Here are the winners of the 2023 North Bay Construction Excellence Awards
HLC is a hub for design, engineering and construction activities in northern Sonoma County, furnishing conference rooms, training rooms and support services for all players who contribute to everyone’s housing and construction needs, according to Gaylor.
“This new facility successfully expands all levels of service and inventory options to the communities we serve. When we embrace the slogan – ‘Shop Local’ – all of us locals benefit from that loyalty!” she added.
MacArthur Place Hotel Resort
Who was involved in this comprehensive project?: The grand opening of the MacArthur Place Hotel at 29 E. MacArthur St. in Sonoma with its new spa and expanded rooms enhances the resort’s ability to serve as a premier destination for events, conferences, weddings and meetings.
“The property-wide transformation brings an entirely new look, feel and experience to Sonoma,” said Joe Walsh, vice president of development at Lat33 Capital, a real estate investment firm and subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase Funding Inc. The team has extensive experience in real estate investments, loan structures and guarantees.
He said nearly every aspect of the hotel has undergone renovations as part of a $25 million overhaul, including the lobby, guest rooms and a completely reimagined food and beverage program featuring dining centerpiece Laila; Terrace, cocktail destination and The Bar at MacArthur.
The water spa features are located in the heart of the resort’s garden and offer a range of signature treatments using plants and herbs from the property’s neighboring farms and vineyards.
What makes this project distinctive from an architectural standpoint?: The primary design inspiration evokes farm buildings grouped in a garden landscape that balance luxury with informal country living by incorporating natural materials, soothing colors and textures, custom-designed millwork and warm bathroom floors.
The lobby has been redesigned with oak floors, millwork, and black steel accents. The focal point of the high ceiling space is custom neutral limestone, limestone flooring and Grown Alchemist products. Some rooms feature a restored wooden iron chandelier.
Bathrooms have custom-designed sinks, roaring fireplaces, and new patios with outdoor outdoor showers.
Michael Ross, principal architect with RossDrulisCusenbury Architects, was responsible for designing the extensive changes and improvements implemented at the MacArthur Place Hotel and Spa by GMH Builders under the direction of President Seth Maze.
Mayakama Bar & Grill
Project purpose: Expanding the bar area at the Mediterranean-inspired Mayacama Club was seen as a good way to establish a more open concept and provide an upscale experience for members and their guests, according to Danny Hildebrand, director of hospitality at the luxury Mayacama Resort.
Mayacama is a private golf club and part real estate community covering 675 acres. It offers members and guests a world-class golf experience on a stunning 18-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed course surrounded by the natural beauty of Sonoma wine country.
The resort also offers an array of luxury amenities, including a spa, fine dining restaurants, wine experiences and a 3,000-square-foot wine cellar, making it a sought-after destination for golf enthusiasts and wine connoisseurs seeking entertainment and hospitality.
In addition, there are tennis courts, swimming pools, a fitness center, hiking, bocce and other recreational activities. The on-site gardens supply the restaurant with greens, vegetables and local honey.
What makes this project distinctive from an architectural standpoint?: Incorporating an open layout and additional seating on the bar top not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also fosters a sense of camaraderie among Mayacama members and guests. The project’s design elements, material selection, and attention to detail transformed the club’s gathering space into a welcoming and visually appealing environment.
The Bar & Grill redesign has positively impacted the club community and its members by providing a fun and upgraded gathering place. Not only has it enhanced the overall experience at the club, but it has also contributed to Mayacama’s reputation as the premier luxury private club in Wine Country.
The project developer was Jonathan Wilhelm from Mayacama Resort. Project Manager Joe Madaros at Eddinger Enterprises, Inc. was managing construction, and Keith Curley, Kirley Architecture and Development, was responsible for creative design.