BAKERSFIELD, CA-A group called Padre Hotel Partners LP has launched an $18 million renovation of the Padre Hotel. The renovation of the 10-story, 80-year-old hotel at 1813 H St. will rehab the interior in a plan designed to restore the property to its previous popularity.
Graham Downes, principal of San Diego-based Graham Downes Architecture, has partnered with Brett Miller, CEO of Eat Drink and Sleep, also based in San Diego, to form Padre Hotel Partners. Located in the historic area of Bakersfield, the hotel has been redesigned by Graham Downes to “bring life back to this once-popular attraction,” according to the architects. Built in 1928, the Padre was long known as one of the most popular gathering places in Downtown Bakersfield. Elements of the hotel’s 1928 origins will be incorporated into the redevelopment to blend past and present and reestablish the Padre Hotel as a landmark, the developers say.
The completed project will feature 112 guest rooms and suites, a restaurant, a bar, nightclub lounge and a 24-hour café. The renovation will include meeting rooms and event space, fitness and business centers, and other amenities to position the hotel as a business and leisure destination.