Martin Resorts has announced that it will launch a major upgrade to its flagship property within their collection of five Central Coast hotels. Construction is underway at Paso Robles Inn to expand its footprint with a lavish addition, which has been named The Piccolo at Paso Robles Inn.

The four-story building will feature 23 luxury hotel rooms, plus one luxury suite. The lobby, lounge and library will be sidewalk-accessible at 12th Street as well as a walkway that will visibly connect the new building to the Grand Ballroom, built in 1891.

“The Paso Robles Inn has a rich a colorful place in Paso Robles history, spanning more than a century, and this is the next chapter in their history book,” said CEO Lori Keller of Martin Resorts. “As Paso Robles has grown and evolved, so have guests’ needs and expectations. The Piccolo at Paso Robles Inn will offer a luxury hotel experience in downtown Paso Robles that guests are looking for.”

The 12th Street façade and new guest rooms will feature exposed, whitewashed brick walls. Juliet balconies will overlook the street and an inner courtyard. Beyond the three-story elevation visible from 12th Street, a fourth floor will be set farther back. The space will contain a guest room, a suite, restrooms and a rooftop bar to occupy the remainder of the upper floor.

The 24-room capacity can be booked for large groups and flexible seating of the bar space can also be arranged to provide seating for private events and weddings. Lush rooftop landscaping and a covered trellis will complete the look.

The new hotel addition will incorporate a ground-level wine tasting room plus storage lockers for guests to place their wine purchases for safekeeping.

“Most guests are visiting the area to go wine tasting and usually end up purchasing wine to take home. Having climate-controlled storage available helps maintain the quality of their purchase and provides convenience for the guests,” said Keller.

The transitional traditional style will incorporate classic structural lines and decor interspersed with modern influences. Inside the guest rooms, brick accents, plank flooring, stainless steel bath fixtures, sliding bathroom barn doors and vintage chandeliers above the beds will convey elegance with an organic feel.

The completed expansion will mark twenty years following its last revitalization in 1999, when Martin Resorts purchased the property. At that time, a well was reopened to release its historic hot mineral springs and make them available to 18 mineral spa rooms.

Ten Over Studio created the building design and Specialty Construction in San Luis Obispo will serve as contractor for the expansion project.

“The Paso Robles Inn has been the cornerstone of Paso Robles for over 150 years,” said Keller. “We are proud of our history and look forward to starting our next chapter.”

Paso Robles Inn is located at 1103 Spring Street in Paso Robles. Visit pasoroblesinn.com.