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Upscale Oregon Coast Hotel Gets Another Makeover


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Upscale Oregon Coast Hotel Gets Another Makeover

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(Cannon Beach, Oregon) - Exciting things are happening at the Surfsand Resort in Cannon Beach, with another phase in its enormous renovation beginning. Construction is underway on the Surfsand’s second phase, which will add to the upscale Oregon coast resort and major tourist attraction another 56 luxurious rooms.

The renovation is expected to take 18 months.

Phase I saw the remodel of the nearly 30-year-old property earlier this year, which included 50 first-class guest rooms in the beachfront building and a refurbished lobby that showcases a beautiful art collection featuring the work of local artist David Marshall.

A remodeled east wing will consist of 24 units, including a large meeting space flanked by two king-sized suites. The ocean view east wing can accommodate many types of groups and events, from corporate gatherings, to business functions to wedding parties.

A remodeled east wing will consist of 24 units, including a large meeting space flanked by two king-sized suites. The ocean view east wing can accommodate many types of groups and events, from corporate gatherings, to business functions to wedding parties.

Weiss' Paradise Suites & Vacation Rentals - Seaside

Unique Luxury Accommodations in Seaside. 1BR Suites, 1BR & 2BR Duplex Units and 3BR Houses, units for 2-8 people. Rent our entire property for 20-26. All units close to beach, river and Broadway St.
Suites are designed for two adults; vacation rental units for families. All units have kitchen and many have fireplace, deck and jetted tub. Enjoy comfy robes & slippers, luxury bath amenities, quality linens and more. See us on The Travel Channel's "Great Escapes" show in August 2006. 741 S. Downing St., Seaside. 800-738-6691. www.SeasideSuites.com

“The ocean view wing will offer the very ultimate for small corporate groups and large family reunions,” said Ryan Snyder, president of Martin Hospitality. “You can sleep up to 16 people. It doesn’t have to be arranged this way, but can you imagine the fun?”

A brand new weekend retreat building will be added to what is currently an empty parking lot. This unit will consist of six two-bedroom suites, each with an additional studio attached, also perfect for family reunions or “girl’s weekend” getaways.

The new oceanfront building will have 17 oceanfront rooms; some with private patios or decks, and all of the new buildings will utilize the same soft, cool color palate found in the oceanfront building and lobby. Interior designer Georgia Pope, of Hill Devine Design, has managed to weave together pale greens and blues - the colors of the ocean -with grounding earth tones such as brown and a coppery burnt sienna, all for a comfortable and relaxing room experience. Each of the new rooms will incorporate the same lavish details already found in the oceanfront rooms: hardwood floors, granite countertops, large spa bathtubs, maple-encased fireplaces and flat screen TVs. But the new rooms will include a wet bar complete with sink, microwave and refrigerator for easy entertaining or snacks.

Mike Skidmore, designer and architect for both Phase I and Phase II, felt it was important to make sure that the entire project was cohesive, with results that created one seamless, inviting destination. “Phase I was primarily a remodel of the existing property, while Phase II is new construction,” said Skidmore. “But both had to reflect the Northwest beach character that is so unique to this project, making the Surfsand one of the finest resorts in the Northwest.”

Lincoln City Vacation Homes There’s something for everyone among this selection of wondrous homes: smaller homes with a view to a large house that sleeps 15. All the homes are either oceanfront or just a few steps away from the sand – all with a low bank access and fantastic views. Most are in the Nelscott area; one is close to the casino. You’ll find a variety of goodies, depending on the home: fireplaces, multiple bedrooms, dishwashers, Jacuzzis, washer/dryers, hot tubs, cable TV, VCR, barbecues; there’s a loft in one, and another sprawling home has two apartments. Pets are allowed in some homes – ask ahead. Each comes with complete kitchens so you’ll have a home away from home. Most have the seventh night free. Prices range from winter $85 to summer $230 per night. www.getaway2thecoast.com. 541-994-8778.

Georgia Pope is an interior designer located in Portland, Oregon. Pope has experience in hotel, restaurant, healthcare projects and new construction and renovation. She recently worked with Martin Hospitality to renovate its famous Cannon Beach oceanside restaurant, The Wayfarer, Martin Hospitality Corporate offices and the Lumberyard Rotisserie & Grill.

