A blend of old world charm and California cool, the thoughtfully redesigned hotel has a spectacular rooftop pool deck.
Steeped in history and reimagined for a new era, the recently opened Pasadena Hotel & Pool brings an iconic building back to life in downtown Pasadena.
Located at the prime intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Lake Avenue (yes, right on the Rose Parade route!), the hotel — originally opened as the Hotel Constance in 1926 — has been revamped with new branding that marries the building's 1920s ethos and the Spanish influences in Southern California. Inspired by vintage tile patterns found in the original courtyard fountain, custom patterns and an emblem mingle with a retro diver graphic in the brand suite.
New York City-based interior design firm Stonehill Taylor transformed the lobby, courtyard and pool deck. To modernize the space while recognizing its past, the design team kept the coffered ceiling and restored the original terracotta flooring to highlight the property's distinctive history. An eclectic mix of furnishings from flea markets such as the Round Top Antiques Show in Texas, Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, and Big Daddy's Antiques in Los Angeles were given new life with striking upholstery.
The lobby is warm, inviting and whimsical! Walls have been repainted from an off-white to a moody chocolate brown color and infills of patterned terracotta tiles were added to embellish the property's original historic flooring. Mirrored panels were replaced with a tile that has a Spanish motif for a dramatic layering impact.
A striking wallcovering creates a mural-like effect behind the fireplace and in the phone booths. Collections of artworks are framed in gold to add another layer of contrast to the dark walls. Guests will want to seek out the portrait of world-famous chef and Pasadena native Julia Child, as well as vintage pieces that wink at the Tournament of Roses and the hotel's intrinsic California pride.
Pull up a chair at one of the hotel's many tables, grab a coffee in our lobby and open a laptop. When the day fades, head to the brushed oak wood and marble bar and peruse art and design books while having a cocktail. Players welcome — you'll find marble checkers and chess boards tucked into cozy spots around the lobby, as well as a foosball table and a grand piano!
Don't forget the SPF. Set against the stunning backdrop of the San Gabriel mountains, the hotel's outdoor spaces invite guests to enjoy Pasadena's famously Mediterranean climate with an evening beverage and snack. Both the walled courtyard and sunny pool deck feature original architectural elements (like the archways and a tile fountain with a grand glazed urn!) accented with lush greenery.
Renovating the hotel was a true California collaboration. Along with Stonehill Taylor, the project team included Platinum Construction Design, Onyx Architects, SUMMA International, GRAY Real Estate Advisors, Lisa Gimmy Landscape Architecture and Darkhorse Lightworks.
928 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106