California’s Hotel del Coronado completes final piece of its master plan
The Hotel del Coronado, across the bay from San Diego, California, is one of America’s most iconic and best-known hospitality venues. The 28-acre, 757-room resort, which opened in 1888, has hosted countless famous and powerful guests and appeared in several films. It boasts of a remarkably loyal clientele who regularly return to the hotel.
To introduce its legacy guests to a new take on The Del’s experience and to bring the Victorian-style venue into the 21st century, the property is in the midst of a $400 million masterplan whose final stage, on its latest developable lot, is Shore House at the Del, featuring 75 fully furnished one-, two-, and three-bedroom residences, an ocean-view pool with private cabanas, an indoor-outdoor lounge, a 17,000 ballroom square feet and 25,000 square feet of meeting space.
The Shore House project team, which started in February 2020, is led by LEO A DALY, who provides architectural and interior design services for the client, BRE Hotels & Resorts. KPFF is the structural engineer for the project, FEA Consulting Engineers its MEP engineer and Swinerton its GC. Shore House is expected to be completed next year. Its construction cost was not disclosed.
DESIGN HIGHLIGHTS OLD AND NEW
“Our design for Shore House honors The Del’s rich heritage while creating the most innovative product the resort has to offer,” says Ryan D. Martin, AIA, NCARB, Fitwel Ambassador, Principal Architect and Director of Design-Hospitality for LEO To Daly. The coronado times notes that Shore House is expanding the popularity of The Del’s existing luxury cottage and villa property offering, Beach Village at The Del, which opened in 2007.
Residences at Shore House at the Del range in size from 833 square feet to 1,925 square feet and cost between $1.3 million and $5.2 million. Public sales were launched on July 22, 2021 after a pre-sale period that saw 85% of homes placed under contract, according to the Sacramento bee newspaper. Within five weeks of this launch, the property was fully sold, according to IMI Worldwide Partners, the site’s exclusive business partner.
Shore House replaces surface parking at the southernmost point of the property. A new brick-paved entrance road borders landscaping reminiscent of the Victorian era. This route intentionally reveals the entire property through dramatically framed views.
A SHOWCASE FOR THE CABINET’S HOTEL PRACTICE
The Shore House design deploys other Victorian elements, including gables, a red shingle roof, sliding lap siding, and a front facade whose wide verandah will feature two entry staircases. Residences are equipped with kitchens and adjoin indoor-outdoor gathering spaces with fire pits. “Rich wooden beams, natural textures and soft hues of cream and blue provide the perfect blend of classic and modern, setting the stage for families to gather, relax and create lasting memories,” said Lara Rimes, RID, IIDA, LEED AP, LEO A DALY senior interior designer.
LEO A DALY sees the project as a “tent pole” for its hotel design practice, company spokesman Dan Scheuerman said. BD+C. “History shows the growing strength of architecture and luxury in our hotel brand.”