by Michael J. Shapiro | April 08, 2020
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa, a 327-room property in Carlsbad, Calif., is in the midst of a resortwide, $50 million renovation project. Although temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the hotel and facilities are currently taking reservations for May 1 and beyond. Meanwhile, the renovation, which began in late 2019, proceeds - and includes updates to guest rooms and suites, event spaces, dining venues, the lobby entrance, and the spa and fitness center.

Among the updated projects that already have been completed are the Grand Ballroom and other event spaces. As with every aspect of the project, the new design is inspired by the property's coastal location and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. The surrounding hills and some 200 species of local plants and wildlife also inspire the resort's new look.

While the indoor meeting spaces have new natural elements incorporated into the design, the outdoor event spaces have been refreshed via new landscaping, and a new event lawn has been introduced. The grand staircase overlooking the Palm Courtyard, set to debut in June, will provide an elegant backdrop for formal events.

Indoors, the guest rooms and suites are being redesigned in a refined residential style, with artwork that reflects the natural surroundings, hardwood flooring in the entryways, new furnishings and luxurious bathroom upgrades.

Also being unveiled this summer is an enhanced pool area, with new luxury cabanas at the adult pool and a reimagined experience for the family pool that includes new water slides.

Dining-venue renovations and rebranding, which are expected to wrap up in August, will feature a new covered outdoor terrace with spectacular year-round views of Southern California sunsets. New restaurant branding is expected to be made public later this spring. The upgrades to the spa and fitness center are now scheduled to be completed in September.