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About the Master Plan
A new vision is coming to life at the world-renowned Hotel del Coronado which is in the process of transforming this legendary resort and securing its future for many generations to come. The Master Plan for the hotel is a $400M multi-year, multi-phase plan that when complete in 2022, will have touched every aspect of the property. The centerpiece of the Master Plan is the addition of a new event center, new residential-style villas, underground parking, and a new main entry with a grand sense of arrival. The Master Plan also pays tribute to the hotel’s history, with an unprecedented investment in restoring and preserving industrial buildings (some of which date back to the 1880s) and re-creating the experience of the hotel’s original front porch. Completing the vision, each of the existing guestrooms, meeting spaces, and dining outlets on property will receive a refresh.
Here’s a step-by-step look at implementation of the Master Plan:
COMPLETED IN 2019
Vista Terrace (June 2019)
Completed in June 2019, Vista Walk was relaunched as Vista Terrace — an elevated and levelled event space offering panoramic views of the Pacific and The Del’s iconic red-roofed turret. This new outdoor entertaining space, which features the historic Dragon Tree, can host up to 700 guests.
Serẽa (June 2019)
Serẽa debuted in June 2019 offering an upscale, sustainable, sea-to-table experience with coastal cuisine that spotlights the best of the region’s ocean, farms and fields from California to the Baja Peninsula. Created by Clique Hospitality (the boutique hospitality company known for redefining today’s dining and nightlife landscapes), the restaurant features a robust, environmentally friendly menu that includes raw and cooked options — from fresh whole catch, to seafood towers and composed dishes. The menu at Serẽa showcases the comprehensive, complex and expressive flavor profiles of the best fresh fish, intricate seafood and heritage meats the region has to offer, prepared by San Diego native and Executive Chef / Partner JoJo Ruiz.
The Laundry (July 2019)
After serving as the Hotel’s laundry for almost 100 years, the Laundry has received a complete interior and exterior renovation. The brick façade with transom windows has been restored, and the original laundry conveyance systems remain as a tribute to its working history. The Laundry currently serves as administrative space during the build-out of the Master Plan. Future possibilities for this unique and authentic venue include meeting or event space.
North Entry and North Parking Structure (November 2019)
The North Entry received a make-over with a brick entry drive and a new porch with an accessible ramp. The North Entry will serve as the main entrance to the hotel until completion of the Master Plan. The new North Parking Structure provides self- and valet- parking for more than 700 vehicles.
COMPLETED IN 2020
Babcock & Story Bar (July 2020)
Named for The Del’s visionary founders and featuring the hotel’s original mahogany bar, Babcock & Story Bar received some structural upgrades as well as an interior design update. The original bar was carefully refinished and the outdoor awning was replaced with a wood trellis. The nearby B&S Bakery was also renovated.
Sun Deck (August 2020)
The Sun Deck reopened as a modern beachfront eatery and rooftop lounge, the ultimate destination for craft cocktails and coastal favorites. Guests relax by the cozy fire pits and savor delectable bites and drinks with gorgeous front row views of the most spectacular sunsets on the West Coast.
The Cabanas (August 2020)
Completed in August 2020, The Cabanas ‘neighborhood’ debuted with beautifully renovated guest rooms surrounding The Del’s brand new Main Pool. These spacious contemporary rooms feature refined coastal design – think ocean blues, sunshine gold and warm sand tones, along with luxurious bathrooms with walk-in showers. Ground floor guest rooms feature an enhanced indoor/outdoor connection with private balconies or covered terraces with lounge seating and fire features.
ENO Market & Pizzeria (August 2020)
ENO Market & Pizzeria offers two distinct experiences. Inside, ENO Market offers extensive grab-and-go offerings plus coffees, fresh pastries, and sandwiches. Outside, ENO Pizzeria offers a beautiful new patio gazebo and casual tables for sharing rustic artisanal pizzas, savoring dolce, and enjoying a cocktail or glass of wine.
The Spa & Salon (September 2020)
The Spa & Salon at The Del received an interior design refresh with new lounge areas for men and women, a Marilyn Monroe inspired Beauty Bar and fresh modern touches throughout the space. The Spa also features a vanishing edge pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
COMPLETED IN 2021
Fitness Center (March 2021)
The new state-of-the-art Fitness Center makes up a larger footprint with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Beach Village pool. Guests have access to dedicated areas for cardio, stretching/yoga, and strength training and the latest equipment, with innovative indoor and outdoor classes.
The Views (July 2021)
The existing Ocean Towers will transform into The Views, a pre- and post-adventure outpost for active guests, located close to the beach and all rentals. The towers will receive a complete renovation inside and out with an upscale coastal design in seafoam and driftwood with new glass balcony railings to allow uninterrupted guest views. Ground level rooms will have luxurious outdoor terraces with fire pits to enhance the guest experience.
