San Francisco-based Warren Sheets Interior Design Inc. (WSD) is slated to spearhead the renovation of the Grande Colonial Hotel, La Jolla, California’s oldest original hotel and a member of the Historic Hotels of America, the National Trust for Historic Preservation's seal of approval.
The firm will begin improvements to public spaces, including the entrance lobby, the lobby lounge and meeting rooms of the five-story property in mid-December. The renovation is being held in anticipation of the hotel’s 2013 centennial celebration, and is slated for completion in January 2012.
Warren Sheets, principal of WSD, and his partner Sharon Regan will redo the 1913 hotel in a classic European residential style, juxtaposed with subtle contemporary nuances. Among the key features will be the newly installed Giallo Royale and Calcutta White polished marble, black Galaxy granite flooring, intricate hand-stenciling adorning the lobby lounge ceiling, and traditional chandeliers.
Founded 30 years ago, WSD is headquartered in San Francisco. Past projects include The Grand Del Mar, a AAA Five Diamond, Forbes Five-Star luxury resort in San Diego.