Catalina Island Celebrates 100th Anniversary With New Experiences

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It’s been 100 years since William Wrigley Jr. fell in love with Catalina Island and began to develop it into what it is today by investing in Catalina Island Company. After purchasing the island in 1919 and bringing his Chicago Cubs there for spring training, the island has grown into a destination for the laidback traveler. Island highlights today include the Forbes Four-Star Mt. Ada (the former Wrigley mansion), a luxe destination spa, countless land and ocean adventures and the island’s first vineyard, planted and developed by Wrigley’s great-granddaughter Alison Rusack and husband Geoff.

Hotel Atwater

To celebrate the historic milestone, the Island Company is introducing new experiences like historical tours and flashback menus for guests to enjoy during their next visit:

  • The reopening of historic Hotel Atwater, debuting August 2019
  • Guided Anniversary Tours around the island that pair scenic ocean and canyon views with a deep dive into the rich history of the island
  • A special exhibit at the Catalina Island Museum about Wrigley’s first year on Catalina
  • Limited-time historical “flashback” menu items at Catalina Island Company’s outlets, such as Chicken Consommé at Avalon Grille and Baked Pacific Swordfish à la Créole at Mt. Ada

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