NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — Situated amidst the striking fairways of The Grand Golf Club, The Grand Del Mar is San Diego County’s only Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond luxury resort destination. The resort offers a complete spectrum of first class amenities; among them four sparkling swimming pools, tennis, fine dining, San Diego’s only Tom Fazio designed golf course, a Renaissance inspired spa and 249 elegantly appointed guestrooms.
An intriguing amalgam of Mediterranean elements prevails at The Grand Del Mar, and the different styles lend a relaxed, yet sophisticated ambiance. San Francisco based interior design firm Warren Sheets design, Inc. masterminded the interiors and exterior details, paying tribute to the indelible architecture of Addison Mizner, a turn of the century visionary whose worldly design approach defined the resort communities of Palm Beach and Boca Raton in the 1920s.
Inspired by the rich decorative arts of Spain, Portugal, Italy and Morocco, Mizner’s exotic style is evoked throughout The Grand Del Mar, with its colorful palette, graceful arched doorways, rotundas, vibrant tile, wood beamed ceilings, ornate stone and wrought iron accents, decorative columns, parquet flooring and gracious verandas.
Mizner viewed architecture as a seamless integration of buildings, décor and landscaping and this emphasis on melding the indoors and outdoors is a hallmark of The Grand Del
Mar. In this spirit, the interiors and architecture are complemented by lush landscaping a verdant mix of tropical and indigenous plantings, punctuated by garden fountains, generous patios and courtyards, flowered terraces and meandering walkways. Chief design architect Robert Altevers has masterfully combined the romance and opulence of the late Mizner’s distinctive Mediterranean inspirations with today’s Southern California flair; ultimately exuding an easy elegance and a focus on sun splashed indoor/outdoor living.
With commanding golf course or pool front views, the resort’s distinctive Mediterranean style is imbued in the 249 elegantly appointed guestrooms, which feature gilded gold and wrought iron accents, a deep blue, pale yellow and gold color palette and intricately hand stenciled ceilings. Other fine touches include rich brocade upholstery, cut crystal lamp bases, detailed crown moldings and millwork, and elegant burled wood and dark distressed wood furnishings with burnished gold accents.
Accommodations feature 31 luxurious suites, including a pair of opulent two bedroom presidential suites (expandable to three bedrooms), five one bedroom specialty suites, 12 luxury one bedroom suites (expandable to two bedrooms) and 12 executive suites. The suites range from the 2,840 square foot presidential suite with private balconies to the 1,010 square foot executive suites. (www.thegranddelmar.com)