California hotel – Orland CA http://orland-ca.com/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 04:51:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://orland-ca.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.jpg California hotel – Orland CA http://orland-ca.com/ 32 32 Hotel under construction in California catches fire https://orland-ca.com/hotel-under-construction-in-california-catches-fire/ Wed, 13 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://orland-ca.com/hotel-under-construction-in-california-catches-fire/ A massive fire engulfs a four-story hotel under construction in Camarillo as Main Street is closed over fears the building could collapse. Social media posts from local residents revealed that the structure was a hotel under construction. Details posted by the Ventura County Police Scanner account on Twitter indicate that additional aerial ladders, along with […]]]>

A massive fire engulfs a four-story hotel under construction in Camarillo as Main Street is closed over fears the building could collapse.

Social media posts from local residents revealed that the structure was a hotel under construction. Details posted by the Ventura County Police Scanner account on Twitter indicate that additional aerial ladders, along with at least five other engines, were called to the scene.

“Fires in multiple locations now reported. Power lines also on fire,” one tweet read.

The four-story hotel was being built near Las Posas Road and Ventura Boulevard, where the Camarillo Premium Outlets are located, along with other hotels, stores and restaurants. One Twitter user wrote: “Well there’s a structural fire at the Camarillo Outlets…the new hotels they were building.”

An unofficial fire news account on Twitter shared a terrifying video of firefighters working to put out the flames.

At the time of the fire, @CAFireScanner reported spot fires near US-101, causing the California Highway Patrol to close the freeway in both directions. It is not known if there were any injuries or deaths caused by the fire.

Early reports also indicated that first responders were anticipating the building’s collapse.

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A California hotel under construction catches fire and sends giant flames near a main highway https://orland-ca.com/a-california-hotel-under-construction-catches-fire-and-sends-giant-flames-near-a-main-highway/ Tue, 12 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://orland-ca.com/a-california-hotel-under-construction-catches-fire-and-sends-giant-flames-near-a-main-highway/ A Southern California hotel that was under construction caught fire on Tuesday, sending massive flames near a major thoroughfare and a column of smoke over Ventura County, authorities said. Just before 7:30 p.m. the Ventura County Fire Department reported the fire on the second floor of the four-story hotel just off the 101 freeway in […]]]>

A Southern California hotel that was under construction caught fire on Tuesday, sending massive flames near a major thoroughfare and a column of smoke over Ventura County, authorities said.

Just before 7:30 p.m. the Ventura County Fire Department reported the fire on the second floor of the four-story hotel just off the 101 freeway in Camarillo, about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

Minutes later, the department said on Twitter that heavy gunfire also spread to the upper floors of the building.

No injuries were immediately reported.

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Firefighters near a large structure fire named the Promenade Fire near the 101 freeway in Southern California on Tuesday.Robert Navarro / @VCFD_PIO via Twitter

The department said parts of the freeway were briefly closed in both directions due to exposed power lines.

The agency’s spokesperson said the smoke seen drifting over the county was from the blaze, dubbed the Promenade Fire.

Dramatic video captured by drivers on the 101 Freeway showed huge flames appearing to engulf the entire structure just feet from the road.

More images have appeared to show nearby localized fires.

Firefighters have not identified a possible cause.

The Ventura County Star, a local newspaper, reported that the building was part of a development with a convention center, hotels and restaurants.

Sarah Kaufman contributed.

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Opinion: Senate Bill 93 authorizes California hospitality industry union reshuffle https://orland-ca.com/opinion-senate-bill-93-authorizes-california-hospitality-industry-union-reshuffle/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://orland-ca.com/opinion-senate-bill-93-authorizes-california-hospitality-industry-union-reshuffle/ The Terranea Resort at Rancho Palos Verdes. Photo courtesy of the station California pretends to help businesses recover from the pandemic. But actions matter more than words. A proposed new $3.2 million fine for the Southern California resort town of Terranea – imposed by the state’s labor commissioner under the hotel employee rehiring order, Senate […]]]>
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The Terranea Resort at Rancho Palos Verdes. Photo courtesy of the station

California pretends to help businesses recover from the pandemic. But actions matter more than words.

