NATIONAL REPORT—In California, there’s a groundbreaking for two hotels for the Joie de Vivre Hotels and Destination Hotels brands; Four Seasons readies to open in Napa, CA; Extended Stay America marks a milestone in Virginia; and there’s more in the pipeline.
Two Beachfront Hotels Break Ground in Oceanside, CA
Hyatt and S.D. Malkin Properties Inc. held a groundbreaking ceremony in Oceanside, CA, on the site where two new properties are expected to open under the Joie de Vivre Hotels and Destination Hotels brands in late 2020.
The adjacent hotels together will be the largest oceanfront development in San Diego County in over a decade, according to the companies. Located at the hub of Oceanside’s booming renaissance, the 2.75-acre new-build project along Mission Ave. and North Pacific St. will offer guests immediate beach access and a combined 387 rooms, most with water-facing views.
San Diego-based Delawie is the architect for both properties, which will be operated by Hyatt as part of its boutique Joie de Vivre Hotels brand and resort-oriented Destination Hotels.
The extensive new-build project, situated on more than 600 ft. of beachfront at the base of the historic Oceanside Pier, will offer ocean views and add multiple restaurants, bars and event venues.
The Joie de Vivre hotel will have 161 guestrooms and suites and will feature the renovated “Top Gun” house—the iconic 1887 Graves House featured in the popular 1980s film—which will be accessible to the public. At the hotel, designed by interior design firm EDG, travelers can expect a casual, laid-back, barefoot luxury ambiance. There also will be a restaurant designed by Los Angeles-based firm Studio Collective, a rooftop pool and bar, and more than 3,000 sq. ft. of retail.
The Destination hotel will be a 226-room property situated on the south block of the new development. Complementary to the Joie de Vivre hotel, the Destination property will offer guests an upscale escape and a world-class travel experience, including an elevated 9,000-sq.-ft. pool deck with ocean views, a signature restaurant, bar lounge, luxury spa, library, and more than 20,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space. The hotel interiors are being designed by San Diego-based firm Bill Bocken Architecture and Interior Design in conjunction with Delawie, while the restaurant is being imagined by Los Angeles-based firm Bells and Whistles.
Fall Opening Set for Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley will open in the heart of California’s wine region. Among the highlights include an on-site vineyard, vine-to-table restaurant, wellness spa and farmhouse-style accommodations.
The new Four Seasons is located at 400 Silverado Trail in the community of Calistoga, about 90 minutes from San Francisco, the Bay Area and Sacramento. Designed by Erin Martin, the property has 85 accommodations.
Extended Stay America Marks First Franchise New-Build Property in System
Extended Stay America Inc. has commenced construction on the first franchise new build of an Extended Stay America hotel in Colonial Heights, VA. The property is expected to open in early 2020.
The four-story, 92-room hotel will have the new StayPlay lobby design, and other modern features in the guestrooms driven by research in the value extended-stay segment, including all vinyl plank flooring throughout, modernized kitchens with open cabinetry, solid surface countertops, raised platform beds for better storage options for guests, black-out shades for an enhanced sleep experience, and a fresh color scheme.
The property is being developed and managed by KARA Hospitality, a group managed by local cardiologist and entrepreneur, Mitesh Amin.
Hall Arts Hotel Set to Open This Fall
Designed by HKS Inc. and Bentel & Bentel, the Hall Arts Hotel will have 183 modern guestrooms, including 10 Arts District-inspired suites with views of downtown Dallas’ skyline.
The property will also be home to two culinary concepts: Ellie’s, which is a dining destination inspired by Craig Hall’s late mother, Ellie Hall, and a second concept set to be announced in 2020. Additional hotel features include Ellie’s Lounge and Terrace, which will host live music and entertainment, more than 6,000 sq. ft. of private event space, a rooftop pool with views of downtown, and an expansive art collection that will include up to 50 local and international artists.
Disney’s Riviera Resort Now Accepting Guest Reservations
Disney’s Riviera Resort is now accepting guest reservations for stays beginning in December. This resort coming to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL, and slated to be the 15th Disney Vacation Club property, will immerse guests in the European Riviera.
The deluxe Disney Vacation Club resort is slated to offer approximately 300 family friendly vacation homes, including deluxe studios, one- and two-bedroom villas, and grand villas that sleep up to 12 guests each. In addition, tower studios will sleep two guests each.