The hotel plans to add a conference center and 142 rooms on the south side of the resort, each room offering ocean, bay or pool views. Suites with adjoining rooms will feature kitchens and indoor-outdoor gathering spaces. (These will be sold as condominiums.) In addition, existing Cabana rooms will be redesigned, and fire pits and cabanas will be added.
Other changes include putting most of the parking underground and restoring a front entry and porch with two sets of stairs at the main entrance.
The Hotel Del also plans to restore some of its oldest buildings, including the Ice House, which will become a gallery that tells the hotel’s history.
The milestone project also marks the final build-out of the 28-acre resort, which will not only be getting a new palm tree-lined entry, but also a 25,000-square-foot conference center and great lawn, two parking garages, 142 more guestrooms, a new signature restaurant, a major transformation of 97 California Cabana rooms, and a redo of the popular ocean-view sun deck.