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Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa Selected as BLLA Finalist, Boutique Hotel of the Year 2016

SAUSALITO, Calif. (November 1, 2016)Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) announced the results of its 2016 BLLA Awards with Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa recognized as the second place finalist for Boutique Hotel of the Year. The BLLA Awards were announced at the Gala & Awards Dinner Celebration at The Beverly Hills Hotel on October 25, 2016.

“We were thrilled to be included as a finalist in the category of Boutique Hotel of the Year,” said Carmen Cruz, general manager of Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa. “Our staff is dedicated to impeccable service and we have seen the realization of incredible vision from our ownership group in taking this historic asset and reimagining it as a modern luxury boutique experience. It is an honor to receive recognition from BLLA.”

The BLLA Awards are a prestigious recognition of excellence in the boutique and lifestyle travel industry. Throughout the celebration winners and finalists were recognized among and in support of the industry’s finest. Today the association has more than 750 members. Hospitality veteran, Frances Kiradjian, created BLLA to give a voice to independent properties and small brands around the world. Awards such as these are one way the association continues to bring awareness and growth to a niche portion of the hotel sector.

A premiere example of the industry’s finest in boutique offerings, Casa Madrona is nestled on the hillside in beautiful Sausalito. The property combines contemporary design with casual sophistication and bayside charm. Offering a variety of accommodations from modern rooms to hillside cottages to The Mansion and Alexandrite Suite. At Casa Madrona no two stays are the same. Guests are treated to an experience curated especially for them from the instant a reservation is made until the moment of farewell. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the hotel offers a luxurious spa, breathtaking views of sailboats in the harbor and the rolling hills beyond, as well as easy access to the area’s most spectacular attractions. Located just a few miles from the Napa and Sonoma wine countries, National Park scenery, Tiburon and other reminiscent waterfront towns. Additionally, the property is just steps from shops, galleries, restaurants, ferry rides and Sausalito’s famous water walkway, with amazing views of the bay and San Francisco skyline.

BLLA is the world’s most innovative and progressive organization dedicated to the luxury independent boutique lodging and lifestyle industries. The association unites boutique hoteliers with discerning travelers, other hoteliers, qualified hospitality suppliers and vendors, travel professionals and other booking agents.


About Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa

Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa is poised on a lush hillside overlooking Richardson Bay. Located on the waterfront in downtown Sausalito, a picturesque and upscale Bay Area community north of San Francisco, the property is located just across the Golden Gate Bridge and in close proximity to Napa and Sonoma wine countries, downtown San Francisco and National Park scenery. In May 2014, a highly-anticipated unveiling showcased a number of notable highlights including the complete renovation of the hotel's historic Mansion built in 1885, the restructuring and redesign of the Mansion’s eleven guest rooms including the new, standout 5,000-square-foot Alexandrite Suite and the 1,700-square-foot Junto meeting and event space, plus the renovation of its seven upper hillside cottages. All of which have been updated and perfected by a world-renowned design team, and seamlessly paired with leading, cutting-edge technology and the finest amenities. This intimate, Northern California hotel perfectly blends the amenities of a full-service hotel with the charm of a historic inn. Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa is managed by MetWest Terra Hospitality. For reservations and additional information, please visit or call 800.288.0502. To follow more of Casa Madrona’s promotions join us on Twitter: @CasaMadrona or Facebook: or Instagram @CasaMadrona.

About MetWest Terra Hospitality

MetWest Terra Hospitality is comprised of a diverse group of capital managers, real estate professionals, and lifetime hotel operators. The team is led by Chairman Richard S. Hollander who calls on nearly three decades of the successful founding and management of institutional investment strategies, which combined for total assets under management of $80.0 billion. MetWest Terra Hospitality operates, The Inn at Jackson Hole in Jackson Hole, Hotel Abri in San Francisco, Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa in Sausalito, The Lodge at Tiburon in Tiburon, Toll House Hotel in Los Gatos.

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