San Diego's Anticipated Grand Del Mar Resort
and Spa Nears Completion - The Grand Del Mar Set to Open October 6, 2007
DIEGO, Calif. (August 21, 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 1920s architectural visionary Addison Mizner, The Grand Del Mar
is destined to emerge as one of the regions 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
Ideally located on the serene Los Peñasquitos Canyon
Preserve a 4,100-acre, boulderstudded sanctuary with the areas 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.
the many hallmarks of a visit to The Grand Del Mar:
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 icons 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.
Activities Extraordinaire. An onsite naturalist will lead a variety of activities
throughout the 37 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails of Los Peñasquitos
Canyon Preserve, including nature walks, canyon expeditions and mountain bike
tours. Four sparkling swimming pools of varying sizes including an adults-only
spa pool, a childrens pool and one for toddlers; two outdoor tennis courts;
San Diegos only Tom Fazio-designed golf course; a state-of-the-art fitness
facility, plus adventure-themed kids and teen programs round up the offerings.
Grand Golf Club. The rolling greens of the stunning Tom Fazio-designed golf
course take center stage here. San Diegos only Fazio-designed course, The
Grand Golf Club is one of the regions most challenging 18-hole courses,
with a par-72 that accommodates all levels of play, melding extreme playability
with the areas breathtaking natural beauty. The newly renovated 50,000-square-foot
golf Clubhouse opened in September 2006 and encompasses the Pro Shop and locker
area, as well as the resorts signature restaurant, Addison, and The Clubhouse
249 Posh Rooms and Suites. The resorts
rich Mediterranean style is imbued throughout the beautifully appointed guest
rooms. Offering commanding golf course, canyon preserve or pool front views, all
feature a rich deep blue, pale yellow and gold color palette enhanced by fine
distressed wood furnishings with rich brocade upholstery, detailed crown moldings
and millwork, original fine art and accessories and plush Italian bedding and
linens all complemented by the very finest amenities.
Spectacular Spa. The Renaissance-inspired spa will feature 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 fitness center; salon and boutique. An adjacent movement studio is available
for complimentary fitness classes.
Dining for all Appetites. With
Addison, the signature, stand-alone fine dining restaurant, as its culinary centerpiece,
the resort will feature a total of six dining venues. The Clubhouse Grill is a
relaxed outdoor/indoor venue; Amaya, the all-day restaurant within the hotel,
will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner service; a poolside venue will feature
lighter fare; and a gourmet shop will offer coffees, pastries and sandwiches to
go. The elegant Lobby Lounge will offer an array of cocktails and aperitifs, as
well as afternoon tea.
Meeting Facilities. Designed
to accommodate intimate parties, weddings of all sizes or larger corporate meetings,
the resorts event space encompasses 20,000 square feet, with highlights
including a 10,000-square-foot ballroom (divisible by six); an ornate chapel for
weddings and other upscale events; an expansive outdoor lawn; and four wine rooms
for more intimate affairs.
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.
and reservations, please contact The Grand Del Mar, toll-free, at 888-314-2030;
or visit the website at www.thegranddelmar.com.