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Claremont Hotel--an Oakland/Berkeley Hills icon for more than a century

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Claremont Hotel & Spa
The century old but timeless Claremont Hotels situated in the Berkeley Hills

Join correspondent Tom Wilmer at the legendary Claremont Hotel in the Berkeley hills, dubbed the white palace, where he visits with Michelle Heston, Fairmont Hotel’s Executive Director of Public Relations.

Claremont Hotel & Spa
The iconic Claremont Hotel a century ago looks much the same today,

Heston shares insights about the Claremont’s century long history, its connection with U.C. Berkeley, the hotel’s Limewood Bar & Restaurant’s special cannabis cuisine events and more.

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Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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