Downtown San Diego’s landmark, THE US GRANT, re-opens to a selected list of dignitaries in time to celebrate it’s 96th anniversary. Following a meticulous 20-month, $52 million renovation and restoration, it is the newest member of The Luxury Collection from Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Located in the heart of the city, this lavishly restored 11-story Beaux Arts beauty was re-designed with a historically chic scheme; rooms and public spaces have an opulent residential feel and are filled with newly commissioned works of art. A full menu of sophisticated and exclusive spa treatments is designed to be experience in the privacy of guestrooms and suites. An exceptional “Grand Debut Package” encourages guests to be the first to experience San Diego’s dazzling new luxury hotel starting at $329 per night, a 30% saving from published rates.
THE US GRANT was built in 1910 by Ulysses S. Grant Jr. to honor his Civil War hero father. The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation purchased the landmark in 2003. Ancestors of this Native American tribe originally settled the land that includes Downtown San Diego. In 1875 President Grant passed an Executive Order setting aside 640 acres of land for the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation in east San Diego County. Sycuan’s purchase and careful restoration of the hotel represents an ancestral tribute to their legacy.
The hotel offers 270 luxurious custom-designed guest rooms, 47 of which are suites, including a pair of two-level Presidential Suites and a Penthouse Suite. State-of-the art technology is de rigueur throughout the entire property. The spectacular public spaces are filled with commissioned works of art, hand-made silk carpets, exotic woods and marbles, gold leafing and custom-designed furnishings. Expansive elevator foyers are enhanced by original bronze sculptures and the hotel’s stunning lobby features a $250,000 Thai silk carpet with a leitmotif of the yellow evening primrose, the tribal flower of Sycuan.
All guestrooms and suites include large one-of-a-kind oil paintings on canvas by noted French artist Yves Clement have been blended into the headboards and works by Native American artists decorate the foyers and baths. Other features include nine-foot ceilings accented with detailed crown moldings, imported tapestry style carpets, The Luxury Collection beds with rich white-on-white Italian linens; 32-inch flat screen televisions; high-speed Internet (WiFi), granite vanities, basin sinks and spacious marble showers.
THE US GRANT is distinguished by 33,000 square feet of elegantly restored interior function space and two new 8th floor rooftop terraces, 4,000 square feet each, providing guests with breath-taking views of San Diego.
The legendary Grant Grill(R) and Lounge is also re-opens having been re- imagined for the 21st Century with elegance and sophistication. The 95-seat cosmopolitan dining room features a menu of market fresh Californian regional cuisine with native influences and a wine program showcasing award winning California and regional wineries.
The “Grand Debut Package” includes a deluxe room; a bottle of gold-medal winning California red, white or sparkling wine with a commemorative silver wine opener and fresh cheeses and fruits. To book, visit: www.luxurycollection.com/usgrant under Exclusive Offers or call 866-716-8129 or 619-232-3121 and ask for rate code SANDGP. The “Grand Debut Package” encourages guests to be the first to experience San Diego’s dazzling new luxury hotel starting at $329 per night, a 30% discount off published rates.
THE US GRANT is the world-class embodiment of the history, vitality and dynamic character of downtown San Diego. The landmark hotel re-opens in November 2006 as a member of The Luxury Collection, an elite collection of hotels, after a meticulous $52 million renovation and historic restoration by its owner, the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. Located at 326 Broadway, San Diego, Calif., 92101, THE US GRANT opened in 1910. The 11-story hotel has been listed on the National Registrar of Historic Places since 1979. When completed, the historically chic hotel will offer 270 guest rooms, including 47 suites; 33,000 square feet of ballroom and special event space weaving elegance and history with 21st century technology; and a contemporary interpretation of the legendary Grant Grill(R) and Lounge. The hotel is steps from the city’s trendy Gaslamp Quarter, theater and financial districts, and minutes from San Diego Bay, Balboa Park and the area’s famed visitor attractions. With new custom-designed furnishings, decor and original works of art in both public spaces and guest rooms, THE US GRANT is an urban sanctuary in the heart of one of America’s most cosmopolitan cities. For additional in information, please call (619) 232-3121, or visit THE US GRANT online at: www.luxurycollection.com/usgrant .