Kimpton Hotel La Jolla re-opens after $4-million transformation

San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants re-launched the Hotel La Jolla, bringing a coastal-chic design to La Jolla Shores in San Diego. This marks the third Kimpton hotel in San Diego, following Hotel Solamar and Hotel Palomar San Diego.

A $4-million investment transformed this property, with an emphasis on design at the root of the renovation. New spaces such as the lobby, pool deck and lounge, meeting space and fitness center are infused with light and space. Also done were guestroom updates, landscape alterations and a new coastal-Mediterranean restaurant.

Owned by Westport Capital Partners and Cove Equity Group and designed by Gulla Jonsdottir and Claude-Anthony Marengo, Hotel La Jolla offers 110 guestrooms, each with a patio or balcony, featuring views of the sunset. Guests have a choice of a deluxe king or queen room or one of four 900-square-foot apartment-style suites, complete with flat panel TVs, Frette linens, Bigelow bath products and Kimpton’s signature animal-print robes.

The new lobby was appointed with contemporary furnishings, while the new ground-floor venue, Hiatus, provides guests with more than 2,000 square feet of open-air relaxation, complete with fire pits, luxe chaise lounges and a bar.


The changes also include the reinvention of the 11th-floor restaurant, Cusp Dining & Drinks, led by executive chef Donald Lockhart. The hotel also features a new fully-equipped 11th-floor event space, with more than 950 square feet of meeting space providing a backdrop of the ocean.

Additionally, there is a new fitness center, complete with workout equipment, hula-hoops and yoga mats; and a business center. The landscaping on property features a contemporary motif combining tropical and exotic vegetation with sculptural elements. The hotel also provides an array of locally sourced products throughout the hotel, such as Karl Strauss’ Windansea Wheat in the guest room mini-bars.

Situated between the shores and cliffs of La Jolla, Hotel La Jolla is a Kimpton Hotel, owned by an affiliate of Westport Capital Partners and Cove Equity Group. The coastal boutique hotel features 110 panoramic guestrooms and 950 square feet of top floor ballroom space, with an additional 2,000 square feet of naturally-lit outdoor event space. The property is located at 7955 La Jolla Shores Drive.

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