Hotel La Jolla rolls out the red carpet
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The transformed coastal-chic living room lobby, conceptualized by LA designer Gulla Jonsdottir.
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San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants officially re-launched the eagerly anticipated Hotel La Jolla, bringing coastal-chic design to the landmark hotel.

A $4 million investment transformed this iconic property, with a significant emphasis on design at the root of the renovation. New public spaces were created in the lobby, pool deck and lounge, meeting space and fitness center, and guest rooms were updated while significant landscape alterations contribute to the contemporary vibe.

Owned by Westport Capital Partners and Cove Equity Group, LLC and designed by prominent designer Gulla Jonsdottir (Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Red O restaurant) and La Jolla’s Claude-Anthony Marengo, the new Hotel La Jolla offers 110 guestrooms, each with a patio or balcony.

The new lobby was inspired by La Jolla’s natural landscape surroundings, while a new venue, the ground-floor Hiatus, provides more than 2,000 square feet of open-air relaxation, complete with fire pits, chaise lounges and an outdoor bar.

Also newly reinvented is the 11th-floor restaurant, Cusp Dining & Drinks, led by executive chef Donald Lockhart, as well as a fully equipped, 11th-floor event space measuring more than 950 square feet adjacent to the new restaurant.

“We are thrilled that the time is finally here for us to share this magnificent new hotel and all of its exceptional amenities with our guests and the local community,” said Caroline Dyal, the hotel’s general manager. “Our goal is to make our guests’ experience special and I know we have just the place and the team to make that happen.”

The hotel also added a brand-new fitness center complete with workout equipment, hula-hoops and yoga mats, and a fully supported business center.

To help guests live ‘Like a Local’ and to support the local community, Hotel La Jolla is partnering up with several La Jolla-based organizations including Birch Aquarium, La Jolla Playhouse and OEX Dive & Kayak to offer guests packages and create awareness around the organizations’ initiatives. Complimentary beach cruisers and running maps are on hand to encourage outdoor adventures.

To celebrate the grand opening, Hotel La Jolla is offering its “Hang Ten” opening package, which offers deluxe accommodations at $10 off best available rate, $10 off parking, $10 credit to Cusp Dining & Drinks, $10 credit to Hiatus Lounge and 10 percent off any service at OEX Dive & Kayak.

For more information, call (858) 459-0261 or visit

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