Nestled into the San Bernardino Mountains in Big Bear Lake, California, alpine getaway Marina Riviera has reopened its accommodations following renovations led by a design team including management company Casetta Group, Electric Bowery, and Hausman Creative.
Casetta oversaw the project with particular focus to the restoration of the 1968 Viking-inspired lodge. “With Marina Riviera, we wanted to honor its 1960s heritage and architecture, so we returned the hotel to its original namesake and identity while upgrading the design, amenities, and overall guest experience,” says Casetta cofounder Carolyn Schneider.
Electric Bowery revived the 42 guestrooms housed inside the main lodge in homage to the natural splendor of the setting. Evoking the character of a classic ski lodge, the rooms are endowed with bold, moody hues reflective of the wooded environs, while bathrooms lined with richly colored zellige tiles channel the lakefront. Vintage artwork depicts nature scenery to further instill a sense of place, set against a warmly layered palette of natural wood, stone, and black steel hardware. Cozy stove fireplaces round out each chamber.
Crafted through a midcentury lens, six residential-style standalone cabins designed by Hausman Creative comprise a pair of bedrooms, one bathroom, a full kitchen, and a separate living room anchored by a fireplace.