California Resorts


Pasea Hotel & Spa—California's Newest Luxury Resort

21080 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, California
(714) 698-6100

General Manager Scott Blakeslee
The hotel staff and the community are the best! We have more than 34,600 square feet of event space and a 14,600-square-foot event lawn, perfect for weddings, family and company get-togethers. I invite all of you to check us out. It's an experience you will never forget.”

By Chris MacDonald

For months, I've watched with curiosity, the careful construction of California's newest coastal luxury resort--Pasea Hotel & Spa—south of the famous HB Pier, off Pacific Coast Highway and Huntington Street. It just opened and I decided to drop in unannounced and check it out. Greeting guests was friendly Concierge Justin Ratowsky, who said he'd be glad to give me a tour.


Justin Ratowsky, Concierge

What I saw was the biggest new wow” in California destinations. From its artistic lobby wall design featuring 1,400 actual flip flops, its complimentary guest bikes and pedicab rides to the beach and HB Pier, its indoor/outdoor Blue Room with fire pits overlooking the ocean, its hallway composite mural of actual local beach trash, including beach toys, shovels, pails, to its elevated Treehouse open air bar with breathtaking views of the Pacific to its Tanner Restaurant (featuring delights like roasted salmon, mussels and grilled kale chicken Caesar salad) to its hardwood floors, light and airy modern coastal chic, to its unique, exterior, vertical, multi-story ocean video imagery (that can be seen on the Pier), to its Balinese-inspired AARNA Spa, complete with an anti-stress relaxation garden, to the cheerful and knowledgeable staff, who go to great lengths to make each stay memorable.

But what do the guests think? It's the coolest hotel I've ever been in,” said 10-year-old Amada Blake from Concord, California. The services they offer are incredible. We took a pedicab to the beach, complete with a packed lunch and got surfing lessons. I learned that ‘Pasea' means to take a stroll in Spanish and we've been strolling in all directions since we got here.”

I ran into Chapman University-film grad, Michael Bolen, who has worked on many top movie and TV shows, and was a guest at Pasea. The local resident, who also is a Broker Associate at Huntington Beach Realty, gave us the inside scoop on the luxurious hotel: I stayed on the fifth floor and highly- recommend the west-facing rooms for the most spectacular Sunset views. This is a great place, not only for visitors to Surf City USA but for us locals. The Treehouse open air bar/lounge offers one of the most spectacular views of the coastline and has become the new HB hotspot for families and friends.”

Even balconies in the 250-room Pasea fit perfectly into the ocean theme and are wave-shaped. You can see the uniqueness created by the Pacific Hospitality Group and RD Olson Development in the newest part of the Meritage Collection. Guests even receive a complimentary bottle of Trinitas Wine from a Napa Valley winery owned by Tim Busch, who also is CEO of the Pacific Hospitality Group.

Head Chef Igor Krichmar

Formerly of Wynn—Las Vegas and other top culinary places, Head Chef Igor Krichmar loves working in front of guests who look at the kitchen (through floor-to-ceiling glass), which features a wood-fired inferno centerpiece.” It's such a delight to build a menu here,” said Krichmar, who also cooked at the Temecula Creek Inn. I've never worked in a more beautiful surrounding with such wonderful people. I love the challenge of exceeding customer expectations.”

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