Also newly added to Autograph's portfolio is the 173-room Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa, which, unsurprisingly, also recently completed an extensive renovation of the whole property (guest rooms feature a "mountain lodge" vibe, which fits with its location overlooking Lake Arrowhead, which is about 80 miles east of Los Angeles).
Of course, no SoCal getaway would be complete without a day of pampering, and the resort's Spa of the Pines will do just that. The spa offers treatments from around the world, plus an adjoining restaurant (also overlooking the lake) and Mountain Aroma's a coffeeshop located off the lobby.
Last but not least, Hotel Blackhawk in downtown Davenport, Iowa is yet another historic property (seems like that's the common denominator among Autograph Collection's newest hotels) that first opened in 1910 and has since hosted plenty of celebrities and even a few presidents (Barack Obama, Richard Nixon, Herbert Hoover). Apparently, Cary Grant was staying here when he died in 1986.
Despite its age, though, Hotel Blackhawk has still got it: guests can hang out in the a heated indoor pool, or gaze over the MIssissippi River from the whirlpool hot tub. And if you feel like bowling when you're here, the hotel can accommodate that too; the retro-chic "Blackhawk Bowl & Martini Lounge" is located below the lobby, and, as far as we know, is the only Autograph Collection bowling alley we've heard of. So far…