Exactly Like Nothing Else Package Offers Guests
Unprecedented Access to the “Surf Instructor to The Stars”

SANTA CRUZ, CA (July 26, 2016)—Hotel Paradox, with its urban forest design that celebrates the nature, mountains and redwoods surrounding Santa Cruz, now a part of Autograph Collection Hotels, launched today their Exactly Like Nothing Else Package (ELNE), which allows guest to have a private surf lesson with Robert “Wingnut” Weaver, the most elusive surf instructor in the industry.

Wingnut, who starred in Endless Summer II, does not advertise or publicly offer surf lessons, in fact, unless you already know one of his students, there is no way to set up a lesson, until now. The ELNE package by Paradox allows guests an experience that is usually only reserved for the who’s who of Silicon Valley, rock stars and the glitterati. In addition to the lesson and hotel stay, guests have the option to add a custom surf board by legendary shaper Doug Haut, who is the head of the creative team for Santa Cruz Surfboards.

“As part of the Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s distinctive portfolio of independent properties, each hotel is tasked to offer one-of-a-kind guest experiences that are Exactly Like Nothing Else. To celebrate our inclusion into the Autograph family, we set out to create a package that is truly Santa Cruz and one-of-a-kind,” David Currell, General Manager of Hotel Paradox.

Exactly Like Nothing Else Package Details

Package Includes:

  • Two-hour private surfing lesson with Santa Cruz’s iconic Wingnut
  • Accommodations for 2 nights
  • Valet Parking
  • Dinner for 2 either night
  • Breakfast for 2 each morning


From $2800-$3200 USD/per person/2 nights

Enhance your package with a custom surf board made by legendary shaper Doug Haut for an additional $1,500 per person

Terms & conditions:
Minimum 30 day advance booking required. Valid seven days a week through June 30, 2017. Maximum 4 guests per package. Package is based on room availability and Wingnut’s availability. Tax is additional. 

About Hotel Paradox
Hotel Paradox invites guests to embrace Santa Cruz from the moment they arrive, welcoming travelers to an impressive front desk made from a reclaimed eucalyptus trees. Guestrooms feature natural forest elements in the décor, including wooden stump tables, reclaimed wood paneling, and river rock shower floors with rain showerheads. The property’s organic, American comfort food themed Solaire Restaurant + Bar features local and sustainable menu items from Executive Chef Ross McKee, such as fresh-caught seafood and a variety of seasonal dishes, set in an atmosphere that brings the outside in with a multi-angled ceiling adorned with backlit trees and blue sky. For more information, please visit: http://www.hotelparadox.com/

About Autograph Collection Hotels
Autograph Collection Hotels celebrates individuality by curating one-of-a-kind travel experiences at more than 95 luxury lifestyle hotels found in the world’s most desirable destinations. Exactly like nothing else, each hotel has been hand selected for its distinction as an iconic landmark, for its remarkable design or for its best-in-class resort amenities. For more information please visit www.autographhotels.com, or explore our social media channels to learn more about championing the independent spirit:

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