Avalon’s oldest hotel opens its doors once again on Aug. 11.
AVALON—A slice of Avalon history is undergoing a facelift, the final touches of which are being completed as this very story is being written. Hotel Atwater, the oldest remaining hotel in Avalon, will re-open to the public on Aug. 11, after several months of being under construction. The hotel went under the knife for renovations last year – and the renovated lodging home is finally set to be unveiled all over again.
Next month’s re-opening means Hotel Atwater will have a polished new look ahead of its 100th birthday; the iconic hotel opened in 1920 and was named after Helen Atwater Wrigley, wife of Philip Knight Wrigley and daughter-in-law of William Wrigley, Jr.
The hotel, when it opened, had, according to the Catalina Island Co., ushered in “a new era for Catalina Island as a popular getaway for everyone from Hollywood’s elite to hardworking mainlanders looking to escape their hectic lives.”
Catalina Island Company’s website on the Hotel Atwater redevelopment stated the renovated lodging destination will feature “fresh ambiance” and “modern amenities.”
Highlighting the one-bedroom suites, for example, are king beds, 1.5 baths, living room, bar and desk space. Standard rooms, meanwhile, are equipped with either a king- or queen-size bed. All rooms will have a Smart TV, modern bathroom and refrigerators.
The main lobby is being redone, as well. Also featured in the hotel is a ground-floor meeting space.
Hotel Atwater is located at 125 Sumner Avenue in Downtown Avalon, roughly one block away from the harbor and waterfront. Call the hotel at 877-778-8322 for information on reservations and rates.