SAN DIEGO, Calif. — San Diego landmark The US Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is finishing off a $13 million renovation that will be completed by early 2017, it was announced Dec. 1.
The restyling includes the lobby, meeting and event spaces, expanded fitness centre and all 270 guestrooms and suites.
The renovated lobby features a new white Carrara marble promenade and front desk and concierge spaces that include mirrored feature walls. Custom area rugs highlight seating arrangements, with a design inspired by the $50 bill. Lobby amenities include a tableside cocktail cart experience.
Refreshed guestrooms will be outfitted in tones of blue, white and gold carried through furnishings and décor. The two bi-level Presidential Suites offer varied decor through fabrics, furniture and features, and the Penthouse Presidential Suite will feature art deco elements and geometric shapes.
Additionally, the property offers 33,000 square feet of versatile event space, including four unique ballrooms. Most recently known as the Celestial Ballroom, that event space will return to its 1910 origin as the Bivouac. New banquet event menus, including a classic steakhouse dinner experience and Prohibition dessert station with liquor-infused waffle-tinis, complement the Bivouac’s upgrade.
Other food and beverage options include Grant Grill and Lounge, serving seasonal California cuisine, craft cocktails and an extensive beer collection and wine list.
In addition, the upgraded Presidential Ballroom and Foyer feature a new elevator landing complete with white Carrara marble and pendant lights, with the foyer prominently featuring portraits of the 15 U.S. Presidents and five First Ladies who have visited the hotel.
Built by the son of 18th U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant, The US Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel, has been a San Diego landmark since 1910.
It’s centrally located, adjacent to the newly restored Horton Plaza Park and Gaslamp Quarter, and a short drive from beaches, golf courses and family attractions. The hotel’s legacy spans running a successful speakeasy during Prohibition to hosting U.S. Presidents.