Thursday July 18th, 2013 - 9:37AM
SAN DIEGO—Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego has completed the renovation of its 1,628 guestrooms after a 13-month project beginning spring 2012. The hotel has also debuted a brand new Executive Club Lounge on the 33rd floor Grand Club Level. The next phase of the renovation will include revamping its meeting facilities, lounges, restaurants and public spaces.
Led by Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., the new guestrooms combine “California coastal” with a sophisticated contemporary design featuring floor-to-ceiling windows that open to allow in fresh sea breezes and city views. The rooms include a 46-in. flatscreen TV and signature Grand Beds bedding.
The goal of design firm, WATG, was to create a more urban environment inspired by the structure of the nearby Coronado Bridge. The hallway corridors create the idea of transferring to a destination highlighted by a color accent. The room furnishings reinforce straight line elements with structure and cross bracing details in a rich espresso wood tone complemented by warm taupe, bronze tones and deep navy blues.
Walk-in showers were also installed in several rooms to allow guests the option for either a shower or bathtub. Another dramatic change was the removal of heavy, window drapery and the installation of new vertically opening shades intending to increase the level of natural light and enhance the views, making them a primary feature of the room.
Guests on the Grand Club Level will enjoy access to a newly remodeled, Exclusive Club Lounge -- a private refuge 33 floors above sea level. With colors and patterns inspired by San Diego's U.S.S. Midway, this space offers a personal concierge, complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages, private workstations and views of the San Diego Bay and city skyline.
“We’re extremely pleased with the completion of the first phase of the renovation," stated John Schafer, VP, managing director, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. "The updated appearance of the guest rooms elevates the exceptional service and amenities provided to our guests and serves as a wonderful testament to what we can expect as we continue the hotel's dramatic enhancements in future phases.”