The historic beachfront Hotel Del Coronado is one of the things that makes the city of Coronado famous nationwide. The hotel was built in 1888 and at the time of its construction was the largest hotel resort in the entire world! It has been host to some of the biggest names in the world, from celebrities, to presidents, to royalty. The hotel was designated as a national Historic Landmark back in 1977 and is an architectural marvel that the city of Coronado is proud of. The year, the Hotel Del Coronado will be celebrating its 130th anniversary.
“The property has this tremendous allure and every guest who stays here is part of our heritage,” said General Manager Harold Rapoza, Jr. “For 130 years, we have hosted millions of ‘Del memories’—for Hollywood celebrities and British royalty to generations of families gathering for their iconic beachfront photo with the turret. This anniversary both celebrates the past and looks forward to the next 130 years – the legend lives on.”
February will be the start of special events that will be held throughout the year. On Saturday, February 17 will be the Icons + Masters Anniversary Gala, which will be a black-tie event that will boast some of the very best French cuisines in the nation, with 5 of the nation’s French Master Chefs. There will also be an art gallery showcasing the works of the world renowned celebrity photographer John Russo with photos of some of the world’s most famous and iconic celebrities. The five-course dinner will take inspiration from vintage menus of The Del, and will be a collaboration from the famous chefs, Xavier Salomon, Olivier Dubreuil, Steve Benjamin, Frederic Castan and The Del’s own Patrick Ponsaty and Stefan Peroutka. A multi-piece orchestra will be providing the music and entertainment for the night. A special champagne reception will be held for VIP ticket holders in the Coronet room and they will also be receiving a cookbook autographed by the Master Chefs of France,
The actual birthday of The Hotel Del Coronado is on Monday, February 19, where the community of Coronado will be holding a complimentary sunset champagne toast for guests and residents alike. There will also be a stunning fireworks display and music performed by DJ Hevrock. Guests that have availed tickets will enjoy the 130th Anniversary Dinner at the1500 OCEAN prepared by Patrick Ponsaty; he will be giving his own modern twist on one of the original menus of the first head chef of The Del, Frederic Pierre Compagnon.
Events that will be held throughout the year include:
- June-Aug: Celebrity Chef Clambake Series
- June 17: Gary Sinise Father’s Day Concert on the Beach
- July 11: San Diego Pride Kickoff Event
- July 1: 4th of July Del Beach Bash
- August 25 – 26: Beach Polo at The Del
- September: Chef Throwdown to Benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
- October 27: Hallo-wine & Spirits Party
- November 8 – 11: Coronado Island Film Festival
- November 22-December 31: A Legendary Holiday Season
If you are planning to visit the city of Coronado, then be ready to stay forever. When you visit our lovely city you will instantly fall in love. If you are looking for property in the Coronado area, The Clements Group is the team that can help you find your dream home. We have been in the industry for over 25 years now, have received many awards and recognition. We have been residents of Coronado for over 21 years, so we can boast that we know almost everything about the real estate market of the island. We have helped clients buy and sell all kinds of property, so we can help you find whatever it is you are looking for, whether it is a multi-million dollar beachfront estate, a vacation home or your first home. We specialize in luxury homes and estates, vacation homes, investment properties and new construction residential development.