A proposed new $3.2 million fine for the Southern California resort town of Terranea – imposed by the state’s labor commissioner under the hotel employee rehiring order, Senate Bill 93 – demonstrates that the state still cares more about its union cronies than about its job creators and the people they employ.

The state’s Industrial Relations Department announced the fine in a loud statement to the press. “The law makes it clear that workers in the hospitality and service sectors should be given priority to return to the same or similar positions when their former employer reopens,” Labor Commissioner Lilia García-Brower said.

In fact, the law is clear as mud. This ambiguity created by the state legislature is a landmine for well-meaning hotels whose interpretation of “same or similar” is different from that of state bureaucrats.

The Los Angeles Times and others breathlessly echoed the SB 93 version of the state, despite the commissioner’s quote being do not a statement of fact. The station said in the press that it was pursuing all legal options, and with good reason. A careful reading of the media coverage demonstrates that the justification for the fine is not worth the paper it is written on.

The state calculates the fine based on 53 employees it says were not rehired under California’s “right to recall” law. But the Times and others buried a crucial caveat in the text of the story: “The labor commissioner’s citation listed five workers… who have not yet been contacted to return to their former jobs.”

It’s understood? Only five of the 53 workers did not receive a job offer at the hotel. This means that the others are either currently working there, or were offered the job and succeeded. Indeed, the station said the same thing in press releases to the Orange County Register and others, and said it believed it was following the state’s ambiguously worded law.

In other words, the $3.2 million fine isn’t based on workers who didn’t get jobs — it’s based on workers who wouldn’t have gotten their jobs in the good order, according to the Byzantine text of a law that few understand.

It’s a classic California case of a made-up “breach” where no one was hurt. Trial attorneys have weaponized this complexity for years using the Private State Attorney General Act.

Unions are also involved. The state noted that the controversial hotel workers‘ union Unite Here Local 11 was responsible for the claims against Terranea – after waging a fruitless years-long war to organize the property’s associates.

The union was also remarkably (some would say suspiciously) anticipating the press strategy of the labor commissioner. Union president Kurt Peterson tweeted a link to the labor commissioner’s press announcement several minutes before it went out to the public.

This kangaroo court – where the state partners with powerful interest groups to act as judge, jury and executioner over targeted industries – might be acceptable in the former Soviet Union, but it’s a shame to see it in present-day California.

California can help its business recover from the pandemic by reducing the complexity of its laws, rather than inventing new ways to penalize businesses.

Tom Manzo is president of the California Business and Industrial Alliance.

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Fullerton Heritage Features Local Landmark #14: The California Hotel https://orland-ca.com/fullerton-heritage-features-local-landmark-14-the-california-hotel/ Mon, 21 Feb 2022 21:50:21 +0000 https://orland-ca.com/fullerton-heritage-features-local-landmark-14-the-california-hotel/ The California Hotel, now Villa del Sol (305 N Harbor Blvd), opened as a Class A hotel on January 15, 1922, with 22 apartments, 55 rooms, 10 first-floor storefronts, two kitchens, one bathroom dining room and a large elaborate dining room. The three-story Spanish Colonial Revival U-shaped stucco-on-brick building included a landscaped courtyard, something not […]]]>

The California Hotel, now Villa del Sol (305 N Harbor Blvd), opened as a Class A hotel on January 15, 1922, with 22 apartments, 55 rooms, 10 first-floor storefronts, two kitchens, one bathroom dining room and a large elaborate dining room. The three-story Spanish Colonial Revival U-shaped stucco-on-brick building included a landscaped courtyard, something not found in other downtown developments. The modern hotel was one of the few buildings constructed with funds raised by public subscription. It was also the only one built to replace a public toilet block. The building was designed by renowned Anaheim architect, Mr. Eugene Durfee, who also developed plans for the adjacent Chapman Building. The hotel quickly became the social hub of Fullerton, quickly becoming the place to stay when visiting the area.

California Hotel in the 1920s. Photo courtesy of Fullerton Heritage.

