Fairmont Grand del Mar USA
Fairmont Grand del Mar
5300 Grand Del Mar Court San Diego, CA 92130
Richard Blum – 75% , FRHI – 12.5%, Doug Manchester – 12.5%
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Chris Luedi – Luedi brings over 25 years of hospitality experience to this position, beginning his career in Arizona. Most recently he was regional vice president, Hawaii and general manager, Fairmont Orchid.
TripAdvisor’s #1 Luxury Hotel in California, AAA Five Diamond Award.
FAIRMONT GRAND DEL MAR
History & Story
Serenely nestled amidst San Diego’s Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve and a mere five miles from the Pacific coastline, Fairmont Grand Del Mar seamlessly combines the old-world charm of a Mediterranean estate with the modern luxury of an elegant resort. The result: TripAdvisor’s #1 Luxury Hotel in California. Little wonder, given the sun-drenched climate, stunning natural beauty, championship golf course, one of only 47 Five-Star spas in the world, and irresistible dining — epitomized by Addison, Southern California’s only Five-Star/Five Diamond restaurant, helmed by Relais and Chateaux Grand Chef William Bradley.
From the completely relaxing to the downright invigorating, you’ll find a variety of ways to fill your days (and nights) at Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Engage in a seasonal mixology class. Take a dip in one of four heated pools. Enjoy an afternoon hike or horseback ride amid the pristine nature preserve. Or, sip signature cocktails at the resort’s enticing lounges — all before retreating to your thoughtfully appointed guestroom.
Welcome to the Grand life — just east of the Pacific and slightly north of expectations.
Opened Oct. 2007, Replaced Mattresses 12/15.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Fairmont Grand Del Mar does not charge a resort fee; internet service is complimentary as is access to our Fitness Center and Movement Studio classes.
San Diego, CA
Key sites/activities in the area
Miles of scenic beaches implore an abundance of scenic activities. Learn how to surf. Take a deep sea fishing excursion. Or test your sea legs aboard a stately yacht or sailboat. Scuba diving, snorkeling, water and jet skiing, motorboating and kayaking add to the vast recreational choices.
From pro-style tennis courts and an 18-hole championship golf course to seasonal food and wine events and an abundance of outdoor recreation on 37 miles of canyon preserve trails, the vibrant amenities and activities of this premier San Diego resort will meet your every need for fun and excitement.
Visual media, creative outlets and environmental endeavors await children and teens at the Explorer’s Club, where your little adventurers can discover the great outdoors — or indoors. With the latest gaming systems, movies, arts & crafts and a variety of exciting environmental activities, the Explorer’s Club will entertain children and teens while you do your own exploring (and indulging) at Fairmont Grand Del Mar.
• Number of suites: 31
1,000 -2,480 sq. ft. views of gold course and resort grouunds
• Number of Luxury rooms: 196
550 sq ft. views of golf course and resort grounds, some come with extended sitting balcony and some come with private terrace.
• Number of rooms (keys) in all:
Restaurants & Bars
Amaya’s menus reflect the season’s finest market ingredients and are therefore subject to change.
Chef William Bradley’s artisanal approach to cooking, combining local ingredients with contemporary French influences.
AAA Five Diamond Restaurant, Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Restaurant, Relais & Châteaux
• The Clubhouse Grill
Start the day with refreshing smoothies, breakfast classics or Chef’s signature Chicken ‘n’ Waffles. Relax into the afternoon with grill fare, including sandwiches, burgers and Baja classics. Then spice things up after the sun goes down with a Southern California-inspired tapas menu.
• Lobby Lounge
Sip expertly crafted cocktails, like the refreshing Margarita Blossom or an Amor Dulce Amor Martini featuring strawberry-infused tequila.
Full service spa, full service salon, 4 pools (1 adults only, 1 family, 1 children and 1 toddler), full service fitness room.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Extra Notable Features
• 18 hole Tom Fazio Golf Course, Yoga/Pilates studio, cooking classes upon availability.
Hotel & Restaurants Awards
• TripAdvisor’s #1 Luxury Hotel in California, 2015 – 2016
• AAA Five Diamond Award, 2009 – 2016
• Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Resort, 2012 – 2015
• Best Hotels in the United States, U.S. News Travel, 2012 – 2016
• #1 Hotel in the United States, TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice, 2014
• #1 Luxury Hotel in the United States, TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice, 2014
• California’s #1 Resort (#4 in the U.S.), Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, 2013
Number of employees