DEL MAR, California — L’Auberge Del Mar, located in San Diego’s coastal North County region, has put the finishing touches on the renovations of its 121 guest rooms, public areas and meeting spaces, emerging with a contemporary look masterminded by renowned Los Angeles interior designer Barclay Butera.
“Our goal was to create a casual, beach-inspired ambiance that allows our business and meetings guests to unwind and revel in their surroundings,” said Bob Harter, director of sales and marketing. “Our latest upgrades take a cue from the surf, sand and sun.”
The new designs, inspired by the hotel’s oceanfront location, were done with Butera’s characteristic modern beach flair, marked by clean, transitional “coastal chic” decor with fresh ocean blues and sea-glass greens.
A centerpiece of the renovation is the more than 10,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, which encompasses two ballrooms with terraces and six distinct meeting rooms.
According to Butera, who first redid the resort in 2008, the refurbished meeting areas are now in coastal blues, soft greens and crisp white. “We brightened and freshened up the decor while maintaining its existing look and feel,” he said.
Other meeting space renovation highlights are the following:
• New light fixtures offer a modern take on traditional chandeliers with hanging crystals that form circular, razor-shaped edges toward the center.
• Custom golden-hued, pebble-motif carpeting is rich in pattern and texture and complements a variety of event decor.
• Custom Barclay Butera wallcovering shows a modern geometric design in neutral cream tones.
• Large custom mirrors add light, depth and drama.
The renovations come on the heels of a recently announced partnership with artist Aaron Chang, a photographer known for his colorful and dynamic surf and ocean images who is showcasing some of his works throughout the resort. Furthering the resort’s beachy appeal is a new live TV feed of the Pacific Ocean that welcomes guests and anchors the lobby’s front desk area.