Coronado, CA — When it opened in 1888, the legendary Hotel del Coronado immediately became an iconic architectural landmark, beckoning heads of state, celebrities and discerning travelers from around the world. Now, at the beginning of the 21st century, Beach Village faithfully captures elements of the classic character and charm of the original architecture, interior decor and landscaping.
Like the National Historic Landmark that inspired them, the luxury cottages and villas of Beach Village echo The Del’s famous turrets and red-shingled roof, white painted lap siding and extensive white accents. The exclusive ambiance of the private Beach Village enclave is enhanced by a contemporary interpretation of The Del’s traditional landscaping. Classic gardens, exotic flowering plants and stone-capped borders line elegant promenades.
The seamless connection between the past and the present continues inside the cottages and villas. White-paneled wainscoting and painted cabinetry provide a crisp contrast to wide-plank walnut wood flooring in the living areas. Oversized baths are enhanced with white Calcutta marble on the floors, shower walls and tub decks, and sparkling chrome fixtures accenting the stone. Custom-made vanities are crafted with ebony mahogany and emperador dark marble tops. Throughout the interiors, the furniture selection is transitional with a hint of cottage style provided by blue textured linen upholstery and fresh striped linen draperies. Seen as a whole, every element of the décor blends harmoniously, creating the feeling of a California beach bungalow that opens to the ocean.
Interspersed between the cottages and villas, a series of private terraces secluded by walls and hedges provide intimate outdoor living spaces, replete with therapeutic spa hot tubs, designer patio furniture and fire pits. The centerpiece of Beach Village is an oval-shaped pool surrounded by private cabanas and fan palms.
“We are thrilled to offer Beach Village as the ultimate vacation experience, and highlight all the ultra-luxe enhancements,” says Todd Shallan, Vice President and General Manager of the Hotel del Coronado. “We are committed to preserving the magic of this more than 120-year old icon, while transitioning into the 21st century.”