The Bristol Hotel unveils first phase of $7 million renovation

US: Greystone Hotels has completed the first phase of renovations at The Bristol Hotel in downtown San Diego.

The 114-room 1960s property is being refurbished with the goal of “maintaining its unique retro foundation while reinventing it as a modern retreat in the heart of the city”.

Greystone Hotels is investing more than $7 million dollars in the multi-stage project which includes fully refurbished guest rooms in half of the hotel as phase one, and a new fitness centre. Refurbished guest rooms will also include guest bathrooms remodelled to a “high end residential standard”.

Phases two and three, expected to be completed by the end of 2017, will see the completion of all new guest suites and the remainder of the guest rooms and guest bathrooms refurbished along with the revamped lobby, bar and meeting spaces.

“We’re thrilled about these exciting enhancements that will raise the profile of our hotel with its excellent location, easily accessible to the San Diego Convention Center, the culinary adventures found in Little Italy, and the lively Gaslamp Quarter,” said Eric Horodas, president and CEO of Greystone Hotels. “This building’s downtown location has a rich heritage that we will preserve and build upon to express the style, art, music and attitude for which 1960s Southern California was known.”

Boston-based design firm Perkins + Will led the renovation project for The Bristol.

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