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Hotel del Coronado Reveals New Lobby, Front Porch

by Kimberly Krol Inlander

Sep 17, 2021

© Hotel del Coronado

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Legendary Hotel del Coronado reached another milestone in its $400 million Master Plan reimagination, with the completion of an extensive, historic restoration of the hotel’s front porch and lobby; a redesigned main entry and drive experience; new guestrooms in The Views area; and refreshed retail concepts.

 

In consultation with Heritage Architecture & Planning, layers of non-historic additions were removed from the front porch and lobby, restoring both to their original grandeur. A wide veranda, returning for the first time since 1961, is now a space for guests to relax and enjoy the historic setting. The main entry, completed redesigned and in its original location, creates a grand sense of arrival.

 

The Views “neighborhood” is a pre- and post-adventure outpost for active guests, located on the beach. This area now features 217 enhanced guestrooms and suites. The resort’s Windsor Lawn, surrounded by palm trees and lush landscaping and nestled against the hotel’s Victorian building, overlooks the Pacific Ocean and can host outdoor events for up to 700 guests.

 

Weekends boutique boasts a selection of casual apparel from brands including L Space, Vuori, Beach Riot, Spiritual Gangster, Melissa Odabash, Seafolly 9Seed and more.

 

There’s also a museum: Built in 1889, the hotel’s former ice house was restored and is now a museum showcasing the hotel’s illustrious history. Another historic space, the Power Plant that used to provide power to the hotel and the island of Coronado, was reimagined into Power Plant Meeting Space, a unique co-working and meeting space.

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