El Capitan, a JdV by Hyatt hotel, is now open in California

by | 15 Apr 2021 | Hotel Openings, Projects

The newly revived boutique lifestyle hotel in Merced offers 114 stylish guestrooms and three distinctive dining experiences near Yosemite National Park.

Located at the heart of the state’s lush Central Valley, El Capitan fuses approachable sophistication and modern comfort in a turn-of-the-century heritage property.

A historic site is reborn

Taking up a site that was originally built to serve train passengers travelling to Yosemite National Park, the reborn El Capitan pays tribute to the spirit of exploration. Guests can expect to find three locally driven dining spots onsite, plus entertainment at the local Mainzer theatre and easy access to the city’s downtown area, open spaces and farms.

Design elements take inspiration from the nearby 19th-century train depot, which underscores Merced’s history as a transportation hub, and artwork celebrates the agricultural and cultural traditions of the region.

“We are thrilled to welcome guests to experience the JdV by Hyatt brand’s inclusive spirit and joy-driven service through this new chapter in the hotel’s history,” said Robin Donovan, managing director of El Capitan and Mainzer.

“There is so much to discover in Merced from the charm of the town’s classic American Main Street to the surrounding farms and vineyards. We’re opening during a unique time, but El Capitan has been a beacon in this community offering access to comfort and adventure for more than 100 years and that is a tradition we’re excited to expand upon.”

An immersion into the local area

The hotel houses 114 guestrooms, including three one-bedroom suites and nine junior suites, which span the restored Arbor Lane Wing and newly constructed Main Street Wing. Interiors, meanwhile, showcase the frontier spirit and golden warmth of the Central Valley.

El Capitan’s three restaurants pay tribute to the bounty of the Central Valley. The casual 30-seat dining spot Native Son transitions from a café during the day to a bar by night. The open-air Courtyard then provides a relaxed dining and drinking experience centred around a custom bar taking over a retrofitted horse trailer.

The hotel’s signature restaurant, Rainbird, is to open in the summer, with a culinary offering from chef Quentin Garcia. Prior to that, Bobby’s Market will open in late spring with a curated Central Valley artisan experience.

The property is also home to more than 3,000 sq ft of event space, spread across three indoor areas, and one outdoor venue.

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An originator of character and imagination in boutique hospitality, Joie de Vivre has helped define an industry and today comprises the largest collection of boutique properties in California, with locations across America.

El Capitán, un hotel Joie de Vivre, abre en California

by | 15 Apr 2021 | Proyectos, XX Archive Spanish

El recién renovado hotel boutique de Merced ofrece 114 elegantes habitaciones y tres experiencias gastronómicas distintivas cerca del Parque Nacional de Yosemite.

Situado en el corazón del exuberante Central Valley, El Capitán fusiona la sofisticación accesible y el confort moderno en una propiedad patrimonial de principios de siglo.

Renace un lugar histórico

Ocupando un lugar que se construyó originalmente para dar servicio a los pasajeros del tren que viajaban al Parque Nacional de Yosemite, el nuevo El Capitán rinde homenaje al espíritu de exploración. Los huéspedes pueden encontrar tres restaurantes locales, además de entretenimiento en el teatro local Mainzer y fácil acceso al centro de la ciudad, espacios abiertos y granjas.

Los elementos de diseño se inspiran en el cercano depósito de trenes del siglo XIX, que subraya la historia de Merced como centro de transporte, y las obras de arte celebran las tradiciones agrícolas y culturales de la región.

«Estamos encantados de dar la bienvenida a los huéspedes para que experimenten el espíritu inclusivo y el servicio impulsado por la alegría de la marca Joie de Vivre by Hyatt a través de este nuevo capítulo de la historia del hotel», comenta Robin Donovan, director general de El Capitán y Mainzer.

«Hay mucho que descubrir en Merced, desde el encanto de la clásica calle principal americana de la ciudad hasta las granjas y viñedos de los alrededores. Estamos abriendo en un momento único, pero El Capitán fue una luz en esta comunidad que ofrece acceso a la comodidad y la aventura durante más de cien años, y esa es una tradición que estamos encantados de ampliar».

Una inmersión en la zona local

El hotel alberga 114 habitaciones, incluidas tres suites de un dormitorio y nueve junior suites, que se extienden por la Arbor Lane Wing y la Main Street Wing de nueva construcción. Los interiores, por su parte, muestran el espíritu fronterizo y la calidez dorada del Central Valley.

Los tres restaurantes de El Capitán rinden homenaje a la generosidad de Central Valley. El restaurante informal Native Son, con capacidad para treinta comensales, pasa de ser una cafetería durante el día a un bar por la noche. El Courtyard, al aire libre, ofrece una experiencia gastronómica relajada en torno a un bar personalizado que ocupa un remolque de caballos readaptado.

El restaurante insignia del hotel, Rainbird, abrirá en verano, con una oferta culinaria del chef Quentin García. Antes de eso, Bobby’s Market abrirá a finales de la primavera con una experiencia artesanal de Central Valley.

El establecimiento también cuenta con casi 280 metros cuadrados de espacio para eventos, repartidos en tres zonas interiores y una exterior.

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