Oxford Suites Chico Unveils Remodel
February 18th, 2021
The renovation began in June of 2020, while the design process began much earlier. Interior Designer, Michelle Rispoli, of the Oxford Collection hotels was excited to reimagine the look of one of the brand’s busiest properties. “One of my favorite parts [of the remodel] was the total transformation of the lobby,” Rispoli shared. “We took out all of the curved elements and created a warm yet upscale ambiance. It really looks like an entirely new hotel.”
Every Oxford Collection property strives to be a reflection of the communities they’re a part of. This commitment is carried through to the design process, with each property design highlighting the unique character of the region. Color palettes, room layouts, and custom pieces represent the natural area and local history, giving the property the look and feel of a boutique hotel.
With a modern industrial focus, the design inspiration for Oxford Suites Chico pulls from Butte County’s past and the area’s natural elements. Functional improvements include USB charging port stations, open wardrobes, and back-lit vanity mirrors, while fresh artwork throughout the hotel draws from the region’s agricultural past and reflects the nearby Bidwell Park, Bidwell Mansion, and Chico State University.
The Oxford Collection brand is committed to going beyond the typical standards of eco-friendly hotel operations and maintained this mindset through the renovation process. Furniture removed from rooms including headboards, desks, couches, and side tables, were donated to Habitat for Humanity of Butte County, where General Manager, Jason Olivares, serves as Board Director. Low VOC paints and LED lighting were used throughout, bathroom vanities and shower tubs were kept in place to reduce waste, and custom bed throws were made from 100% recycled polyester.
The property opened their doors in 1994 and had yet to receive a renovation of this scale, aside from intermittent improvements and routine updates. Oxford Suites Chico has been a favorite among travelers to Butte County and has consistently ranked as the top hotel in Chico by Tripadvisor travelers.
To see photos and to learn more about the hotel, visit oxfordsuiteschico.com.