Travel+Leisure: 2020 It List: Best New Hotels In The World
February 20, 2020
MacArthur Place was named 1 of 72 “Best New Hotels of the World” on Travel + Leisure’s 2020 It List.
“For a long time, the town of Sonoma has been the sleepy spot you visit on your way to or from Healdsburg, which several years back managed to become Sonoma County’s premier destination for wine travelers. But the multimillion dollar restoration of MacArthur Place, four blocks off the Sonoma town square, may disrupt that situation. The six-acre, 64-room property has a history going back 150 years, but once inside you might not guess that: The airy, light-filled rooms feature enormous walk-in showers (many with open-air outdoor showers as well), heated floors, fireplaces, and amenities from Grown Alchemist (and, if you book one of the rooms with an outdoor soaking tub, CBD bath bombs from Onyx & Rose). And chef Cole Dickinson’s Mediterranean-influenced cuisine at Layla is worth a visit even if you don’t stay at the hotel: order wild Pacific black cod with harissa cauliflower and Greek yogurt together with a side of his take on patatas bravas (crisp-fried perfect potato cubes drizzled with whipped garlic aioli — basically tater tots that have gone to heaven) and you will be a happy person indeed.”