Windsor Lawn (July 2021)
Framed by swaying palm trees and lush landscaping and nestled against the iconic Victorian building, the expansive Windsor Lawn directly overlooks the Pacific, rendering it ideal for alfresco cocktails or an outdoor event for up to 700 guests. New construction includes new turf, trees, landscaping, lighting, power, and a complete restructuring of the Paseo Lawns into one larger space with beach access relocated to the north and south ends for a more functional event space.
Ice House Museum (July 2021)
Built in 1889, the Ice House will be restored to serve as a museum showcasing the hotel’s storied past. Along with permanent and rotating exhibit space, the Ice House Museum will serve as the starting place for the hotel’s history tours, as well as a unique venue for private events.
Power Plant Meeting Space (July 2021)
Initially built to provide power to the hotel and the island of Coronado, this historic space has been restored and reimagined as a unique co-working and meeting space at The Del. Currently being used for internal offices, the path of travel for guest use will be completed in summer 2021.
Sheerwater (July 2021)
An beautiful oceanfront restaurant with house-crafted cocktails and a California wine list. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Sheerwater will surprise and delight with visually appealing dishes and artfully plated entrees orchestrated by our French Master Chef, creating Instagrammable moments filled with culinary delights.
Front Porch & Lobby Restoration (August 2021)
With meticulous attention to historic detail, layers of non-historic additions to the front porch and lobby were removed, restoring this signature element to its original grandeur. A wide veranda offers a place for guests to relax in rocking chairs while enjoying a glass of lemonade in this beautiful historic setting. A second set of entry stairs (which originally served as the ladies entrance) were re-created and an improved accessible ramp was added. Non-historic windows were also replaced with period-appropriate windows with red sashes, and 17 stained glass windows, once lost to time, are being re-created and installed in their original locations. The existing original stained-glass Coronation Window has been rehabilitated and returned to its original location on the second floor, surrounded by intricate brickwork. Additionally, the Front Porch restoration included a refresh to The Victorian lobby with an expansion of the lobby floor space, the historic wood was stripped and re-stained its original color, the iconic birdcage elevator received mechanical upgrades, wood beams throughout the lobby were reinforced with steel, a new period-appropriate wood parquet floor and carpet were installed, and all fixtures were recreated based on the originals of the Victorian era. A new crystal chandelier inspired by the original that graced the lobby in 1888 has also be installed.
Lower Level Shops at The Del (August 2021)
The reopening of the lower level Shops at The Del has begun. The first two stores to reopen are Weekends, a coastal apparel and athleisure store with fun brands like lululemon, Lily Pulitzer and Spiritual Ganster, and Beach House, a curated collection of gifts and home decor inspired by beach life.
COMING SOON 2021
New Main Entry
A new landscaped main entry in its original location will restore the historic sense of arrival, with a grand view to the hotel’s iconic turret along with a new porte cochere and central fountain. Main Entry improvements also include a signalized intersection with pedestrian crosswalk connecting the hotel with the bay and marina.
OPENING IN 2022
Remaining Retail Corridor (Spring 2022)
The renovated retail corridor will welcome a selection of new shops to the property, ranging from fashion, accessories, and various concepts that cater to the whole family and provide all of the essentials for a day soaking up the Southern California Sun. The first corridor portion is set to debut in summer 2021 and will welcome Weekends, a concept with coastal apparel and favorite local and active brands such as Vuori, Lululemon, Spiritual Gangster and more, while Beach House will offer a curated collection of gifts and home decor inspired by a stay at The Del, with blankets, umbrellas, signature scented candles and more.
Shore House (Summer 2022)
Sited on a golden stretch of Coronado beachfront, this decidedly new residential-style resort experience will feature 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom villas. With its own check-in, ocean-view pool with private cabanas, open-air poolside bar and casual lounge, this “resort-within-a-resort” experience will be developed as whole-ownership, limited-term use condominiums, presenting the final opportunity to own resort real estate at this iconic property.
Southpointe Event Center (Summer 2022)
The new Southpointe Event Center will feature a 15,000 SF clear-span ballroom with approximately 10,000 SF of pre-function and break-out meeting space. The Event Center will open onto a 14,000 SF Great Lawn with a view to the historic hotel.
Beach Village at The Del
This exclusive, gated beach community offers private check-in, pools, and VIP perks. It’s a private village offering the full VIP treatment. As part of the Master Plan, these luxury accommodations will receive an interior design refresh.
Victorian Building guestroom and meeting room renovations
More details to come.
Founders Hall (formerly Grande Hall) meeting room renovations
More details to come.
DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION TEAM
|Master Plan||Historic Preservation Architect||Heritage Architecture & Planning|
San Diego, CA
|Landscape Architect||Burton Landscape Studio|
Solana Beach, CA
|Civil Engineer||Hale Engineering|
San Diego, CA
|New Buildings (Event Center/Villas)||Architecture & Interiors||Leo A. Daly|
|Industrial Area (Power Plant, Ice House, Laundry, and|
|Architecture||OBR Architecture San Diego, CA|
|Interiors||Nina Chiappa Interiors|