Mission Pacific Hotel and The Seabird Resort set to make a splash in California

by | 25 Oct 2020 | General News

Mission Pacific Hotel, A Joie de Vivre Hotel and The Seabird Resort, A Destination Hotel look to be on course to elevate San Diego County’s famed beachfront offering when they finally open their doors next year.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Oceanside Beach Resort Owner, an affiliate of SD Malkin Properties, have announced fresh details about the two boutique properties’ plans ahead of their spring 2021 debut. We take a look at the upcoming arrivals.

A coastal draw for San Diego County

These two adjacent hotels jointly represent the largest oceanfront resort development to come to San Diego County for over half a century. Collectively, these properties span 700 ft of beachfront, providing a total of 387 guestrooms, most of which have water-facing views, along with immediate access to the beach, overview pools, a range of culinary experiences, meeting spaces and recreational programming including water sports.

As a part of Hyatt’s Joie de Vivre brand, the 161-key Mission Pacific Hotel will provide a laid-back yet upscale experience that invites guests and locals alike to ‘connect, live in the moment and celebrate the joy of life’. This philosophy will be expressed through 3,000 sq ft of curated retail outlets and three drinking and dining venues, including the only rooftop pool bar in northern San Diego County and a restaurant overlooking the pier from Guadalupe Valley chef Roberto Alcocer. The hotel will also reveal the restoration of the iconic 1887 ‘Top Gun’ house featured in the cult ‘80s film.

This property will lie alongside the exciting new addition to the Destination Hotels brand, The Destination Hotel Oceanside. Guests here can expect to experience Californian coastal estate living, with colourful touches throughout its 226 guest rooms and suites. Facilities will include a full-service spa with fitness centre and 9,000 sq ft ocean-facing pool deck, along with 20,000 sq ft of meeting space with ocean views, a signature Californian-cuisine restaurant and an ocean-view lobby living room bar and lounge.

The two hotels are positioned at the base of the historic Oceanside Pier. From here, visitors can easily reach Oceanside’s Amtrak Station on foot and take a short drive to attractions such as San Diego Zoo and Disneyland. As a part of the state-designed Oceanside Arts District, the hotels plan to display permanent art collections and temporary exhibitions curated by the Oceanside Museum of Art featuring works by Southern Californian artists.

Bringing in professional expertise

Along with the announcement of these hotel’s plans comes news of the properties’ latest appointments.

Firstly, Hyatt has revealed that Michael Stephens will serve as area managing director for both hotels. Stephens will draw on 30 years with Hyatt and nearly two decades of hospitality management experience to oversee all operations for the hotels; he most recently served as general manager at Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego.

“It is a privilege to lead the efforts in opening Mission Pacific Hotel and The Seabird Resort, which will capture the essence of all Oceanside has to offer,” said Stephens. “Hyatt is committed to growing its brand presence with intent in markets that matter to our valued guests, and I look forward to ensuring our hotels celebrate the local spirit and deliver an unmatched luxury beach experience for our future guests.”

In addition, Brandon Hendricks has been named area director of sales and marketing for both properties. Hendricks brings more than 25 years of hospitality experience to his new role, in which he will oversee all of the properties’ sales and marketing efforts, while also implementing business strategies for their opening and ongoing success.

“Oceanside is a quickly evolving destination, home to some of the world’s best surfing and water sports, and we’re excited to offer guests two unique hotel experiences inspired by this captivating locale,” said Hendricks. “Offering stunning ocean views, new restaurants, bars and event venues, Mission Pacific Hotel and The Seabird Resort will continue Oceanside’s emergence as an authentic destination along San Diego’s beautiful north shore.”


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