Celebrating the redwood forests surrounding Santa Cruz, The Hotel Paradox is now part of Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s distinctive portfolio of independent properties. The Autograph Collection Hotels brand features properties that embrace their locale through refined design, thoughtful amenities and stand-out service. Located in the heart of Santa Cruz near the downtown’s iconic Pacific Avenue, the property was recently renovated, with an open floor plan in its Solaire Restaurant + Bar, new guestroom furniture, and additional fire pits and updated cabanas surrounding its pool. Upon arrival, guests are greeted with a front desk made from a reclaimed eucalyptus tree. Guestrooms feature natural forest elements in the décor, including wooden stump tables, reclaimed wood paneling, and river rock shower floors with rain showerheads. Solaire Restaurant + Bar features local and sustainable menu items, such as fresh-caught seafood and a variety of seasonal dishes, set in an atmosphere featuring a multi-angled ceiling adorned with backlit trees and blue sky. As part of the Autograph Collection, The Hotel Paradox offers more value for guests through enhanced services and access to the worldwide Marriott Rewards network.