Downtown Petaluma’s Plans for New Luxury Hotel


The next Wine Country destination is set to be a four-story boutique hotel in downtown Petaluma, California. Recently, other big-name hotel proposals in neighboring Sonoma and Healdsburg have been met with apprehension. In both of these fellow tourist towns, residents have sought a ballot measure that will limit the size of hotels. Historic downtown Petaluma is pictured below.


However, the new Petaluma hotel will likely be welcomed in a town that has long been seeking more tourism-based commerce. The hotel will be called The Petaluman, and the plans include a modern design for its 54 rooms. Although the town of Petaluma is largely Victorian in aesthetic, the plans for the new hotel have gone through several incarnations before settling on the final plans, taking the economy and general attitude of the town’s residence into account.

Future guests can look forward to an ultra- contemporary design; featuring curved glass balconies, a solar panel roof and a small plaza at the entrance, featuring a striking metal sculpture. The property owner and architect, Ross Jones, a resident of Petaluma describes the $18 million project as “a legacy, landmark property intended to serve the community as a contemporary hub of hospitality and innovation” and provide “an extraordinary, state-of-the-art respite for visitors.”

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