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Santa Rosa’s Flamingo Resort scales back renovation because of coronavirus economy

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Hotel investor Stephen Yang and his partners have been working on renovating the Flamingo Resort since acquiring the landmark Santa Rosa property in January 2019. But like other hotel projects in the North Bay area, the coronavirus outbreak has disrupted progress on the $20 million project.

Built in 1957, the Flamingo Hotel was designed by architect George Bernard Russell, the same architect as the original Las Vegas Flamingo, according to the Flamingo’s website. In its heyday, the hotel drew celebrities and wealthy world travelers to its oversized pool and courtyard. In 1996, the city of Santa Rosa declared the hotel a historical landmark.

Now, work on the property’s renovations is back on track, as Sonoma County’s hotels have been cleared to reopen as of June 19. It’s welcome news for Yang, who, with wife Rebecca, owns Yang Capital and Point Hospitality Group, the latter which oversees daily operations of the 10,000-acre property that has 170 rooms and 13,000 square feet of meeting space.

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