Historic Hotel for Small Events to Reopen on Catalina Island

An historic hotel is reopening on California’s Catalina Island. The Hotel Atwater is set to reopen in August following a top-to-bottom renovation. 

The hotel dates to 1920, and it was named in honor of Helen Atwater Wrigley, the wife of Philip Knight Wrigley, who was the son of American chewing gum industrialist William Wrigley, Jr. The reopening will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the gum magnate’s investment in the property. 

The hotel is home to a 702-square-foot meeting room with capacity for up to 65 guests, reception style. The space also has an 85” flatscreen TV with a computer hookup, an integrated sound system, high-speed Wi-Fi, in-floor power and two large food service counters. 

The hotel also has 95 total rooms, including suites; all of the suites have harbor or mountain views. There is also an elevator, hot breakfast served at the Avalon Grille, lunch and dinner delivery options and the use of Island Spa Catalina’s wellness studio for guests. 

The hotel is one block from the beach, where guests have access to the Descanso Beach Club. Guests can also opt for a number of land and sea tours and activities, or use a bicycle to tour Avalon. Personalized concierge and luggage service is also available. 

The city of Avalon on Catalina Island is approximately an hour off the Southern California coast by high-speed ferry, or 20 minutes by helicopter. The hotel is a short walk from the ferry and approximately one mile from the heliport. 

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