Stone Brewing, the 10th largest craft brewery in the U.S., and San Diego-based hospitality collective, Untitled Hospitality, recently announced a partnership to develop Stone Hotel.
The concept plans to open in the first quarter of 2018 and will be constructed, owned and managed by Untitled Hospitality through an exclusive license agreement. Located on 13 acres of land adjacent to Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido, the Stone Hotel will offer amenities designed to captivate craft beer enthusiasts and novices alike.
Guests to Stone Hotel will reportedly be immersed in a craft beer experience complete from the moment of arrival. An inlay on the hotel’s driveway displays beer flowing from a tap at the top of the driveway down to Citracado Parkway. Alongside rare historical Stone memorabilia, the watchful eye of its gargoyle mascot will be discretely on guard throughout.
In addition to the wide array of Stone beers that will be on tap, archive special release beers and unique casks will be periodically tapped at the three on-site bars. Hotel amenities will include the availability of a complimentary Stone beer immediately upon check-in and in-room growler delivery service.
The concept and inspiration for Stone Hotel comes from Stone co-founders, Greg Koch and Steve Wagner. Having founded the brewery in 1996 the team has since made a lasting impact on the growth and evolution of the craft beer movement worldwide. One of the largest craft breweries in the country, Stone employs more than 1,200 team members and said it is committed to remaining independent.
Some of the standout hotel features noted on the press release include:
- Oversized guest rooms, in excess of 375 square feet.
- 99 guest rooms, including six suites, with energy efficiency and water-saving features.
- Custom-designed furniture and floor-to-ceiling windows.
- On-site fitness center, walking trails and a unique on-site culinary experience.
The Stone Hotel will offer an 8,000-square-foot ballroom, a 10,000-square-foot rooftop garden located adjacent to the pool deck and nearly an acre of outdoor event space for groups.