About the Master Plan
A new vision is coming to life at the world-renowned Hotel del Coronado which will transform this legendary resort and secure 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 late 2021, 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 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 1880’s) and re-creating the experience of the hotel’s original front porch. Completing the vision, each of the existing guestrooms, meeting space, and dining outlets on property will receive a refresh.
Here’s a step-by-step look at the implementation of the Master Plan:
COMPLETED IN 2019
- Vista Terrace
Completed in June 2019 Vista Walk was re-launched 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.
Following in the iconic footsteps of 1500 Ocean, which enjoyed a successful thirteen-year run as The Del’s signature restaurant, Serẽa is The Del’s new concept in the same seaside location. 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, as well as 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 restaurant’s seafood is sourced from a variety of local and regional purveyors including Tuna Harbor Dockside Market; Catalina Offshore Products; Los Angeles based Superior Seafoods, and Baja California’s Pacifico Aquaculture, which has created an innovative, sustainability-first farming program for premium, ocean-raised seabass. Special attention is also paid to Serẽa’s meats, all of which come from regional ranchers known for the most tender and flavorful product. 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
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 remains 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
The North Entry received a make-over with a brick entry drive and a new porch with 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.
COMING IN 2020
- The Cabanas
In summer of 2020, look for a dynamic new scene at The Cabanas, where you find beautifully renovated guestrooms surrounding The Del’s brand new glistening 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, and blue tooth music devices. Ground floor guestrooms will feature an enhanced indoor/outdoor connection with private balconies or covered terraces with lounge seating and fire features
- Sun Deck
The Sun Deck will reopen as a modern beachfront eatery and rooftop lounge, the ultimate destination for craft cocktails and coastal favorites. Guests will 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.
- B&S Bar
Named for The Del’s visionary founders and featuring the hotel’s original mahogany bar, B&S Bar will receive some structural upgrades as well as an interior design update. The original bar will be carefully refinished and the outdoor awning will be replaced with a wood trellis. The nearby B&S Bakery will also be renovated.
- ENO Market & Pizzeria
Focused on a healthy California lifestyle, ENO’s menu is centered around quick grab-and-go meals and drinks that can be enjoyed indoors or on a gorgeous patio. The menu will evolve throughout the day, offering healthy breakfast options, quick lunch entrées and woodfired pizza for takeaway or seated with wine and salads in the piazza.
COMING IN 2021
- Front Porch
With meticulous attention to historic detail, layers of non-historic additions to the front porch will be removed, restoring this signature element to its original grandeur. A wide veranda will offer 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) will be re-created, an improved accessible ramp added, non-historic windows will be replaced with period-appropriate windows with red sashes, and 17 stained glass windows lost to time will be re-created and installed in their original locations. The existing original stained glass window will be removed, rehabilitated, and returned to its original location at the second floor, surrounded by brick.
- Ice House Museum
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.
- The Views
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 new glass doors, windows and balcony railings to allow uninterrupted guest views. Ground level rooms will have luxurious outdoor lanais to enhance the guest experience.
- New Main Entry
A new landscaped main entry will restore the historic sense of arrival, with a grand view to the hotel’s iconic turret. Main Entry improvements include a signalized intersection with pedestrian crosswalk connecting the hotel with the bay and marina and new porte cochere.
- New Event Center
A new 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 view to the historic hotel.
- New Residential-style Villas
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.
MORE TO COME (TIMING TO BE ANNOUNCED)
- 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.
An American take on French classic cuisine with interactive small plates and family-style service featuring house-crafted cocktails and a California wine list. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Sheerwater will surprise and delight with visually appealing dishes like tomahawk steak and artfully plated entrees orchestrated by our French Master Chef, creating Instagramable moments filled with culinary delights.
- Victorian Building lobby, guestroom and meeting room renovations – more details to come
- Founders Hall (formerly Grande Hall) meeting room renovations – more details to come
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION TEAM:
- 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, Dallas, TX
- Construction: Swinerton
Industrial Area (Power Plant, Ice House, Laundry, and Oxford)
- Architecture: OBR Architecture, San Diego, CA
- Architect: Gonzalez Architects, Miami, FL
- Interiors: Nina Chiappa Interiors
- Construction: TSA Construction