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The Murieta Inn and Spa – more than three years in the building – will open to the public Feb. 1. In this video, owner Carol Anderson Ward, the longtime owner of the Murieta Equestrian Center, shows you around and answers questions about the restaurant, spa and facilities and why the hotel took so long to build. (Ward is the longtime Equestrian Center owner and one of the investors in the North development.) The hotel has 83 rooms and rates of $189 a night and up, depending on season, according to Mary Orlando, general manager. In the coming days, there will be traffic as the hotel is guest-tested, with invited horse-show visitors and friends and family previewing the rooms, food and other services in advance of the official opening. The hotel staff emphasizes that all of Murieta will be more than welcome once the facility is fully open, but for now they ask that you await the official opening before stopping by.


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Reactions to new hotel

Some of the Facebook comments:

  • Steve Anderson Thx for sharing!
  • Lynda Castle This looks so great!! 
  • Barbara Weber This is great....hats off to Carol and staff that made this happen !!
  • Nancy Kastroll Miller Congratulations to everyone involved.
  • Brenda Sizemore What is the exact date we can make resos for dinner?
    • RanchoMurieta.com Brenda, the exact date isn't known. It probably depends on how the test period goes.
      • Brenda Sizemore RanchoMurieta.com thank you! Excited to get in there and check it out!
  • Debbie Hottman Beautiful! Looking so forward to supporting the new hotel, restaurant & spa!
  • Debbie Barnett Can’t wait!!!
  • Cathy Blank Long Congratulations! I can't wait to "meet at the gate"!
  • Linda Alcorn Looks beautiful!
  • Terry Cornwell This is pretty awesome! Congrats!
  • Sisko Darling Very nice!
  • Karen Jackson-Hays Congratulations
  • Patti E. Sewall It looks beautiful! Can’t wait to enjoy your hard work.
  • Kelly Craig Beautiful!!!
  • Merleen Paulus Can’t wait 
  • Steven Schwarz So informative!
  • Valerie Wells Loved this video...and your artwork!!
  • Annette Sloan Stringer Beautiful!!
  • Leah Williams Stoker Beautiful! Well done Carol and team!
  • Ralph Coyle Finally. It looks great. Our club will take a hit if they dont step up their game.
  • Robin Albee-Kesich Congratulations!!
  • Sally Bowden Agreed! Looking wonderful!
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Murieta Inn

Very telling about the difficulty of building or doing business in Sacramento County.  Look at the time it took to widen Sunrise, days on end with no work being done and traffic backed up to Highway 50!  Zinfandel could have been extended all the way to Jackson, they had the equipment on site, could have been done very easily, but no, they routed alll that traffic thru the Mather housing area,, and when the residents complained, they put in speed bumps!!   Sad commentary.

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Hotel management company named

Press release today from the company that will manage the Murieta Inn:

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), announced it has been selected to manage the Murieta Inn and Spa in Rancho Murieta, California, which opened today.

The newly constructed luxury inn and spa is located southeast of Sacramento among the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Range in what is known as Gold Country. Found within the development containing the renowned Murieta Equestrian Center, the largest equestrian facility in California, the 83-room hotel features The Gate, a one-of-a-kind restaurant and bar that offers fresh, seasonal menus using ingredients from the hotel’s five-acre farm and state-of-the-art greenhouse. In addition to a remarkable “farm-to-fork” experience, guests can also enjoy wine from the burgeoning foothills’ wine country. The hotel has an inviting resort-style pool and lavish hot tub adjacent to a private one-acre park overlooking the Cosumnes River. Guests can also relax at The Cupola, a luxury salon and day spa that will open in April. And the Murieta Inn and Spa also offers up to 15,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, with advanced technologies such as Fiber Speed WiFi and Staycast capabilities and a dedicated coordinator assigned to every event.

“We are thrilled to begin management of the Murieta Inn and Spa, and hope this is the start of a long, productive relationship with Murieta Hospitality Group,” said Greg Marcus, president and chief executive officer of The Marcus Corporation. “Together, we are two family-run companies that share a long-standing passion for providing an unparalleled guest experience. As an independent, boutique hotel, the Murieta Inn and Spa is a perfect fit for our portfolio as we expand on the West Coast and establish a presence in Northern California.”

The nearby Murieta Equestrian Center draws thousands of visitors from across the nation and around the world, hosting over 50 events each year that bring patrons and exhibitors to the Rancho Murieta area each weekend. The inn and spa’s luxurious, yet comfortable, amenities and acres of farmland provide the perfect overnight and event destination for equestrian enthusiasts, wine lovers, golfers and leisure travelers alike. Due to already high demand, plans are underway to add 24 three-bedroom suites to the hotel, making it an even more desirable destination for larger groups, weddings and travelers from across the country. Construction on the expansion is expected to begin in the spring.

“We couldn’t be more excited about our new partnership with Marcus Hotels & Resorts,” said Carol Anderson Ward, owner of Murieta Hospitality Group and Murieta Equestrian Center. “As a leader in the hospitality industry, Marcus Hotels & Resorts brings over 50 years of experience in delighting guests, while also providing operational excellence behind the scenes. We know the company’s industry experience and long-term vision for the hotel will provide our guests with an exceptional stay as they explore all that Rancho Murieta and Gold Country have to offer.”

For more information and to book a reservation at The Murieta Inn and Spa, please visit: https://themurietainn.com.

For more information on the latest news and updates from Marcus Hotels & Resorts, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com.

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
With the addition of the Murieta Inn and Spa, Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 19 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning. This includes hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a second location that opened in early 2017 in Chicago. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

About The Marcus Corporation
Headquartered in Milwaukee, The Marcus Corporation is a leader in the lodging and entertainment industries, with significant company-owned real estate assets. In addition to its lodging division, its theatre division, Marcus Theatres®, is the fourth largest theatre circuit in the U.S. and currently owns or operates 895 screens at 69 locations in eight states. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.marcuscorp.com.

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