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Storied Hotel Del Coronado Getting $200M Makeover

Work has started at the Hotel del Coronado on more than 140 new rooms, a new conference center, and upgraded dining and outdoor areas. The $200M renovation is slated for completion in 2021.

The Hotel del Coronado

The new rooms will be on the south side of the resort, next to the new conference center, which can accommodate 800 to 1,000 attendees. The additional rooms will bring the total number at the hotel to 898, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The Hotel del Coronado, which is now more than 130 years old, also plans to more strongly evoke its Victorian roots with a new landscaped driveway and entry reminiscent of that era, including a front facade based on the property's original front porch, International Meetings Review reports.

Various late 19th- and early 20th-century buildings on the grounds will be preserved. These include the power plant, laundry, ice house and the Oxford Building, which did a 50-year stint as a Del employee dormitory and now contains private offices for hotel employees.

The hotel’s Vista Walk, a garden setting popular for weddings, will be elevated and expanded to one level. That work will also preserve the famed Dragon Tree next to the resort entrance, which was the backdrop for a scene featuring Jack Lemmon in drag in the movie "Some Like It Hot." 

Recently, the Del also announced that the Clique Hospitality restaurant concept Serẽa is opening at the property this summer.