The Grand Old Lady of Laguna has no need for a facelift, but recently the Hotel Laguna's interior underwent an "up-do."
Georgia Andersen presided over the Oct. 13 rededication of the hotel to celebrate the extensive remodeling of its interior. The event was an homage to the history of the hotel and to her husband, Claes Andersen, who died in August 2010.
"This is really a momentous occasion for me," Andersen said. "Claes and I moved [to Laguna] in 1985. We were so happy to be here. We had the first grand opening of the hotel then. I feel he is here today and he is happy that the hotel is beautiful again."
The impetus for the renovation was the damage done in the December deluge to the second-floor ceilings, which had to be repaired, and walls that had to be repainted. Andersen decided the hotel deserved more than a few cans of paint.