Hyatt Hotels Corp. and developer S.D. Malkin Properties, Inc. have broke ground in Oceanside, California, on the site where two new properties are expected to open under the Joie de Vivre Hotels and Destination Hotels brands in late 2020.
San Diego-based Delawie is the architect for both properties, which will be operated by Hyatt as part of its boutique Joie de Vivre Hotels brand and resort-oriented Destination Hotels. The new-build project, settled on over 600 ft. of beachfront at the base of the Oceanside Pier, will add multiple restaurants, bars, and event venues to the destination. The adjacent hotels together will be the largest oceanfront development in San Diego County in over a decade.
The 161-room Joie de Vivre hotel will feature the renovated “Top Gun” house—the iconic 1887 Graves House featured in the popular 1980s film—that will be accessible to the public. Designed by interior design firm EDG, the aesthetic will offer what the designers call a “barefoot luxury ambiance.” The hotel will also feature a restaurant designed by Los Angeles-based Studio Collective, a rooftop pool and bar, and more than 3,000 sq. ft. of retail space.
The 226-room Destination hotel will be on the south block of the development and offer an upscale space, including an elevated 9,000-sq.-ft. pool deck, a restaurant, bar lounge, luxury spa, library, and over 20,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space. The hotel’s interiors will be designed by San Diego-based Bill Bocken Architecture and Interior Design in conjunction with Delawie. The restaurant will be designed by Los Angeles-based Bells and Whistles.
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