Construction has begun on San Diego’s Hotel del Coronado, which is undergoing a phased development that is scheduled to be finished in 2021. A total of $200 million will be invested in renovation of the entire resort following the yearlong celebration of its 130th anniversary in 2018.
There will be 142 new guestrooms that will be created next to the Conference Center with several ocean, bay and pool courtyard views. For families or groups, adjoining guestrooms will be available, totaling more than 1,000 square feet. The larger room will include a separate living area with a fireplace, kitchen with premier appliances and dining space; its king bedroom will have a double-sink vanity and a walk-in shower. The adjoining guestroom will provide two queen beds and a bathroom with a double-sink vanity and a soaking tub.
Also among the new rooms are studio guestrooms for solo travelers, special loft rooms with an additional upstairs bedroom and bath, and three-bedroom suites. Each room will have a balcony or patio; some will have fireplaces.
For dining, the Clique Hospitality concept Serẽa is opening in May 2019. The restaurant, located on Coronado Beach, one of the "Best U.S. Beaches," will serve up California Coastal cuisine with raw and cooked options, and its indoor/outdoor bar will serve specialty cocktails and local brews. Beach amenities include lounge chairs, umbrellas, "cabanettes" and beach beds for full-day rental, plus food and beverage service. Bikes, boogie boards, volleyballs, wet suits, surfboards and paddle boards can be rented.
Hotel del Coronado is altering the aesthetic of the property by adding a new landscaped driveway and entry reminiscent of the Victorian era with a new front facade based on the original front porch. Buildings on property that date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s will be preserved. The hotel's Vista Walk will be elevated and expanded into one level, while preserving the Dragon Tree, to showcase panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the iconic red-roofed turret.
A new Conference Center will also be constructed on the south side of the beachfront resort that will hold up to 800-1,000 guests in clear-span ballroom, pre-function and break-out meeting venues. There is additional break-out meeting space for groups, as well as a 14,000-square-foot event lawn.