Hideaway, a modern American restaurant, featuring a fusion of flavors from Southern California, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Japan. Pacific Hideaway’s signature statement pieces include roll-up garage doors, a large hand-carved bar depicting ocean waves, an expansive patio and lounge and views of Huntington Beach Pier and the Pacific Ocean. Fatino also incorporated vibrant colors, textures and decor, including handcrafted finds from Mexico, Indonesia and Japan.