The Hotel del Coronado’s Prince of Wales restaurant was selected as a winner of Wine Spectator’s 2002 Restaurant Wine Award and will be listed in their August 31, 2002 Dining Guide. The Del recently unveiled its new wine cellar, which features selected wineries from around the world. Jason Bernardo, the resort’s Sommelier and Beverage Manager, chooses both renowned vineyards and new up-and-coming boutique wines for The Del’s extensive collection.
“Prince of Wales’ list is a great illustration of our commitment to our wine program,” says Bernardo, who collaborates with Chef Michael Quigley to select wines that compliment the restaurant’s nightly five-course chef’s menu.
San Diego Magazine recently published its “Best of San Diego” lists in the June 2002 edition. The editors named The Del’s Babcock & Story Bar ‘Best Hotel Bar’. The re-design of the resort’s bar was part of The Del’s $55 million restoration project completed less than one year ago. B&S Bar takes advantage of the spectacular seaside setting. The original 46-foot handcrafted mahogany bar, brought around the Cape Horn in 1888, is the centerpiece. B&S Bar offers signature margaritas, blended tropical drinks, California premier wines, espressos, tapas, seasonal entertainment and indoor/outdoor seating.
The dramatic enhancements of the restoration also included oceanfront dining venues and luxuriously redesigned and air-conditioned Victorian rooms. Adjoining the beach-side façade of the historic Victorian building, the new Windsor Lawn stretches seaward, re-establishing The Del’s connection to the Pacific. For information or reservations, call 800 HOTEL DEL or visit The Del’s Web site at www.hoteldel.com.
Hotel del Coronado is one of 30 independent, upscale and luxury hotels, resorts and golf clubs in the United States and the United Kingdom managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, a privately held company located in Englewood, Colorado. Each distinctive, well-situated Destination Hotels and Resorts managed property offers exceptional recreational, business travel and conference facilities. You can visit Destination Hotels & Resorts online at www.destinationhotels.com . Travel professionals can access Destination Hotels & Resorts’ properties, including Hotel del Coronado, on the global distribution system via the company’s chain code, DN.