San Diego's Hotel Solamar reveals renovation plans

Kimpton’s Hotel Solamar announced its renovation plan for the 235-room downtown San Diego 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 Paletteur, the finished product will have a high-end Mediterranean style, blending San Diego’s historic 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 see a complete upgrade. In addition to new carpeting, evocative of Spanish colonial designs, the rooms will be equipped with new. The lobby will also receive brighter colors and lighting, new artwork and reception are, and contemporary touches throughout the space.

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Hotel construction will be completed under the direction of Hotel Solamar’s new GM, 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. The guestroom updates kick off in November 2015, and will be followed by meeting space and lobby renovations.