Virtual Tour of The Ahwahnee Hotel - Solarium
The Solarium does not have a fireplace like the other rooms, it has a water fountain. Directly above the fountain is a landing of the stairway leading up to the Tudor Lounge. For an example of attention to detail, look in the fountain for the drain inlet, and note that even this functional piece of metal has the logo of the Ahwahnee Hotel cast on it. In the Solarium and all through the hotel you may notice wall hangings that look a lot like rugs. These are actually the original woven Persian rugs from the hotel being creatively reused. Some of the more fragile ones are cased in plastic to protect them.
Text, photos, and images by Jess Stryker, unless noted. Copyright © Jess Stryker, 2008. All rights reserved.