Post Company restores hotel known as birthplace of Apple's Macintosh computer

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New York design studio Post Company has revived a historic hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, drawing on the building's illustrious past and recent acclaim to inform its interiors.

The 75-key La Playa Hotel is situated a few blocks from the beach in the town, located on California's Pacific Coast Highway and renowned for its bohemian spirit.

It was taken over in 2012 by Marc & Rose Hospitality – which also operates the recently overhauled High Country Motor Lodge in Flagstaff, Arizona – and reopened in October 2023 following a long renovation process.

"As the fifth owners in its more than 115-year history, we focused on letting the building lead us to a design that supports the stories of the past, while infusing thoughtful amenities to meet the expectations of the modern traveller," said Marc & Rose president John Grossman.

In 1983, it was the site of an Apple company retreat, during which founder Steve Jobs unveiled the first working prototype of the Macintosh computer.