In 1964, the owners planned to demolish the hotel and build a car wash. After serious opposition to this plan from the community, in 1965 the hotel was redeveloped into a series of small shops, restaurants and offices. The building lost some of its visual effect when it was converted for commercial use, particularly when a new two-storey addition was added to the front, surrounding the courtyard.

The new owners in 1995 agreed to construct the necessary seismic structural upgrades in a manner that would not visually impact the building, thereby preserving one of Fullerton’s major historic buildings. Although the building is a designated local landmark, the addition on the front makes it ineligible for listing on the National Register.

The current owners take care of the property and are no doubt proud that it turned 100 on January 15, 2022.

Villa Del Sol Plaza today. Photo courtesy of Fullerton Heritage.

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California hotel sales survey finds 510 deals that total nearly $10 billion https://orland-ca.com/california-hotel-sales-survey-finds-510-deals-that-total-nearly-10-billion/ Mon, 07 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://orland-ca.com/california-hotel-sales-survey-finds-510-deals-that-total-nearly-10-billion/ The La Quinta Resort & Club, Curio Collection by Hilton, in La Quinta, Calif., was one of the most expensive hotel deals in the state in 2021 at $255 million. Excerpt from CoStar Portfolio sales, upscale hotels and capital-raising deals have pushed California hotel sales and total dollar volume to new highs in […]]]>


The La Quinta Resort & Club, Curio Collection by Hilton, in La Quinta, Calif., was one of the most expensive hotel deals in the state in 2021 at $255 million.

Excerpt from CoStar

Portfolio sales, upscale hotels and capital-raising deals have pushed California hotel sales and total dollar volume to new highs in 2021.

By any measure, 2021 has been a banner year for hotel deals in California.

The 2021 Year-End California Hotel Sales Survey reports that there were 510 hotel deals for the year, up 71% from 2020 and above the record high. 2014 of 399 offers. Total dollar volume was $9.93 billion, a 204% increase over last year and more than the 2015 record high of $9.5 billion. At $265 million, the Montage Healdsburg was the most expensive deal in the state.

The state also set new record prices per key. The median price per key reached $137,877, a 23% increase from 2020 and higher than the previous high of $121,907 in 2019. Thirteen deals included a price of $1 million per key, another record , and that includes the Alila Ventana Big Sur twice because it sold twice in the year for over $2.5 million each time. Three other hotels also sold for more than $2 million per key, another record.

Looking at company records, Atlas Chairman Alan Reay said California has never sold more than 400 hotels before, but in 2021 they topped 500. The state has typically average transaction volume in the low to mid-$300s. In terms of total dollar volume, hotel sales are typically around $5 billion in total.

The state saw a number of high-priced bids, including Montage Healdsburg; the La Quinta Resort & Club, Curio Collection by Hilton; the Alila Ventana; the Luxe Rodeo Drive hotel in Beverly Hills; and the Four Seasons Resort and Residence Napa Valley, which helped boost dollar volumes and prices per key, but many of the transactions that increased total sales were for smaller properties.

One of the main factors driving up total transactions was portfolio sales, namely the sale of Extended Stay America and its stapled real estate investment trust, ESH Hospitality, as well as CorePoint Lodging, did he declare. The Extended Stay America deal included more than 500 hotels across the United States, and many of them were in California.

The Extended Stay America deal with Blackstone and Starwood Capital was struck because extended stay hotels are a highly desirable commodity, not only from a new construction perspective, but also from a resale perspective, a- he declared. Overall, labor costs go up and the extended stay product doesn’t have the same labor requirements, especially when people stay longer.

“These assets are trading at really high prices per room,” he said. “It’s been a pretty quick shift from people who have owned them for a long time to people who have opened them for the past few years, where they look at what they thought they could trade and then sell today because they’re sell at such a price. great premium over what they signed these projects for when they first built them.

Blackstone selling Motel 6 pools also accounted for a large portion of transactions recorded in 2021, he added.

Click here to read the full article on CoStar.

