Moroccan elite art inspires California’s 1929 historic hotel

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The Cypress Inn of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, the iconic historic property co-owned with legendary Hollywood actress and animal rights enthusiast Doris Day has debuted a Glam-Meets-Morocco interior renovation inspired by its Mediterranean footprint. The hotel which has been a landmark boutique hotel of the Central Coast since 1929 is part of the elite collection of Carmel Boutique Inns offers a classic boutique experience definitive of Carmel with gracious ambiance and decoration, personalized service, surprising amenities, dog-friendly extras and fascinating history.
Julie Gardner a Carmel-based designer of Jan Gardner & Associates placed her designing vision to reality with a residential-style interior design on the 44 spacious, newly renovated guestrooms, the intimate Terry’s Lounge restaurant and the sunlit garden courtyard all of which to embody classic hospitality and old-world luxury. Cypress Inn also raises the bar for canine as the original pet-friendly property in Carmel-by-the–Sea. The Inn’s premise also includes the romantic Queen Tower Suites, the highest point at the Cypress Inn with its sweeping ocean views.
The new style is a combined art of a Hollywood glam with Spanish-Moroccan overtones in a fresh spiced-tone palette of paprika, ginger and clove. The new design of the two distinct guestroom palettes is also an integration art skill with the local artisans. It will be furnished with textured fabrics, in-room fireplaces, sunken tubs and custom wrought iron guest beds which are set in cooler tones of camel and silver with alder wood furnishings. Windows are of Moroccan-inspired treatments for guestrooms, Casablanca shutters and deluxe shades as well as mosaic tiles, contemporary calf-skin studded chairs, limestone bathrooms and alabaster Moroccan-themed lanterns.
The existence of the new iPod docking stations will round out the upgrades along with a daily breakfast, filtered water, and evening turndown service, fresh flowers, the Gilchrist & Soames amenities, flat-screen televisions and complimentary WiFi.