| Coronado Times
A Look Behind the Scenes at Hotel del Coronado’s Construction & Renovation
As 2020 winds down we are filled with memories of the drastic changes the pandemic forced on businesses and individuals. The Hotel del Coronado closed for the first time in their 130-year history from March 26 through June 26. The upside of having no guests was that the estimated $400 million Master Plan major construction on the hotel was accelerated. The new projected timelines have the new front porch, reminiscent of the historical original, and the lobby slated to open in late spring 2021 with the lower-level retail shops also returning in spring 2021 (some currently have temporary locations). The Views, formerly called Ocean Towers, are in the midst of their renovation and will debut in summer 2021. The Cabanas ‘neighborhood’ is completed, and guests have been enjoying the refreshed suites and new poolside cabanas.
| Hemispheres Magazine
Paradise, Reimagined: An Ongoing Multimillion-Dollar Update Refreshes the Historic Hotel del Coronado
When it opened in 1888, the Hotel del Coronado was the largest single resort in the world. The city of Coronado, which
is located on a peninsula connected to San Diego, was actually established after the debut of “the Del,” as locals fondly
call the hotel, which has hosted a starstudded guest list ever since. ...
All that history deserves a strong future, which is why the hotel is in the midst of a $400 million “reimagination.” While the project isn’t set to be completed for another couple of years, there are plenty of new reasons to book a stay now.
| The San Diego Union-Tribune
Hotel del Coronado Doesn’t Let A Pandemic Slow its $400M Renovation
Even as hotels confront the new reality of a pandemic that has stifled tourism, San Diego County’s most iconic property, the Hotel del Coronado, is not slowing its yearslong renovation that is expected to cost $400 million.
The latest phase of the project to make its debut encompasses an expansive rooftop bar and restaurant overlooking the hotel pool and beachfront, an updated pool area, and a complete redo of its 97 cabana guestrooms, some of which directly face the ocean.
| Coronado Times
Hotel del Coronado Debuts Cabanas Neighborhood
The legendary Hotel del Coronado has reached another milestone in its $400 million Master Plan reimagination with the opening of The Cabanas ‘neighborhood.’ The first phase of the renovation made its debut in late July with the reveal of an updated main pool and enhanced guest rooms on the second and third floors of the hotel’s upgraded guest building—The Cabanas. Additional rooms on the ground floor followed in August with expansive covered terraces and fire features.
| Eater San Diego
Iconic Hotel del Coronado Revamps Resort Restaurants
Reopened in June after closing temporarily for the first time in 132 years, Coronado’s landmark Hotel del Coronado has been rolling out upgrades to the dining options at the property, which kicked off with last year’s opening of signature restaurant Serea Coastal Cuisine.
| Coronado Eagle & Journal
Hotel del Coronado Back in Business After 90-Day Sojourn
After being totally closed to the public for 90 days, the 132-year old Hotel del Coronado is rapidly re-opening for business. “I’m just happy we’re open,” said Hotel Del General Manager Harold Rapoza, Jr. over the weekend. “Our last day of operation was March 26, 2020, and we reopened the Beach Village at the Del and 190 rooms in the Victorian Building June 26, 2020. There was no revenue coming in prior to our closing. We have great owners and they wanted to make sure to protect this landmark and keep it in good condition when we re-opened.”
Re-Imagination of Hotel del Coronado
Hotel del Coronado has completed the first year of its multi-year, multi-phase Master Plan that will bring to life a new vision of the world-renowned seaside resort. The Master Plan, a roadmap of “The Del’s” future, which includes a phased development to preserve, revitalize and develop new aspects of the property, is slated to be complete in late 2021.
| San Diego Business Journal
Hotel Del’s Plan Sees Room For More Grandeur
In late October, Hotel del Coronado, a Curio Collection by Hilton, and a historic beachfront hotel located in the city of Coronado, filed a WARN notice with the Employment Development Department. The filing stated that up to 160 employees could be temporarily laid-off from Jan. 1, 2020 to July 1, 2020.
A spokesperson for the hotel has clarified that the filing is a legally mandated formality and that a very small number of employees, if any, would be impacted. The reason for the possible interruption is a continuation of the historic hotel's almost $400 million multiyear redevelopment and expansion plan.
| The Coronado Times
Construction Brings Temporary New Entrance & More Changes on Way to Final Unveiling at Del
Construction is seldom without bumps along the way, and this is true during the $300 million, more than four-year, Master Plan upgrade at the Hotel del Coronado. Stacey Ellis, Director of Public Relations, summed it up best when she said, “This whole Master Plan has been a magnificent ballet of juggling and rearranging and will be worth it when our final end goal of a majestically updated one-of-a-kind landmark hotel is complete.”
Hotel del Coronado to Add 29,000 Square Feet in Meetings Facilities and Event Space
Hotel del Coronado has broken ground on a multi-phase four-year renovation plan, with the addition of 29,000 sq. ft. of meetings facilities and event spaces, to debut alongside new guestrooms, a refreshed culinary program, and general resort upgrades. The crown jewel of the expansion is the Event Center, comprising of a brand-new ballroom, indoor pre-function and breakout rooms, and outdoor entertaining spaces, set to elevate the overall resort experience for corporate and leisure groups.
Serea Opens Its Doors At The Iconic Hotel del Coronado
Serẽa, the new sea-to-table dining experience created by boutique hospitality powerhouse Clique Hospitality for the Hotel del Coronado, is now open. The concept comes as part of the iconic hotel’s reimagination, which includes a multi-phase renovation to preserve, revitalize and reintroduce various aspects of the property, slated for completion late 2021.
| The San Diego Union Tribune
Hotel del Coronado reaches first milestone – a new ocean-view restaurant…
The final look of the new, improved Hotel Del Coronado is still a few years off, but visitors to the resort can see the just completed first phase, which includes a complete transformation of its signature ocean view restaurant.