Padre Hotel, Bakersfield, CA
The Padre Hotel first opened its doors to guests in 1928. It is an eight-story building with a utility basement that stands in the historic district of Bakersfield, CA. With a storied and colorful past, the Padre was a Bakersfield landmark, even after its doors and windows were long shuttered. For years the building sat vacant, awaiting a fate that some believed would be delivered with a wrecking ball. But an $18 million investment in renovation brought the historic landmark back to life. The hotel reopened in February 2010. StonePly panels of Cararra Marble line the walls of the elevators that carry the guest to their rooms.
Architect: Graham Downes Architecture
Contractor: Gold Coast Renovations