One of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most famous and adored properties is joining a hotel group that specializes in historic landmarks. Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel located in Berkeley is now sisters properties along with The Plaza in New York, Fairmont Banff Springs in Canada, and The Savoy in London.
“Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has long been a pioneer when it comes to operating many of the world’s most beautiful landmarks, full of rich history and cultural significance,” says Kevin Frid, president for the Americas division of FRHI Hotels & Resorts. “For a century, Claremont Club & Spa has been welcoming guests as one of Northern California’s most revered hotels, so it has been an honor for Fairmont to take on this heritage hotel’s restoration and reintroduction as a Fairmont property. Growth continues to be one of our top priorities, so we are extremely excited to be adding an asset as attractive as the Claremont to the Fairmont family.”
The 100-year-old Claremont joins Fairmont following a multimillion-dollar renovation that included opening up the lobby for expansive views of San Francisco Bay.
The resort’s 276 guest rooms were updated and a luxurious presidential suite was added. The Claremont boasts 20,000 sq. ft. of event space, including the a ballroom that can accommodate up to 450 guests. The resort is very popular with locals because of its spa, tennis club and fitness center. Nestled at the base of the Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve, this iconic property is benefiting from needed improvements and is a perfect fit for Fairmont’s portfolio.
“The grand dame of the San Francisco Bay, this fabled hotel recollects another era and gently pulls it into the present day,” says Kirk Nix of KNA Design, the Los Angeles design firm that oversaw renovation of the lobby, lobby lounge and bar, and new restaurant. “A spectacular update initiated by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts as part of the new ownership has revived this iconic property and it has gracefully landed here in the twenty-first century. She’s smart, she’s elegant and her legacy will continue to stand for decades to come.”
To learn about Fairmont properties in Alberta, Canada, read our story earlier this year about The Fairmont Banff Springs and The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.