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Two Roads Hospitality and S.D. Malkin Properties Inc. have unveiled plans for two newbuild oceanfront hotels in Oceanside, California. The adjoining hotels will fly Two Roads’ Joie de Vivre Hotels and Destination Hotels flags, respectively, and together will be the largest beachfront development on the San Diego coastline in more than 20 years. Work on the 2.75-acre project—whose master plan was created by architecture firm Delawie of San Diego—is slated to start this spring and be completed by early 2020.

The Joie de Vivre boutique hotel will occupy the north block of the development, while the Destination resort will be located on the south block. General contractor DPR Construction will oversee the new-build project, situated on more than 600 feet of beachfront at the base of the area’s historic Oceanside Pier.

Designed by Shopworks, an interior design firm based in Napa, California, Oceanside’s Joie de Vivre property will feature 160 guest rooms and suites. Hotel amenities will include a ground-level signature restaurant, an all-in-one-coffee house, café and market, an 11,000-sq.-ft. indoor-outdoor rooftop pool and bar, fitness center and more than 3,000 sq. ft. of street-front retail. The property will also include a selection of flexible function space, including a lounge with fireplace, an outdoor patio with fire pits, a courtyard and a public garden.

Additionally, the boutique hotel will feature the Graves House, a local icon commonly known as the “Top Gun” house due to its appearance in the popular movie from the 1980s. Dating back to 1887, the historically-protected Queen Anne Victorian is being restored and will re-launch as a curated food outlet.

San Diego-based Bill Bocken Architecture & Interior Design will design Destination Hotels’ Oceanside resort, which project participants say will have a residential, upscale beach house feel and will feature 226 guest rooms and suites. The property will also include a signature restaurant, an indoor-outdoor bar lounge, a luxury spa, library, an elevated 9,000-square-foot pool deck and indoor-outdoor meeting and event space, including a poolside living room and terrace.

“The city of Oceanside has seen an enormous culinary and artistic resurgence, with significant economic growth and redevelopment in recent years,” says Jamie Sabatier, ceo of Two Roads Hospitality. “This renaissance, fueled by the city’s strong sense of community, miles of pristine beaches and casual, laid-back vibe, will be greatly appealing to guests of our Joie de Vivre Hotels and Destination Hotels brands, and to travelers worldwide.”

Adds Jeremy Cohen, director at S.D. Malkin Properties: “From first seeing the site in 2004, we had the vision that Oceanside would become a world-class beach resort destination. We have been committed to this project for over 12 years and are thrilled that it is now coming to fruition.”


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