Hotel Del Coronado Garners Prestigious New Culinary Awards

16th May 2001

The Hotel del Coronado was recently honored by culinary excellence by the Southern California Restuarant Writers Association at the annual “Restaurant Awards” event, held in April 2001. Prince of Wales, The Del`s fine dining restaurant, received the prestigious Golden Scepter award. This is the fourth time the restaurant has received this mark of distinction.
Sheerwater, the resort`s new, oceanfront restaurant received the award for Contemporary Promising Newcomer. Nominations for both awards were received from members of the Southern California Restaurant Writers Associaton and nominees include restaurants ranging from Santa Barbara to the Mexican Border.

The California Restaurant Association (CRA) recenly held their annual awards banquet. The Hotel Del was privileged to receive the “Best Hotel Dining” and “Best Brunch” awards. Nominees and award-winners were chosen by the CRA, which is comprised of members representing California restaurants. “This award is very special as it comes directly from our peers,” says Beresford Wall, Director of Restaurants at The Del.

Both Prince of Wales and Sheerwater have been redesigned and expanded with expansive outdoor terraces and unparalleled ocean views, as part of The Del`s $55 million restoration.

Hotel del Coronado is one of 30 independent, upscale and luxury hotels, resorts and golf clubs in the United States and United Kingdom managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, a privately held company located in Englewood, Colorado. Each distinctive, well-situated Destination Hotels & Resorts managed property offers exceptional recreational, business travel and conference facilities. Destination Hotels & Resorts’ managed properties include the Hotel del Coronado near San Diego; Algonquin Hotel in New York City; Royal Palms Hotel and Casitas in Phoenix; Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon; and The Argent Hotel in San Francisco. You can visit Destination Hotels & Resorts online at Travel professionals can access Destination Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio, including Hotel del Coronado on the global distribution system via the company’s chain code, DN. For dining reservations, please call (619) 522-8490 or visit The Del`s Web site at



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