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The Classic Story

Developer Sam Grossman founded Classic Hotels & Resorts with a mission of providing guests and groups alike with a hotel brand that blends the consistent service of a premiere chain hotel with the design and service elements of an independent hotel. Essentially, Sam’s mission was to create a hotel company featuring the “The Best of Both Worlds.”

To bring this vision to life, Sam hired Richard Behr as the Chief Operating Officer of Classic Hotels & Resorts. Richard’s vast experience with The Phoenician, Ritz Carlton and Hilton Hotels has created the foundation of a new hotel company that marries all the service standards of the finest chain hotels, with the uniqueness of an independent hotel. To assist in creating
Sam’s vision, Richard hand-picked a team of industry executives with more than 80-years of Marriott, Starwood and Hyatt experience to lead the growth of the company, and to create a brand that is uniquely different from mainstream hotels. Now under the direction of Sam’s son John, President of Classic Hotels & Resorts, the company continues to emerge as a premiere independent brand. John’s finesse in creating unique design elements and guest experiences has now taken Sam’s vision to a new level.

Another quality that makes the company so unique is that Classic Hotels & Resorts owns and manages ALL of their hotels. This renders the company free from substantial management, franchise and corporate marketing fees, along with global sales and loyalty program fees which chain hotels must pass on to the guest. Classic Hotels & Resorts is then able to provide attentive service at every turn, impeccable food and beverage offerings, and unique experiences which many chain hotels are unable to match…all at a fair price.

In essence “The Best of Both Worlds.”

Click on the links below to explore our other Classic Hotels:

La Playa Carmel

La Playa Carmel

The Grande Dame of Carmel. Located in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea and restored to preserve its turn-of-the-century charm.

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The Scott Resort & Spa

The Scott Resort & Spa artfully blends the upscale appeal of a downtown Scottsdale location with the casual elegance of a lush desert retreat.

Laguna Beach House

Laguna Beach House

Chic coastal décor and vintage furniture create the look and feel of an open, airy beach cottage with a palette of natural, warm colors with vibrant pops.

Arizona Grand resort and spa

Arizona Grand Resort & Spa®

Experience a true oasis in the desert featuring 744 suites, a 7-acre water park, 18-hole golf course, spa & fitness center and 117,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting space.

The Inn at Laguna Beach

The Inn at Laguna Beach

Experience a luxury boutique escape in the heart of Laguna Beach, with the finest art galleries, shopping, dining and nightlife just steps from your door.

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Hotel Carmel is absolutely charming.

MDFixer, Sausalito, CA

..the perfect vibe for a casual weekend getaway.

Marisa P.

A boutique, small hotel feel with the elegance and outstanding service of a large, luxury resort.

Andrew M., Mill Valley, CA