10.12.21 Hotel Laguna reopens lobby and restaurant to public after long restoration

Excerpted from Los Angeles Times

By Andrew Turner

After four years, the Hotel Laguna is resuming operations with the reopening of the historic building’s ground-floor lobby and restaurant area.

The partial reopening of the Hotel Laguna is the first step in the restoration of the property, for which the Laguna Beach Co. has a long-term lease.

A ribbon-cutting event Tuesday celebrated the completion of the first phase of the renovation project, as well as the return of the public to the hotel.

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Mo Honarkar is given a certificate of recognition from Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Honarkar received congratulatory plaques from Rep. Michelle Steel, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris and O.C. Supervisor Lisa Bartlett at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, which was also attended by the Laguna Beach City Council and city staff.