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Explore Classic Hotels

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:

Hotel Carmel

The beautifully transformed Hotel Carmel is located in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea, just steps from renowned shops, galleries and restaurants.

Arizona Grand Resort & Spa®

Experience a true oasis in the desert featuring 740 suites, a 7-acre water park and 117,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting space.

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.

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.

Laguna Beach House

Chic coastal décor and vintage furniture create the look and feel of an open, airy beach cottage.

Trending on TripAdvisor

The staff was amazingly helpful, courteous, and friendly. The facilities are great.

steve_n0emi, Ventura, California

This is one of the best kept secrets in Carmel…the best location for relaxation.

Craig E, San Juan Capistrano, California

Guests are delighted to receive a champagne breakfast each morning (with made-to-order hot items), sangria hour, wine-tasting hour and freshly baked cookies in the evening.

mwbaus, Los Angeles, California