J Public Relations
Director Public Relations, Hotel del Coronado
Iconic Beachfront Resort Embarks on Groundbreaking Four-Year Expansion to Include New Ballroom and Outdoor Entertaining Spaces
CORONADO, Calif. (2019) – 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.
“We are excited to elevate our already existing, diverse meeting and event spaces at The Del with the execution of this project,” says Harold Rapoza, Jr. General Manager at Hotel del Coronado. “The Del truly offers something for everyone, from outdoor beachfront entertaining to both intimate and grand indoor corporate retreats. The addition of the Event Center will only take these offerings to the next level.”
Phase one was completed in June 2019 with the re-launch of Vista Walk – an elevated and levelled outdoor event space offering panoramic views of the Pacific and signature red-roofed turret. Accommodating up to 900 guests, Vista Walk debuted alongside The Del’s new seafood restaurant concept Serẽa, offering an enhanced Food & Beverage program for groups. Additional upgrades include the completion of 97 renovated guest/meeting rooms in the California Cabana building, scheduled for a 2020 completion.
Taking center stage of the meeting and event space renovation is the addition of a brand-new Event Center featuring a 15,000 square-foot clear span Ballroom with approximately 10,000 square-foot of pre-function and breakout meeting space. The Ballroom can be configured into 10 separate meeting spaces with French doors leading to outdoor balconies, flooding the rooms with natural light. The Center will open up onto the 14,000 square-foot Great Lawn, offering a breathtaking backdrop of the historic hotel. The center’s full-service kitchen and loading dock, along with below grade parking and valet drop off, will make entertaining at The Del a seamless experience for meeting and event planners. Adjacent to the Conference Center is the development of 142 new condo/hotel guestrooms. A projected completion date for the Event Center is 2022.
Through this multi-phase renovation, Hotel del Coronado’s meetings and event space expansion will give corporate and leisure groups from around the world a new reason to entertain in Southern California.
About Hotel del Coronado
Set on one of America’s most iconic beaches, the legendary Hotel del Coronado has welcomed discerning travelers for 130 years to experience Southern California coastal lifestyle at its best. Here, the magic and nostalgia of the property’s storied past blends seamlessly with contemporary luxury in 757 guestrooms. Hotel del Coronado and its newest addition, Beach Village at The Del, have every modern amenity imaginable from bespoke concierge services and holistic spa experiences to private chefs and exquisite oceanfront dining. Known for creating memories and engaging experiences with endless recreational seaside activities, an award-winning spa, and oceanfront dining, this world-renowned San Diego resort seamlessly connects her storied past with today’s Southern California coastal lifestyle.