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explore Urban Renewal San Luis Obispo’s elegant new Granada Hotel & Bistro I n case anyone needed another reason to visit the city that’s been called the “Happiest Place in the USA,” it’s the Granada Hotel & Bistro. San Luis Obispo, California — or SLO as locals call this Central Coast jewel with a relaxed vibe — has added its first modern boutique hotel to an enviable list of attractions that includes wineries, beaches, and mountains; scads of recreational diversions; a Mediterranean climate; and upscale shopping and dining. Opened last fall, the 17-room luxury property 40 may 2013 By Brian Cook was fashioned from a 1920s brick building in the heart of San Luis Obispo, midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The Granada is a showcase of industrial-chic architecture, mixing vintage and contemporary features such as exposed brick walls, handcrafted steel windows, and restored hardwood floors. A personal touch: Works by local artists adorn guest rooms and public spaces. “It’s great to finally be able to sit down and enjoy it,” says the owner, Kimberly Walker, who spent 18 months renovating the building, doing much of the design work herself. Walker, who owned the Granada Bistro that predated the hotel by three years, says guests have given “great feedback” and the property has received a beautification award from the mayor.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - May 2013

US Airways - May 2013
Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Best Full-Service Hotels
Hub Crawl: Chicago O'Hare International Airport
Wine & Dine: Virginia Wines
Great Tastes: Old Town Tortilla Factory
Diversions: Anheuser-Busch
Great Escapes: Santa Monica's Fairmont Miramar
Great Escapes: Aruba
Golf: Colonial Williamsburg's Golden Horseshoe
Adventure: Heli-Hiking in British Columbia
Great Escapes: Granada Hotel & Bistro
Adventure: Glasgow, Scotland
Adventure: Dipsea Trail
Great Escapes: Iberostar Hotels and Resorts
Gear Up: Gardening
Travel Feature: Hungry in Key West
US Airways: Painting the Past
Chefs Tell: Smith & Wollensky and Robin's
Must Read: Here Is Where
Great Dates
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Giving: Miles for Good
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - May 2013