Slices of Spanish, Portuguese, Moroccan and Venetian architecture highlighted by graceful arched doorways, classic rotundas, tile, wood-beamed ceilings, twisted columns, ornate stone and iron and striking pieces of art paint the mood at the Grand Del Mar Hotel, one of Southern California's most exquisite resorts.
The $300 million, 249-deliciously-comfortable-room hotel, designed by architect Robert Altevers reflects the warm, comfortable style of Addison Mizner, an icon in his field, with an indoor/outdoor ambiance and more than just a touch of class. Its grandeur rises from the vibrant Mediterranean-Roman pan tiled roof through fine touches of cast stone, copper, layered light, custom woodwork, glazed tile. Outrageously opulent, the resort conveys a more down-to-earth ambiance than expected.
The property also boasts one of the best spas in SoCal, a comfortably lavish facility with men’s and women’s areas. The female side provides peace and serenity with a gorgeous fireplace warmed lounge area appointed with canopied lounges, steam, sauna, lockers, Jacuzzi and of course showers and toiletries (all complimentary for guests).
For Valentine's Day, the 21,000 square foot Renaissance-style spa has a gift-wrapped treat called Cupid's Classic package for two that's available throughout February and includes:
- A 15-minute mineral-rich bath accompanied by a bottle of Tarlant champagne, exclusively bottled for The Grand Del Mar, and chocolate-covered strawberries
- A 30-minute wrap
- A 60-minute therapeutic massage
- A manicure and pedicure
The Grand Del Mar is located at 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego. 858-314-2000 .| www.TheGrandDelMar.com.