The San Diego Union Tribune
Hotel del Coronado Starts $200M Upgrade, Its Biggest Ever. Does It Need It?
By Lori Weisberg
For decades, the stately Hotel del Coronado, with its imposing red-roofed turret, chandelier-bedecked Victorian lobby and its storied ties to Hollywood nobility, has been instantly recognizable well beyond San Diego County…
“This is in Coronado, where it’s extremely difficult to get approvals for anything so the value of being able to add more rooms to that is incredible,” said Alan Reay, president of the Orange County-based Atlas Hospitality Group. “I don’t know of any other hotel on the California coast with that amount of rooms and meeting facilities so it’s very difficult to go wrong with adding the rooms they’re adding.
“It’s like it’s own little demand generator, which makes it very, very unique.”