Hotel del Coronado Joins Curio Collection by Hilton
The upper-upscale collection brand welcomes an iconic resort.
Hotel del Coronado will officially join the exclusive Curio Collection by Hilton in July 2017. The hotel was hand-picked to be a part of the collection of one-of-a-kind independent hotels and resorts, Hilton announced. The Hotel del Coronado will celebrate its 130-year anniversary "as the crown jewel of the collection's diverse and distinctive portfolio," the announcement states.
Hotel del Coronado – fondly referred to as "The Del" – "will benefit from Hilton's renowned reputation and offerings as part of the rapidly growing Curio Collection while still maintaining its independent spirit and authenticity that guests have experienced for well over a century."
"What a landmark day for Curio Collection by Hilton, as we welcome one of the world's most celebrated and storied hotels," said Mark Nogal, global head, Curio Collection by Hilton. "We look forward to continuing the authentic tradition of Hotel del Coronado while the hotel establishes its place as a true gem in our growing collection of hotels and resorts that are remarkable destinations unto themselves."
Built in 1888 and designated a National Historic Landmark, Hotel del Coronado has a rich history as host to celebrities, royalty, and beach-loving families.
Dining experiences at the Del range from a retro ice cream parlor to locally inspired fine dining with ocean views at 1500 OCEAN led by Chef Meredith Manee. Other venues include:
- Crown Room Brunch and VIP Chef's Table Brunch: An expansive spread features a chilled seafood bar, regionally inspired dishes, a gourmet Bloody Mary bar, made-to-order mimosas, and a candy and dessert bar with a design-your-own donut station. VIP guests are treated to an elevated culinary experience by Chef de Cuisine Joshua Mouzakes, which includes a walk through the resort's beachfront fresh herb garden.
- Clambakes on the Beach: Complete with a sunset backdrop, live entertainment and interactive beach games, guests donned in white attire enjoy a shellfish feast featuring Executive Chef John Shelton's coastal favorites.