After several months of stripping, gutting and remodeling, the Inn at Laguna Beach, 211 N. Coast Hwy., is taking the tape off its multimillion-dollar renovations Friday.
The upgrades started Feb. 28, and are complete except for the pool, which will reopen later in June, said General Manager Peggy Trott. The only areas not being renovated are the hallways and one ballroom. The last renovation was in 2001.
The hotel's owner, Classic Hotels & Resorts, along with L.A. interior designer John Cottrell of John Cottrell Co. in Los Angeles, collaborated on the design, which reflects an island, beachy vibe right down to the photos hanging on the wall.
"All of the photos in the hotel are of Laguna Beach, both old and new [images of the city]," Trott said.
All work was done with the environment in mind. By far the coolest is the birch wood key cards, which are 100% sustainable, Trott said.