The KSL Insider: the ultimate oceanfront retreat

KSL Resorts recently completed a $150 million transformation of the legendary Hotel del Coronado, the centerpiece of which is the stunning new Beach Village at The Del - their 'resort within the resort.' Situated at ocean's edge on San Diego's Coronado Island, Beach Village at The Del brings a compelling ultra-luxury addition to The Del while retaining the hotel's distinctive architectural elements. In an era in which openings of top-tier oceanfront accommodations are few and far between, the 2008 opening of Beach Village is a milestone for Southern California. The response from The Del's loyal "repeat" guests and from new guests lured by the promise of true oceanfront luxury has made Beach Village California's "hottest ticket" in 2008. Beach Village has operated with an ADR exceeding $900 since January 2008.

Highlights include:

- An exclusive enclave within the iconic setting of The Del featuring 78 guestrooms and suites. - The brand-new luxury cottages and villas of Beach Village connect The Del's past and present effortlessly - with architecture echoing the legendary turrets and red-shingled roof of the hotel, classic gardens and exotic flowering plants, and interiors featuring white-paneled wainscoting, bathrooms enhanced with Calcutta marble, and more. - Fully equipped gourmet kitchens featuring Sub-Zero refrigerators and stainless steel Wolf cooktops, cozy fireplaces, spa-style baths with soaking tubs and ocean-view balconies and private terraces, Bose surround-sound systems and docking stations, large flat-panel TVs and wireless Internet - Private pools, cabanas and beach access, and personalized concierge service - Intimate outdoor living spaces with therapeutic spa hot tubs, fire pits and designer furnishings - Beach Village at The Del is a new member of Preferred Boutique Hotels & Resorts, representing the world's finest independent luxury hotels. - For reservations or further information, call (800) HOTELDEL, or visit www.DelBeachVillage.com

Founded in 1992, KSL Resorts manages seven time-honored resorts with outstanding recreational amenities, including spa, golf, tennis and ski. Each is refined yet unpretentious, rich in legacy, and genuine in service. The KSL Resorts are: Hotel del Coronado (San Diego); Beach Village at The Del (San Diego); La Costa Resort and Spa (Carlsbad, Calif.); Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa (Rancho Mirage, Calif.); Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa (Vail, Colo.); Barton Creek Resort & Spa (Austin, Texas); The Homestead (Hot Springs, Va.)

KSL Resorts has a well-earned reputation for delivering memorable experiences to resort guests and operational expertise to owners and investors. For more information, call (866) KSL-7727 or visit www.kslresorts.com .

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