California Hyatt gets beach-inspired renovation

In California, the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine has completed a propertywide, multiphase $10 million renovation. The San Diego property has a remodeled exterior and interior with an updated lobby, social and event spaces inspired by the surrounding locale.
 
“We’re pleased to celebrate the completion of the reimagined Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine and to share this elevated look and feel with our guests and the local community,” said Todd McAninch, the hotel's GM. “Our team has been looking forward to this moment for several years as we worked to provide enhancements that transform the guest journey and will offer a future of memorable experiences in the heart of San Diego.”
 
The renovation of Hyatt Regency La Jolla was led by interior design firm Looney & Associates and preserves the original 1989 design by Michael Graves while adding fresh touches throughout. The renovation design is inspired by the temporal moments where the waters of the Pacific meet the shore. Merging nature and architecture, the selection of interior materials and finishes include soft, organic textures with materials and colors that create harmony.
 
Drawing inspiration from the colors of La Jolla Cove Beach at dusk, the lobby’s soft palette is punctuated with deep blue tones. Layered textures, warm hues and mixed wood tones with leather accents give the space an engaging feel. Multifunctional lounge spaces have communal seating framed by open bookshelves made with natural walnut, warm metals and colored glass. 

The hotel has 416 refreshed guest accommodations, including 16 suites. Four VIP suites range from 1,000-1,400 square feet with a whirlpool tub, dining area, wet bar and lounge area while 12 Studio suites (at 650 square feet) have a separate lounge area. The design is reflective of the hotel’s San Diego surroundings, drawing inspiration from the sea, sand, flora and cliffs of nearby beaches. The spa-inspired bath has detailed glass mosaic tiling. 
 
The renovation created outdoor spaces like the pool deck with a Junior Olympic-size heated outdoor lap pool with individual cabanas, a whirlpool hot tub, a seasonal pool bar and oversized fire pits. The property also has two onsite tennis courts and a 24-hour gym plus an outdoor stretching area. 
 
The property also has 42,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor function space with open floor plans and nature-inspired art features. The property’s 26 meeting rooms, including the 11,800-square-foot Regency Ballroom with 18-foot ceilings, are divisible into seven sections complete with Fresco touchscreen lighting. To incorporate an outdoor setting into an indoor function, the 5,850-square-foot glass-enclosed La Jolla Ballroom accommodates up to 500 guests with natural light and sliding glass doors that can open to let in fresh air. 

Photo credits: Hyatt Hotels Corp.