Hyatt Regency Monterey

Old Golf Course Rd
Monterey, California

Guest Room Artwork uses local community as theme

In 1992 the Hyatt Regency Monterey announced the completion of a multi-million dollar renovation that brings a historical flavor to the luxury resort hotel's site on the Old Del Monte Golf course - the oldest course west of the Mississippi.

Business Image Group produced 1,200 hand-tinted historical images for over six hundred guest rooms in the Hyatt Regency Monterey, built on the site of the historic Del Norte Golf Course. The images were created from vintage glass plate negatives, hand-tinted, reproduced and framed to match the decor of the guest rooms.
The artwork received rave reviews from guests for their appealing, nostalgic expression of the area’s history and were used for publicity purposes to promote the property.

"Highlighting the renovation is a selection of historic photographs. Rooms feature turn-of-the-century photographs of such historic sights as Cypress Point along the famous 17 mile drive circa 1910, and Monterey's Chinatown circa 1890, the present site of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

According to Hyatt Regency Monterey General Manager Michael Cassidy, the renovation was designed to create "a warm and casual feeling that reflects the friendly Monterey atmosphere."

The pictures are color reproductions of hand-tinted black and white photographs made from original glass negatives by San Francisco artist Bennett Hall. The photographs brings a nostalgic "Olde Monterey" look to the property's 575 rooms and suites, along with new furnishings, carpet, wallpapers"

- From San Francisco Chronicle, 1992, shortly after the hotel opened.

Family touring Pacific Grove - Hand-tinted by Bennett Hall
Family touring Pacific Grove
Hand-tinted by Bennett Hall
for Hyatt Regency, Monterey