SAN DIEGO, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This month, notable Southern California hotel, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, has completed the renovation of its 1,628 guestrooms after a 13-month project beginning spring 2012, making them the newest hotel rooms on the San Diego Bay. The hotel has also debuted a brand new Executive Club Lounge on the 33rd floor Grand Club Level. The next phase of the renovation for the tallest waterfront building on the west coast will include revamping its meeting facilities, lounges, restaurants and public spaces.
Led by the vision of owners, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., and inspired by the location, the new guest rooms combine "California coastal" with a sophisticated contemporary design featuring floor-to-ceiling windows that open to allow in fresh sea breezes, sweeping bay and city views, a 46-inch flatscreen TV, signature Grand Beds with plush bedding and luxurious June Jacobs bath amenities. 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 exceptional views, making them a primary feature of the room.
Guests on the Grand Club Level will enjoy an unparalleled experience with 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, guests will revel in this unique space with a personal concierge, complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages, private workstations and breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay and city skyline. The Lounge is complimentary for guests of the Grand Club Level, but can be accessed by all other guests with a $75 upgrade.
"We're extremely pleased with the completion of the first phase of the renovation," said John Schafer, vice president, 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."
"Not only is San Diego a top vacation and business travel destination, it is also one of Host's key markets," said Minaz Abji, executive vice president, asset management, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. "We will continue to work with the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego team to make this hotel a premier destination on the west coast."
In addition to the renovation at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego's waterfront is welcoming change with the immense expansion of the San Diego Convention Center. And the former San Diego Police headquarters neighboring the hotel will also reopen October 2013 as "The Headquarters," an open-air lifestyle and retail center.
To learn more and follow the progress of the renovation at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, visit, www.manchestergrandhyattrenovation.com.
About Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Located on the Gaslamp Quarter's waterfront, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego overlooks San Diego Bay and many rooms offer spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean too. This urban resort defines San Diego's skyline and is comprised of two stylish towers, the 33-story Seaport Tower and the 40-story Harbor Tower, the latter of which is 497-feet tall, making it the tallest building on the west coast waterfront. Connecting the two towers is a four-story building that boasts a rooftop pool with a 25,000 square-foot deck. The stylish Hyatt includes 95 newly renovated one-and-two-bedroom suites, Kin Spa with a full-service salon and an adults-only pool at adjacent Kin Oasis, tennis courts, bay-view pool and deck, a fitness center and several award-winning restaurants and lounges –most all overlooking the bay. It is adjacent to Seaport Village, near Horton Plaza and convenient to San Diego International Airport, San Diego Zoo and Sea World. In 2012, the hotel began a multimillion-dollar renovation, and completed the transformation of the 1,628 guest rooms and Executive Lounge in spring 2013. The hotel will proceed with additional updates including the renovation of the suites, meeting spaces, Kin Spa, fitness center, and food and beverage outlets including the iconic Top of the Hyatt. The entire project is scheduled to be complete by 2015. For additional information, please visit the Company's website at www.ManchesterGrand.Hyatt.com.
About Host Hotels & Resorts®
Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is an S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company and is the largest lodging real estate investment trust and one of the largest owners of luxury and upper-upscale hotels. The Company currently owns 103 properties in the United States and 15 properties internationally totaling approximately 62,700 rooms. The Company also holds non-controlling interests in a joint venture in Europe that owns 19 hotels with approximately 6,100 rooms and a joint venture in Asia that owns one hotel with approximately 300 rooms in Australia and a minority interest in two hotels in India. Guided by a disciplined approach to capital allocation and aggressive asset management, the Company partners with premium brands in the operation of properties in over 50 major markets worldwide. For additional information, please visit the Company's website at www.hosthotels.com.
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