Paletteur to renovate Kimpton's 235-room Hotel Solamar

Kimpton’s Hotel Solamar announced its renovation plan for the 235-room downtown hotel. As part of the revamp, all guestrooms, event spaces and the lobby will be updated, with an estimated completion date slated for spring 2016.

Conceptualized by San Francisco-based interior design firm Paletteur, the finished product will showcase a Mediterranean style, blending San Diego’s Spanish influences with modern touches. Guestrooms and suites will be fully upgraded with new furniture and carpeting, and will have bright colors and patterns.

The hotel’s ballroom and meeting rooms will also be upgraded. In addition to new carpeting evocative of Spanish colonial designs, the rooms will have new lighting.


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The lobby will similarly undergo a significant change, with brighter colors and lighting, new artwork and reception area and contemporary touches throughout the space.

Hotel construction will be completed under the direction of Hotel Solamar’s new general manager Shannon Foster. Foster joined the team in June 2015 from Kimpton’s Hotel La Jolla, where she oversaw the hotel’s transition to a Kimpton Hotel. Guestroom updates kicked off in early November, and will be followed by meeting space and lobby renovations.

Kimpton’s Hotel Solamar is a boutique hotel in downtown San Diego. Situated in the city’s Historic Gaslamp Quarter and the East Village neighborhood, the 235-room hotel is near Petco Park, San Diego Convention Center, and dining, shopping, nightlife and entertainment venues. Aside from 8,800 square feet of event space and a rooftop terrace, pool and bar, the hotel is also home to Jsix Restaurant and Bar.

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