SOURCE: Coastal Hotel Group

June 12, 2007 11:11 ET

Carmel's Namesake Lodge to Be Managed by Coastal Hotel Group

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - June 12, 2007) - The new owner of Carmel Lodge, a syndicate led by Fornine Investment Company, has chosen Coastal Hotel Group to manage the property located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. Prior to the sale the 42-room hotel was known as Carmel Sands Lodge.

According to Fornine Principal David How, "During the purchase process, I knew the lodge would require an experienced hotel management team. Coastal has years of industry experience and a history of success managing hotels in the area. Yogi Hutsen, Coastal's President, was extremely responsive and helped me get the deal completed."

Says Hutsen, "Coastal Hotel Group is excited to add Carmel Lodge to our collection of boutique hotels. Carmel-by-the-Sea attracts regional, national, and international visitors. No where else on the Central California Coast will you find such an extensive and diverse collection of boutiques, shops, and restaurants, all just a few blocks from beautiful Carmel Beach. And Carmel Lodge is in the heart of it all."

Adds How, "Downtown Carmel is undergoing a revitalization and the city has adopted a much more proactive approach to further its reputation as a world-class visitor destination, as well as renewed its efforts to partner with hotel owners as it relates to upgrading the inventory of Carmel hotels overall. We are enthused to have Coastal Hotel Group help lead us on the cutting-edge of this revitalization and, ultimately, reposition Carmel Lodge."

About Carmel Lodge

Carmel Lodge is situated among towering Monterey pines on Fifth Avenue at San Carlos and Mission Streets in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, only two blocks from famed Ocean Avenue. Three two-story buildings offer forty-two cozy guest rooms, some with private balconies and a few with fireplaces to take the chill off Carmel's delightfully crisp evening air. All guest rooms are non-smoking and provide cable television, plus preferred off-street parking. Carmel Lodge is home to the highly acclaimed Kurt's Carmel Chop House. Carmel-by-the-Sea's location on the Monterey Peninsula provides easy access to activities and attractions including Pebble Beach golf courses, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Carmel Valley wine country, and Big Sur. For reservations, visit or call 866-399-1552.

About Fornine Investment Company

Established in 1985, Fornine Investment Company is a privately held, Monterey Peninsula-based real estate investment and development company. For more information, call 831-373-4949.

About Coastal Hotel Group

Coastal Hotel Group is a privately held, Seattle-based hotel hospitality management company specializing in luxury hotels and resorts, inns, and lodges. Established in 1987, Coastal Hotel Group has earned a reputation for providing remarkable lodging choices for the discerning traveler. The Coastal collection includes such unique properties as Salish Lodge & Spa outside Seattle, named among the World's Best on the Conde Nast Traveler 2007 Gold List, and Chateau Avalon at Village West in Kansas City, included on the new Insiders' Select list of the top one-percent of hotels nationwide based on service, experience, and value. For more information, visit or call 206-254-9923.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Ed Schwitzky
    (520) 405-6227