Tradewinds Motel, Rockaway Beach

If expansive ocean views, close proximity to golfing, fishing tours and quick access to seven miles of pristine beaches is your thing, then this quintessential beauty in Rockaway Beach is your ticket to vacation fun for families, couples or large groups. Some rooms are pet friendly. All rooms at the Tradewinds Motel are immaculate and have TV’s, VCR’s and in-room phones with data ports. The oceanfronts all have a queen bed, a double hide-a-bed, kitchen, cozy firelog fireplace and a private deck. Some oceanfront units come with all those amenities but the kitchens. Both types sleep up to four people. The non-oceanfront rooms are appointed with a queen bed, small fridge, and coffee maker – sizable for a two-person romantic getaway, yet still perfect for those on a budget. There is an elaborate oceanfront Jacuzzi suite that has two bedrooms, coming with a kitchen, double hide-a-bed, fireplace and private deck, sleeping as many as six. For those wanting bigger accommodations for family reunions or large gatherings such as weddings, some rooms can connect to create two-room and three-room suites. 523 N. Pacific St., Rockaway Beach. (503) 355-2112 - 1-800-824-0938. www.tradewinds-motel.com

Mike Skidmore is a registered architect in Washington and Oregon. He is also the founder and owner of Mike Skidmore Architects in Seattle, Washington. Skidmore’s project experience includes residential, resort hotels, restaurants, meeting rooms, mixed-use commercial buildings and other businesses. For more information visit www.skidmorearchitecture.com.

With Cannon Beach located in easy travel range to both Portland and Seattle, Martin Hospitality has created an accessible sanctuary and several businesses which are Oregon coast tourist attractions on their own. Martin Hospitality specializes in high-end hotels, resorts, inns and restaurants in Cannon Beach and Seaside, Oregon, including the Stephanie Inn, which was recently voted by Conde Nast Traveler’s readers as one of the top 25 hotels in the country. Martin Hospitality also manages the Stephanie Inn Dining Room, the Surfsand Resort, the Wayfarer Restaurant & Lounge, the Inn of the Four Winds and the Lumberyard Rotisserie & Grill.

Martin Hospitality is a 27-year-old company with 240 employees and is headquartered in new offices at 264 Third Street in Cannon Beach. www.martinhospitality.com.



THE TIDES BY THE SEA, Seaside. For over 80 years, The Tides has been a favorite of Seaside visitors. History meets modern luxury here. 51 oceanfront condos, individually owned and decorated. Find suites for couples, small apartments with fireplaces and kitchenettes, one or two bedroom family units with fireplaces, kitchens and dining rooms. There are wonderful oceanview cottages that sleep anywhere from two to eight people, with two bedrooms, some with lofts, fireplaces and kitchens.
Meanwhile, the heated outdoor pool, enormous grounds with picnic tables and location at the quiet southern end of Seaside make for some memorable means of play and repose. 2316 Beach Drive. 800-548-2846. www.thetidesbythesea.com.



STARFISH POINT is located on the Central Oregon Coast - in Newport - and offers only the finest in luxury condominium lodging. At Starfish Point, every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the beach.
All of the units boast two bedrooms, two bathrooms, designer kitchens, wireless broadband Internet, fireplaces, Jacuzzi’s and private decks - surrounding you in soothing relaxation. We have a friendly staff dedicated to high quality and superb customer service. 140 NW 48th Street, Newport. (541) 265-3751. (800) 870-7795. www.starfishpoint.com


D Sands Condominium Motel, Lincoln City. Getting a free, fresh baked cookie upon check-in is just the beginning. Every room is beachfront, and it's all right up against Lincoln City's most famous stretch of beach, next to the D River. Each room, comes as a suite or mini-suite, and has a kitchen and balcony or patio. Some have gas fireplaces, while all have a DVD Players with movies available for renting (and movie rentals come with free popcorn). There's a heated indoor pool, a spa, and this fabulous beach is lit at night. Rooms sleep anywhere from two, four to six - including a deluxe fireplace suite. Gift certificates are available, and they offer special occasion packages as well. To make a reservation and see a virtual tour of the rooms, visit our website at www.dsandsmotel.com. 171 S.W. Highway 101. 800-527-3925.


Inn At Spanish Head, Lincoln City. It's Lincoln City’s only resort hotel built right on the beach with all oceanfront rooms - nestled against a rugged cliffside overlooking a soft, sandy beach. Enjoy dining in the penthouse restaurant and bar - whether you’re in the mood for a casual meal or a candlelight dinner. They offer an array of seafood specialties, juicy steaks and other Northwest favorites, including a decadent Sunday buffet. Rooms range from bedrooms to studios to one-bedroom suites with microwaves and refrigerators to full kitchens. Hotel amenities include wi-fi, spa, saunas, exercise room and a year-round heated swimming pool. Kids will love the game room and easy beach access. Full-service conference and meeting rooms for that inspirational retreat; extensive, gorgeous wedding possibilities. Near the south end of Lincoln City at 4009 SW Highway 101. 1-800-452-8127 or 541-996-2161. www.spanishhead.com



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