Local media personalities and celebrities are gathering together on the Hotel del Coronado's ice skating rink for a one-of-a-kind ice skating competition.
A creative spin on NBC's hit show So You Think You Can Dance, the premiere skating competition with five teams will raise awareness for Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego.
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Time: 6:30-7:30… Continue
Added by eCoronado on December 12, 2011 at 12:00am —
Coronado, CA – Hotel del Coronado welcomes back the Dr. Seuss traveling art exhibit featuring sculptures of Theodor Seuss Geisel’s most beloved characters, including the Lorax, the Grinch, Yertle the Turtle and the Cat in the Hat. The collection, which is managed (along with the rest of Seuss’ art) by The Chase Group, will be displayed on The Del’s Windsor Lawn through December 31, 2011.
The exhibit first debuted at the Hotel del Coronado in April 2009, before… Continue
Added by eCoronado on September 16, 2011 at 1:57pm —
The next time you drive towards Las Vegas, be sure to look out the passenger window to get a glimpse of the Desert Del as you pass through Primm, Nevada. We snapped a few shots below:
You may remember an earlier post where we shared a photo of… Continue
Added by eCoronado on August 17, 2011 at 6:30pm —
The Del has been showing its romantic promise since 1887, when the resort celebrated its first wedding while still under construction. Since that time, The Del has enjoyed more than 120 years of legendary romance. King Edward VIII of England gave up his throne to marry the former Coronado housewife Wallis Simpson (it is rumored they may… Continue
Added by eCoronado on July 8, 2011 at 10:00am —
Two different eCoronado.com members told us about seeing falcons and hawks on the Hotel del Coronado lawn in order to keep the seagulls (and pigeons) away. We are told that the seagulls near the Del are very aggressive and like to steal your meal when you aren't paying attention.
Sure enough, here is the photo evidence:
Photo credit: … Continue
Added by eCoronado on July 1, 2011 at 2:59pm —
I float in a sun-warmed, peanut-shaped tile pool, watching the breeze flip the palm fronds against a turquoise San Diego sky, sipping a midday mimosa because Cally, the woman for whom I was house sitting, had encouraged me to drink the champagne in their wine cellar as they were no longer partial to the bubbly stuff. She and her husband had also told me to smoke their cigars since he suffers from angina, which the cigars seem to aggravate. Generous as their offer was, I had yet to even look in… Continue
Added by eCoronado on June 12, 2011 at 12:13pm —
From the Hotel del Coronado Facebook page
Have you ever wondered what's inside The Del's iconic red turret? We were very lucky this week to be able to go inside and up to the top, where we saw an amazing panoramic view of Coronado and San Diego. Inside, an incredibly strong superstructure supports the top of the turret and in the early days, gravity flow water tanks were… Continue
Added by eCoronado on May 7, 2011 at 12:30pm —
Could 2011 be the last year that TEDMED comes to Coronado?
The new owners of the annual conference that brings together business executives, researchers, celebrities and curious thinkers for four days of short talks said Monday that they haven't yet decided whether to move the gathering out of the San Diego area after this year.
"No decision has been made about the future," said Steve Hofman, a spokesman for Priceline.com founder Jay Walker, who heads the investor group… Continue
Added by eCoronado on April 18, 2011 at 3:30pm —
Facebook has a wonderful group called "Coronado Past" that shares images, photos and stories from over 100 years ago. Recently, this postcard image was shared and it's generated loads of comments.
After you join the group, you can read… Continue
Added by eCoronado on April 4, 2011 at 10:00am —
Chef Brian Sinnott has left the Hotel Del Coronado's 1500 Ocean after almost three years as chef de cuisine.
Read the entire Union Tribune story here.
