News for the Hospitality Executive
Manchester Grand Resorts Prepares to Open the 249 room
Grand Del Mar in Del Mar, California
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 24, 2007) – Setting an unprecedented new standard for luxury in San Diego, The Grand Del Mar – a much-anticipated new resort owned and operated by Manchester Grand Resorts – is nearing completion, with the opening date set for October 6, 2007.
According to Thomas Voss, president of Manchester Grand Resorts, construction on this lavishly appointed 249-room resort – situated on a pristine coastal canyon preserve near the beachfront village of Del Mar – is progressing at a rapid pace. “Construction has proceeded as planned and we are well on-track for our Fall opening,” he said.
Inspired by the opulent – and pioneering – design style of 1920’s architectural visionary Addison Mizner, The Grand Del Mar is destined to emerge as one of the region’s top luxury resorts, capturing the elegance and comfort of an old-world Mediterranean estate amid a tranquil Southern California setting.
“Guests will enjoy a personalized, memory-filled experience,” Voss said, with a spectacular natural backdrop and an abundance of recreational activities in tandem with exacting service and painstaking attention to detail.
Ideally located on the serene Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve – a 4,100-acre, boulder-studded sanctuary with the area’s only natural waterfall – The Grand Del Mar has been meticulously designed with the finest materials to harmonize with the surrounding habitat, and is situated on 380 lush acres amid the manicured fairways of The Grand Golf Club.
Among the many hallmarks of a visit to The Grand Del Mar:
Dramatic architecture. The Grand Del Mar will be the only Addison Mizner-inspired resort on the West Coast. Featuring an exotic amalgam of Spanish, Portuguese, Moroccan, Provincial and Venetian design elements, the resort pays homage to Mizner, whose time-honored approach defined the well-heeled resort communities of Boca Raton and Palm Beach. This architectural icon’s sophisticated yet fanciful style is evident throughout the resort – replete with rich, colorful hues; graceful arched doorways; classic rotundas; vibrant tile; rustic wood-beamed ceilings; ornate stone columns, garden fountains, generous patios and wrought iron accents.The professional team of contractors and subcontractors for The Grand Del Mar includes:
About Manchester Grand Resorts
Founded in 1970 by Douglas F. “Papa Doug” Manchester, Manchester Financial Group, the parent company to Manchester Grand Resorts, designs, develops and manages high quality commercial properties in 11 states throughout the Western United States, with a focus on San Diego County.
Since its inception, Manchester Financial Group has played an integral role in the dramatic metamorphosis of San Diego’s urban landscape, developing such landmark properties as the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina, the Manchester Grand Hyatt, the First National Bank Building and the Torrey Financial Building.
Manchester Grand Resorts is headquartered at One Market Place, San Diego, CA. 92101. For more information call (619) 231-3800, or visit the website at www.ManchesterFinancialGroup.com
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|Also See:||The Master Plan Vision of Developer Doug Manchester Taking Form at The Grand Del Mar Resort & Spa / July 2005|
|Vikram Sood Named General Manager of The Grand Del Mar in North San Diego County / October 2006|