In the most unsuspecting area of San Diego you will find the secret haven of the elite, a truly one of a kind resort unrivaled in luxury and opulence. You could even arrive by helicopter, now that says something about The Grand Del Mar.
This Mediterranean style resort with Spanish and Venetian influences was inspired by the signature designs of world-renowned architect Addison Mizner and opened in 2007. One of San Diego’s newest resorts and offering 249 guestrooms and suites, a championship golf course, four swimming pools, six restaurants, tennis courts and residential villas. Not to mention the Renaissance inspired spa. Once you arrive there is simply no need to ever leave the grounds, everything you could possibly desire is conveniently within your reach. The Grand Del Mar has it all.
The moment you walk in the ornate wrought iron and glass door into the lobby you find yourself wrapped in rich colorful hues and a large open space encompassed by graceful archways. The staff is friendly and there to attend to your every need, but you can rest assured they already know what those needs are, you don’t even have to ask.
The double doors of your suite open to an inviting parlor complete with a fireplace and dining table for six. The large glass patio doors run along the back wall and reveal a tranquil view of the golf course and canyon beyond. On the counter you find a personalized welcoming gift, some of your favorite fruits and as you taste them you realize they are among the freshest and sweetest fruits you have ever had.
Your luggage is brought into one of the adjoining master bedrooms complete with a master bath featuring a European soaking tub and dual his and hers spaces. The warm yellow of the room matches the sun streaming through your patio windows and you feel as if you are in your own lavish home. The serene peaceful environment invites you to have a glass of wine, listen to the Vivaldi Violin Concerto and let the romantic atmosphere envelop you.
Perhaps you take the rest of the afternoon to explore the vast grounds, enjoy a round of golf or visit the spa. Or maybe spend some time relaxing poolside and as you dive into the crystal clear water you hear peaceful underwater music serenading you while you swim. It reminds you of when you heard the sound of the whales singing underwater while you were snorkeling in Hawaii.
With multiple restaurants to choose from let your mood guide you, perhaps an elegant fine dining experience at the Addison serving contemporary French cuisine. Or try the upscale Amaya with indoor and outdoor seating serving American cuisine with Mediterranean influences open for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Just like every other aspect of the resort each head Chef pays close attention to detail and serves every item on the menu with the thoughtfulness of an artist. Each dish is crafted with creativity and forms a fusion of flavors and textures with just the right amount of uniqueness and familiarity.
With unmatchable attention to detail from the ceiling to the floor to the Belgian Chocolate left on your pillow while you were enjoying dinner, you find yourself in your own extraordinary moments of private luxury. And before you fall asleep in the cozy featherbed you make a mental note to stop by the villas real estate office to look into investing in the one of the private villas to have as your very own.