Loews Coronado Bay Resort: Lobby and Restaurant Renovation
The hotel has completed a complete redesign of its lobby, Bay Terrace, Cays Lounge, Market Café and Market-to-Go, wrapping up a nine-month-long transformation on the heels of additional renovations to the meeting space, corridors and guestroom bathrooms totaling an investment of $12 million over the last three years.
Taking full advantage of the resort’s waterfront location, the new design artfully combines San Diego’s sun and surf with the casual elegance of an oceanfront home.
“Guests who have not stayed with us in recent years will be in awe of the new design and décor,” said Brian Johnson, the hotel’s general manager. “From the moment you walk in, it’s a fresh look for Loews Coronado Bay in 2013: from improved views of the bay from the vibrant new floating bar to game-day screenings of your favorite sports on the new 9-screen media wall in Cay’s Lounge,” he said. “We are making continual and lasting improvements to ensure the hotel remains relevant to modern travelers.”
About the Design
BAMO, a luxury design firm whose portfolio includes some of the world’s finest hotels, describes the style as “lively and fresh” and a place guests will “feel at ease.”
San Diego’s sparkling bay is central to the theme and one of the first things guests will see when entering the new lobby. A two-story chandelier of suspended glass adds center-stage drama to the resort’s grand staircase and projects the time on a new signature clock on the lobby floor, encouraging leisure guests to lose track of time while they savor the seaside resort.
In Cay’s Lounge, a media wall with nine LCD flat-screen televisions broadcasts sporting events, while communal-style bar tables promote casual networking. Outside on the Bay Terrace, oversized teak sofas invite conversation around warm fire pits in the evening hours. The new Cay’s Lounge menu highlights craft cocktails including the Jalapeno Berry Margarita and the Triple Gin Mule, as well as some of San Diego and Coronado’s most cherished local brews on tap.
The resort’s crescent-shaped Market Café boasts panoramic views of the hotel’s 81-slip marina. Cheerful, whimsical design brings fresh colors that reflect the mood and atmosphere of the sunny seaside destination. The restaurant menus were all handcrafted by Executive Chef Mark Ching, who specializes in classic comfort foods, modernized. Day or night, there’s something for everyone to feel right at home. Favorites range from light, local dishes including the Ono Taco and Spicy Ahi Tartare to modern twists on classic dishes like Pot Roast “Deconstructed” and Buttermilk Chicken.
The adjacent Market To Go offers a casual atmosphere for all-day dining. A communal table invites early-birds to plug-in with a cup of coffee in the morning while the cozy bar tucked in the back encourages travelers to unwind with a glass of wine in the evening. Grab-and-go counters offer fresh baked goods throughout the day, as well as a selection of gourmet sandwiches, salads, sweets and snacks.
About Loews Coronado Bay Resort
Situated on a private 15-acre peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and Coronado Bay, Loews Coronado Bay Resort is located minutes from downtown Coronado, a charming resort village, and a short drive to San Diego’s world-famous attractions. Resort features include direct access to the Silver Strand State Beach, three tennis courts, a private 81-slip marina, three acclaimed restaurants, 440 sea-inspired guest rooms and suites, and panoramic views of the San Diego-Coronado Bay.
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