News for the Hospitality Executive
Following Two Years of Construction, the $270 million
Grand Del Mar Opens,
Operated by Manchester Grand Resorts
|SAN DIEGO, Calif. (October 10, 2007)– Following two years
of careful planning and painstaking construction, the $270 million Grand
Del Mar – a much-anticipated 249-room Mediterranean-style resort owned
and operated by Manchester Grand Resorts – is now open.
According to Thomas Voss, president of Manchester Grand Resorts, this
lavishly appointed resort – with meticulous details including over 30 types
of marble and stone, vibrant Portuguese tile, Venetian plastered walls,
more than 25,000 square feet of handcrafted wood flooring and intricate
hand-stenciled ceilings – is among the highest priced new builds in California.
Voss says the years of planning and hard work have paid off, and room bookings have been brisk to date. “Reservations have been tracking ahead of our expectations, and we anticipate a healthy business throughout 2008.” According to Voss, rooms range from an introductory rate of $395 for the 600-square-foot standard room, to $4,500 per night for the opulent 2,840-square-foot presidential suite, which features five high definition TVs, indoor/outdoor fireplace and an expansive private terrace.
Situated on a pristine coastal canyon preserve near the beachfront village of Del Mar, the project was inspired by the creative – and pioneering – design style of 1920’s architectural visionary Addison Mizner, capturing the elegance and comfort of an old-world Mediterranean estate amid a tranquil Southern California setting.
Lush landscaping completes the beautiful setting, with over 10,000 mature trees – including towering Italian cypresses – dotting the verdant setting. Another hallmark of the outdoor plan: more than a dozen dramatic water features, including a breathtaking 75-foot-long, 22-nozzle fountain lined with gold, royal blue and white marble tiles – extending from the lobby towards the golf course.
Visitors to The Grand Del Mar will experience:
• Dramatic Architecture. The Grand Del Mar is the only Addison Mizner-inspired resort on the West Coast. Featuring an exotic amalgam of Spanish, Portuguese, Moroccan, French Provincial and Venetian design elements, the resort pays homage to this architectural icon, whose time-honored approach defined the well-heeled resort communities of Boca Raton and Palm Beach. Mizner’s sophisticated yet fanciful style is evident throughout the resort – with rich, colorful hues; graceful arched doorways; classic rotundas; rustic wood-beamed ceilings; ornate stone columns, generous patios and wrought iron accents.
Grand Del Mar Guest Room
Grand Del Mar Suite Balcony
• A Renaissance-inspired Spa. Featuring custom services incorporating ingredients from the area, including water, mud, clay, stones, herbs and essential oils, the 21,000-square-foot spa houses 11 amply sized treatment rooms; a state-of-the-art fitness center; salon and boutique. An adjacent movement studio is available for complimentary fitness classes.Just minutes from the coastal village of Del Mar, The Grand Del Mar is located just east of the I-5, 20 minutes from downtown San Diego and San Diego International Airport. For information and reservations, please contact The Grand Del Mar, toll-free, at 888-314-2030; or visit the website at www.thegranddelmar.com.
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, please call (619) 231-3800, or visit the website at www.ManchesterFinancialGroup.com
|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|