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Romantic hotel stays in California for Valentine’s Day https://orland-ca.com/romantic-hotel-stays-in-california-for-valentines-day/ Wed, 02 Feb 2022 15:00:10 +0000 https://orland-ca.com/romantic-hotel-stays-in-california-for-valentines-day/ Warning: If you’re reading this now, you might be too late to book the Valentine’s Day getaway you and yours might be really, really ready for. But I am ready to help. Here are the ingredients for 10 romantic follies from San Diego to San Francisco. Some are expensive enough to deeply test the depths […]]]>

Warning: If you’re reading this now, you might be too late to book the Valentine’s Day getaway you and yours might be really, really ready for.

But I am ready to help. Here are the ingredients for 10 romantic follies from San Diego to San Francisco. Some are expensive enough to deeply test the depths of your affections and/or bank account. Some are on the rustic side (adventure yurt, anyone?) All have a memorable sense of place, with privacy. And for all of them, I also offered an exit.

Of course, there are hundreds of memorable California hotels and inns beyond this list. But it’s a first-hand collection, made up of accommodations I’ve stayed in, inspected, or wandered around. (As if I owned the place, of course.)

On the subject of dates, there are three footnotes to keep in mind this year. First, since Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday, some people will choose to celebrate the previous Friday or Saturday, or a week later. Perhaps this will relieve the usual crunch of reservations.

Second, the Feb. 13 Super Bowl at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood filled many hotels that might otherwise be Valentine’s Day contenders. So, to avoid serving disappointment, I’ve left downtown Los Angeles off of this list.

Third, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, California “requires the wearing of masks in all indoor public places, regardless of vaccination status,” through Feb. 15. Also for pandemic reasons, many hotels have suspended room service, reduced housekeeping visits and reduced entertainment options. Additionally, many hotels and restaurants currently require proof of vaccination before they let you in.

PS Let me tell you now that the Montage Laguna Beach and the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur are not on this list. They’re gorgeous places (I’ve hiked both), and they seem to pop up every time someone makes a list like this. But, in late January, I couldn’t find a room at either hotel, any night in February, for less than about $1300. No matter how much you love that special someone, I bet you’d still prefer to spend less than that.

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Southern California hotel sold to New York investor to bet on hotel revival https://orland-ca.com/southern-california-hotel-sold-to-new-york-investor-to-bet-on-hotel-revival/ Mon, 24 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://orland-ca.com/southern-california-hotel-sold-to-new-york-investor-to-bet-on-hotel-revival/ A New York group has bought a coastal hotel in Santa Barbara County betting that improvements in the hospitality industry will stay on track. AWH Partners has purchased the 158-bedroom Kimpton Goodland from 5650 Calle Real in Goleta, Calif., for an undisclosed price in late 2021, according to a Jan. 20 statement from the buyer. […]]]>

A New York group has bought a coastal hotel in Santa Barbara County betting that improvements in the hospitality industry will stay on track.

AWH Partners has purchased the 158-bedroom Kimpton Goodland from 5650 Calle Real in Goleta, Calif., for an undisclosed price in late 2021, according to a Jan. 20 statement from the buyer. The seller was San Francisco-based hotel investor KHP Capital Partners.

The property sold for $33 million, according to a source familiar with the matter. KHP bought the hotel for around $41 million in September 2015, according to CoStar data.

Representatives for the buyer and seller did not respond to requests for comment.

Russell Flicker, founder and managing partner of AWH Partners, said in the statement that the hotel was acquired “on an extremely attractive basis that we could never have achieved before the pandemic.” He said the investment company plans to renovate and rename the hotel.

“With minimal new supply, a general lack of available sites, and high land prices, the Santa Barbara market presents high barriers to entry, and we are pleased to have found this attractive opportunity, which has never been offered to the public on the same terms,” Flicker said in the statement.

The property, built in 1969, had operated as a Holiday Inn and was renovated and renamed in 2014.

The Santa Barbara-Santa Maria hotel market has about 11,000 hotels with a high percentage of luxury or upscale hotels, according to CoStar data. Over the past 12 months, hotel sales totaled about $112 million in the market, up from the previous 12 months when $22.6 million in sales were made, according to CoStar data. .

