The Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego Completes $25M Renovation
Monday July 2nd, 2012 - 11:48AM
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SAN DIEGO, CA—The Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego has completed a $25-million multi-phase, property-wide transformation.
All 450 guestrooms have been remodeled. The 35,000-sq.-ft. meeting and event space has been redesigned, as well as the WestinWORKOUT fitness center.
Beginning in the spring of 2011, the first phase saw all guestrooms and suites being redesigned. The hotel now features a neutral color palette, textures and wood and stone accents. The design is eco-friendly with sustainable materials like CFL lights and GreenGuard certified solar shades. The guestrooms feature the Heavenly Bed, a closet and reading lights, as well as Heavenly Mirrors, instant plug ‘n play technology and multi-use Westin-designed accent tables that double as work or dining room tables.
The second phase encompassed floor-to-ceiling enhancements to the meeting and event space, such as the 5,940-sq.-ft. San Diego Ballroom and 5,752-sq.-ft. Garden Terrace on the fourth floor. The San Diego Ballroom and Garden Terrace feature flex-back banquet chairs and state-of-the-art lighting, sound and rigging capabilities.
In the spring of 2012, the third phase began, transforming the lobby, lobby lounge and Pinzimini restaurant and bar. Michael Stutz created the 40-ft. Flame Flower art sculpture, the front drive’s centerpiece. The sculpture features an asymmetrical design with a banquet of leaves crafted from woven stainless steel pieces.
The lobby is inspired by nature with a touch of modernism. It now has a feature wall and check-in pods. The Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, being the first to feature the new lobby design, features new signatures, such as the vertical garden to improve air quality.
Pinzimini offers Italian cuisine, and the Westin hotel in San Diego is the second property to feature the new signature.
Tags: Hospitality Construction/Renovation
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