by Michael J. Shapiro | October 03, 2018
The Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country has unveiled a new design. The former Hyatt Vineyard Creek rebranded last year and is now debuting its new look, that of a "rustic chic sanctuary," on eight acres of land in Santa Rosa, Calif.
The upgrade includes an additional 90 guest rooms, for a new total of 155, as well as reimagined public areas and a complete redesign of the property's nearly 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space. At the end of this month the new Brasserie restaurant will open for business, offering a menu of Sonoma County-style cuisine, custom cocktails and, of course, an extensive local wine list.
 
The redesigned lobby at the casually elegant hotel, in downtown Santa Rosa's Railroad Square, welcomes guests with a new "autumn countryside" look, replete with layered wood tones, brushed metals and woven textures. "Paying homage to Sonoma's quintessential lifestyle, Hyatt's new design reflects our authentic appreciation for the land, rolling hillsides and striking sunsets," said general manager John McAuliffe. The Lobby Lounge serves coffee and pastries in the morning and offers a happy hour beginning at 4 p.m. daily.
 
Among the extensive meeting and event spaces at the hotel are 15 meeting rooms, for a total of 18,000 square feet. The 20,000 square feet of outdoor event space includes an 80-foot-long water wall that can serve as a dramatic backdrop.
 
The  Brasserie will initially offer breakfast, a happy hour and dinner service, as well as booked lunches for groups. Chef Rene Jakushak's menu will focus on California cuisine and include such temptations as a Panko-breaded Dungeness Crab Bricks appetizer and a lobster, tomato, smoked mozzarella arancini with Sherry cream sauce entree. The bar will specialize in custom barrel-aged cocktails, while daily breakfast will feature an extensive buffet.
 
Additional on-site amenties include a swimming pool alongside a grapevine-covered arbor, floral gardens and a patio lounge with fire pit.