Southern California hotel Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego continues to progress with its multimillion-dollar renovation with the continuation of its phased renovation, this time focusing on the meeting space. The design of the hotel and newly remodeled meeting spaces are inspired by the California coast, a contemporary design to emphasize bay and city views.
This recent phase of the renovation includes: complete renovation of the first and fourth floor meeting spaces, including two ballrooms; upgrades to the wireless network, increasing from 40 Mbps to 450 Mbps, including the addition of wireless overlays to accommodate increased wireless device usage; additional hang-points for audio/video production creating more floor space for event use; addition of "eight-hour banquet" chairs with flex backs and a webbed seat design to all meeting space; and the addition of three meeting planner offices in close proximity to the meeting space.
There were also upgrades to the way-finding system throughout the hotel's electronic reader boards, which include touch-screen technology; the addition of Bright Box cell charging stations, which are available for group sponsorship or individual use; and upgrades were made to all of the lights in the renovated meeting space to LED lights, which are more energy efficient.
In addition to the meeting space renovation, Manchester Grand Hyatt's fitness center, which has views of the San Diego Bay, has been doubled in size and updated with all new soft goods, fitness equipment, a TRX system and area for free weights and stretching. New Expresso Bikes allow users to choose from more than 40 virtual tours.
The hotel completed the first phase of renovation in 2013, with the total redesign of its 1,628 guestrooms and suites. The next phases will include: complete renovation of the second and third floor meeting space, renovations made to all the food and beverage outlets, and a complete revamp of Kin Spa.
Located on the Gaslamp Quarter's waterfront, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego overlooks San Diego Bay and many rooms offer views of the Pacific Ocean. This resort is comprised of two towers, the 33-story Seaport Tower and the 40-story Harbor Tower, the latter of which is 497- feet tall, making it the tallest building on the west coast waterfront. Connecting the two towers is a four-story building that boasts a rooftop pool with a 25,000 square-foot deck.
The Hyatt property includes 76 newly renovated one-and-two-bedroom suites, Kin Spa with a salon and an adults-only pool at adjacent Kin Oasis, tennis courts, bay-view pool and deck, a fitness center and several restaurants and lounges, almost all overlooking the bay. It is adjacent to Seaport Village, near Horton Plaza and convenient to San Diego International Airport, San Diego Zoo and Sea World.
The entire renovation project is scheduled to be completed by 2015.