REDDING, California — The Sheraton Redding Hotel at the Sundial Bridge has opened its doors. The 130-room hotel is nestled within the grounds of the 300-acre Turtle Bay Exploration Park and next to the Sundial Bridge, one of the world’s largest working sundials.
The Sheraton Redding’s unique setting is unlike any other in northern California. The hotel offers leisure guests a natural playground suitable for families and outdoor adventurers. The property features 80,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor function space on the grounds of Turtle Bay Exploration Park excellent for hosting business meetings, corporate retreats and special events.
The LEED-certified property offers inviting accommodations, smart connectivity, resort-style comfort, thoughtful amenities, well-planned meeting and event spaces, and unparalleled access to the Shasta Cascade region’s many awe-inspiring sites and outdoor activities.
“The idea for the Sheraton Redding at the Sundial Bridge was born of necessity,” said Mike Warren, president and CEO of Turtle Bay Exploration Park. “We needed to find a way for the park to become more self-sufficient from a funding standpoint. The addition of the hotel is a real success story. All hotel profits benefit Turtle Bay Exploration Park and its programs.
“The park is a tremendous asset to the local community. Many individuals and organizations came together to help bring the hotel to fruition. The hotel stands as a testament to the strength and commitment of our community.”
The $20 million construction project took two years to complete following several years of planning. The property is owned by Sheraton Sundial Redding, a corporation started by the Turtle Bay Exploration Park specifically to support the hotel project.
The Mid-Century Modern building was designed by Trilogy Architecture and built by Gifford Construction, both based in Redding. The sleek and comfortable design echoes the natural beauty of the adjacent Turtle Bay Exploration Park. The lobby area features artwork created by California artists and is accented by natural wood, rich textures and subtle metallic elements.
The hotel’s meeting spaces include the 4,000-square-foot ballroom, which can be divided into smaller breakout rooms, and the versatile outdoor space can be used for receptions, exhibits, special events and weddings.
The Mosaic Restaurant, named for the magnificent tiles under the nearby Sundial Bridge, offers Italian-inspired cuisine with a California wine country twist.