Hotel Del Coronado Recognized by Save Our Heritage Organisation

Hotel Del Coronado, a project of Swinerton Management & Consulting (SMC) and the San Diego division, has been presented with the Preservation Project of the Year Award by Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO). The hotel is a National Historic Landmark that defines the City of San Diego’s heritage. The Victorian-era building is one of the nation’s largest wooden buildings and has been a National Historic Landmark since 1977. It was featured in the 1959 film Some Like It Hot with Marilyn Monroe.

Preservation Project Of The Year

The award celebrates the restoration of the hotel’s Queen Anne Victorian style. The main façade was brought back to its original 1888 appearance, including twin entry staircases that had been missing, upper balconies, and gingerbread detailing. Features of the hotel like wooden railings were brought up to code – the originals were too short. In addition, 114 wood-framed windows, 25 of which are stained glass, were replicated. This was no easy feat, as 21 out of the 25 stained glass windows were missing and all 114 windows were not part of the master plan. The 700-piece historic Coronation window was also restored. Read the full story

This honor is the first of its kind received by Swinerton from SOHO. Congratulations to Swinerton San Diego and SMC for their partnership as the Construction Manager and General Contractor on this momentous project.