Hyatt to reopen Top Gun house to public as part of San Diego hotel development

Hyatt has held a ground-breaking ceremony in Oceanside, California, on the site of two new properties.

Both are expected to open in 2020, one under the Joie de Vivre Hotels brand and the other under the Destination Hotels flag.

The adjacent hotels together will be the largest oceanfront development in San Diego County in over a decade.

Located at the hub of Oceanside’s booming renaissance, the 2.75-acre new-build project along Mission Avenue and North Pacific Street will offer guests immediate beach access and a combined 387 rooms, most with water-facing views.

The property will be launched in partnership with S.D. Malkin Properties, a hotel developer and owner.

“We’ve had a longstanding, profound commitment to not only this project but also to furthering the transformation of Oceanside in northern San Diego County,” said Jeremy Cohen, S.D. Malkin Properties director.

“We’re thrilled to see our vision come to fruition and to bring a world-class beach destination to downtown Oceanside that will continue to evolve the city.”

San Diego-based, award-winning firm Delawie is the architect for both properties, which will be operated by Hyatt as part of its boutique Joie de Vivre Hotels brand and resort-oriented Destination Hotels.

The extensive new-build project, situated on over 600 feet of beachfront at the base of the historic Oceanside Pier, will offer stunning ocean views and add multiple restaurants, bars, and event venues to the quickly evolving destination, where guests will have access to some of the world’s best surfing, swimming and water sports.

The Joie de Vivre hotel will be a welcome addition to Oceanside with 161 guest rooms and suites and will feature the renovated Top Gun house – the iconic 1887 Graves House featured in the popular 1980s film – which will be accessible to the public.

At the hotel, designed by interior design firm EDG, travellers can expect a casual, laid-back, barefoot luxury ambiance.

The hotel will also feature a world-class restaurant designed by Los Angeles-based firm Studio Collective, a rooftop pool and bar, and over 3,000 square feet of retail.

The Destination hotel will be a 226-room property situated on the south block of the new development.

Complementary to the Joie de Vivre hotel, the Destination property will offer guests an upscale escape and a world-class travel experience, including an elevated 9,000-square-foot pool deck with ocean views, a signature restaurant, bar lounge, luxury spa, library, and over 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

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