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 Central Coast’s popular boutique hotel since 1929 and is part of the Carmel Boutique Inn’s elite collection. The place offers a classical boutique experience definitive of Carmel with beautiful ambiance and decoration, personalized service, dog-friendly extras, surprising amenities, and interesting 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 great for canine being 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, deluxe shades, Casablanca shutters, and mosaic tiles, modern calf-skin studded seats, alabaster Moroccan-themed lanterns and limestone baths.
Rounding out the upgrades is the existence of the new iPod docking stations and a daily breakfast as well, filtered water, and evening turndown service, fresh flowers, flat-screen tvs, the Gilchrist & Soames amenities, and free WiFi.