The Goodland was one of five hotels acquired by AWH in 2021. These investments totaled $240 million and the company plans to inject approximately $30 million to renovate the properties.

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Centennial Northern California Hotel Offers Guests a Redwoods Getaway https://orland-ca.com/centennial-northern-california-hotel-offers-guests-a-redwoods-getaway/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 21:33:45 +0000 https://orland-ca.com/centennial-northern-california-hotel-offers-guests-a-redwoods-getaway/ It’s good to slow down every now and then and just take in the beauty that Northern California has to offer. When you discover it’s vacation time, this historic North Coast hotel will welcome you with open arms. Founded almost a century ago, this hotel is nestled in the redwood forest and has something for […]]]>


It’s good to slow down every now and then and just take in the beauty that Northern California has to offer. When you discover it’s vacation time, this historic North Coast hotel will welcome you with open arms. Founded almost a century ago, this hotel is nestled in the redwood forest and has something for everyone. For a quiet retreat among the majestic redwoods, the Benbow Historic Inn is the place to be!

In these uncertain times, keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket-to-visit list at a later date.


What do you think? Are you ready to drop it all and get away from it all at this redwood hotel? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!


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Police respond to woman in distress kill man in California hotel https://orland-ca.com/police-respond-to-woman-in-distress-kill-man-in-california-hotel-2/ Tue, 21 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://orland-ca.com/police-respond-to-woman-in-distress-kill-man-in-california-hotel-2/ Police have been called to report that a woman in distress at an Ontario hotel shot dead a man she was with in a room on Monday, Dec. 20, authorities said. #BREAKING 1 man dead after shooting involving officer at hotel near Ontario airporthttps://t.co/nOi45TTOmF — ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) December 21, 2021 Officers responded to […]]]>

Police have been called to report that a woman in distress at an Ontario hotel shot dead a man she was with in a room on Monday, Dec. 20, authorities said.

Officers responded to reports of a woman screaming for help at the Quality Inn Ontario airport convention center at 5 p.m., said Constable Eliseo Guerrero, a spokesperson for the Ontario Police Department. Ontario. They were directed to a room occupied by a man and an injured woman.

At least one officer opened fire during the encounter, Guerrero said. The man in the room was shot and later pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman who was with him was taken to a nearby hospital with injuries she sustained before officers arrived, Guerrero said. These were not considered life threatening.

No officers were injured.

The identity of the deceased man as well as other information about the shooting and the events leading up to it were not immediately released. Police had not said whether the deceased man was armed as of 8:30 p.m.

Possible narcotics were found in the room, so hazmat experts were called in to make sure the area was safe to work in, Guerrero said. This caused some delay in the initial investigation.

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Police respond to woman in distress kill man in California hotel https://orland-ca.com/police-respond-to-woman-in-distress-kill-man-in-california-hotel/ Tue, 21 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://orland-ca.com/police-respond-to-woman-in-distress-kill-man-in-california-hotel/ Police have been called to report that a woman in distress at an Ontario hotel shot dead a man she was with in a room on Monday, Dec. 20, authorities said. #BREAKING 1 man dead after shooting involving officer at hotel near Ontario airporthttps://t.co/nOi45TTOmF — ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) December 21, 2021 Officers responded to […]]]>

Police have been called to report that a woman in distress at an Ontario hotel shot dead a man she was with in a room on Monday, Dec. 20, authorities said.

Officers responded to reports of a woman screaming for help at the Quality Inn Ontario airport convention center at 5 p.m., said Constable Eliseo Guerrero, a spokesperson for the Ontario Police Department. Ontario. They were directed to a room occupied by a man and an injured woman.

At least one officer opened fire during the encounter, Guerrero said. The man in the room was shot and later pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman who was with him was taken to a nearby hospital with injuries she sustained before officers arrived, Guerrero said. These were not considered life threatening.

No officers were injured.

The identity of the deceased man as well as other information about the shooting and the events leading up to it were not immediately released. Police had not said whether the deceased man was armed as of 8:30 p.m.

Possible narcotics were found in the room, so hazmat experts were called in to make sure the area was safe to work in, Guerrero said. This caused some delay in the initial investigation.

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