Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego completes $25-million refurbishment

The Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego completed a multi-phase, property-wide transformation with the unveiling of the hotel’s new arrival experience, lobby, and new Pinzimini restaurant and bar.

This complete remodel includes all 450 guestrooms, a refresh of 35,000 square feet of meeting and event space and the redesign of their WestinWORKOUT fitness studio. The property is among the first hotels in the US to debut the Westin brand’s new look.

The Westin Gaslamp Quarter hotel’s property-wide transformation began in the spring of 2011 with the first-phase, a complete redesign of all 450 guestrooms and suites. A neutral color palette, natural wood and stone accents were incorporated into the décor of each room. The new design also incorporated eco-friendly materials such as CFL lights and GreenGuard certified solar shades.

In addition to the signature Heavenly Bed, guestroom features include custom closets and reading lights, Heavenly Mirrors, instant plug ‘n play technology, and multi-use custom Westin-designed accent tables that can be used as a working area or an in-room dining table.


The second phase of the property transformation included floor-to-ceiling enhancements to all meeting and event space, including the new 5,940-square-foot San Diego Ballroom and adjoining 5,752-square-foot outdoor Garden Terrace on the hotel’s fourth floor. The event spaces now feature new flex-back banquet chairs, state-of-the-art lighting, sound and rigging capabilities. In total, the hotel has 35,000 square feet of meeting and event space that spans four floors.

In the spring of 2012, the hotel continued its property-wide transformation with the redesign of the hotel’s arrival experience and public areas, including the lobby, lobby lounge, Pinzimini restaurant and bar.

Local artist Michael Stutz also created the 40-foot Flame Flower art sculpture, which is the centerpiece of the front drive. The sculpture’s asymmetrical design emulates a towering bouquet of oversized leaves made from woven stainless steel pieces.

The renovated lobby includes a feature wall and customized check-in pods. As the first hotel to feature the Westin brand’s new lobby design, the Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego has added several signature components, among them being the vertical garden.

Among other new features and amenities are a new WestinWORKOUT fitness studio, a business center, and iMacs in the lobby.


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