Added by eCoronado on March 24, 2011 at 3:39pm —
The 12 Breast cancer survivors and the top fundraisers from 2010 will be gifted with an evening of pampering at the Hotel Del Coronado Spa
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (February 10, 2011) For a woman diagnosed with breast cancer, it requires tremendous courage and strength to cross the threshold into survivorship. Then to take that courage and transform it into drive to raise awareness and funds for the cause to ensure other women have a fighting chance at survival is truly… Continue
Added by eCoronado on February 16, 2011 at 10:00am —
Hotel del Coronado (Photo credit: Ron Artigues / eCoronado.com)
As time runs out for the owners of the Hotel del Coronado to repay more than $600 million in debt, investment giant Blackstone Group is apparently coming to the rescue, reports The Wall Street Journal. Continue
As we recently reported, the owners last month received a one-month extension to Feb. 9 on $630 million in loans that are coming…
Added by eCoronado on January 27, 2011 at 11:30pm —
Added by eCoronado on January 10, 2011 at 8:30am —
The Del’s Holiday Festival will officially mark the start of the holiday season. The Del will be transformed into a winter wonderland,
complete with the resort’s magnificent outdoor ice rink, St. Nick and his elves at Santa’s Village and holiday booths with games and prizes. The 100,000 lights will be illuminated and provide a dramatic backdrop for the evening’s festivities.…
Added by eCoronado on November 29, 2010 at 2:00pm —
The survival picture for Hotel del Coronado in San Diego looks grim, its owner has alerted the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The venture owning the Hotel del Coronado is working to restructure the debt on the property.
Strategic Hotels & Resorts, which leads the venture with 45% ownership, disclosed that negotiations are under way to restructure the property's mortgage and mezzanine loans, according to a 10-Q filed Nov. 4 with the Securities and Exchange… Continue
Added by eCoronado on November 22, 2010 at 10:34am —
SAN DIEGO ---- The owner of the landmark Hotel del Coronado is seeking to restructure more than $630 million in debt on the property in yet another sign of growing financial struggles in the hotel industry.
"We have no plans to file for bankruptcy at this point," said Diane Morefield, a spokeswoman with Chicago-based Strategic Hotels & Resorts, the principal owner of the 757-room hotel. "There could be a variety of outcomes."
She said the restructuring has nothing to do… Continue
Added by eCoronado on November 9, 2010 at 12:47pm —
Owners of the Hotel del Coronado face a January deadline to retire more than $600 million in debt, but are hoping their lenders will give them time while they await a recovery of the depressed lodging industry.
Like most properties, the Hotel del Coronado has seen revenue decline during the prolonged economic downturn, which has also caused the value of the 757-room hotel to fall since loans were secured just a few years ago.
Strategic Hotels and Resorts, part of a joint… Continue
Added by eCoronado on November 9, 2010 at 8:32am —
What do rocker Ozzy Osbourne, genomicist Nathaniel Pearson and astronaut Scott Parazynski have in common?
They’ll all be speaking at the TEDMED conference
in Coronado on Friday morning.
The conference scheduled for Tuesday evening through Friday at Hotel del Coronado sets three goals for its 60 speakers: make it short (15 minutes), make it lively, and bring something innovative to the topic of health and medicine.
Added by eCoronado on October 25, 2010 at 10:00pm —
Hotel del Coronado will add 144 rooms, among other expansion projects.
Hotel del Coronado is close to wrapping up a long-term expansion plan that would give the 122-year-old Victorian establishment a better chance at competing with today’s more modern resorts.
On Friday, the California Coastal Commission unanimously approved changes to the hotel’s 15-year master plan, which initially won city approval in 2003. The revisions are meant to… Continue
Added by eCoronado on October 16, 2010 at 10:03am —
The Hotel del Coronado has a plan to add 144 more rooms, but safety concerns and community protest have held up the project. The hotel expansion would involve 144 4-star or better rated rooms and a conference center.
"It keeps us competitive and relevant in the market," said Bill Dodds, vice president of development for the Hotel del Coronado.
Hotel management has had to change development plans since they discovered a fault running through the heart of the project. To avoid… Continue
Added by eCoronado on October 8, 2010 at 9:18am —