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L'Auberge Del Mar

Hotel Contact:
1540 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, California 92014
United States
Main: 858-793-6430
Email: Email Hotel Chrissy Benson
Director of Sales: Chrissy Benson
Website: www.laubergedelmar.com
Elite Rating
Planner Rating: 4.7
Chain Two Roads Hospitality
Opened 1989
Renovated 2017
Guest Rooms 121
Kings/Suites/Doubles 94 / 7 / 25
Room Rates High $310 - 530 Low $259 - 365
High Season High Season Low Season Low Season Shoulder Season Shoulder Season
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Max Group Size 300

Fees/Taxes

Resort Fee $35
Room Tax 12.9%
Sales Tax 8%

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 2,496ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 6,535ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 16,545ft²

Airport Proximity

John Wayne Airport
20 min 68 miles (110 km)
Los Angeles International Airport
105 min 106 miles (171 km)
San Diego International Airport
20 min 20 miles (32 km)

Business:

In-house audiovisual services and wireless Internet access.

Recreation:

Pool deck with coastal views
spa
two championship tennis courts
fitness center
footpath to the beach
and a choice of four venues for food and beverages.

Nearby:

Del Mar Beach
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racetrack
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Golf Course
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Legoland
Old Town San Diego
San Diego Zoo and Safari Park
and SeaWorld.
Onsite Dining: Capacity
Bleu Bar
30
Coastline
56
Californian
KITCHEN1540
130
Californian

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet $49-60 Cont. $38-42
Lunch Buffet $59-70 Plated $62-75
Dinner Buffet $130-165 Plated $99-160
Coffee Break $20-38
2-Hour Open Bar $50-60
Elite Overview Planner Ratings & Reviews
Elite Rating Average Planner Rating
This property has been certified Elite Platinum and meets at least 25 of Elite Meetings Criteria.
This endorsement is an independent unbiased determination granted only to the hotels meeting the standards set by the Elite Meetings Advisory Board. Elite endorsement is never sold or licensed.
4.7
7 reviews
Arrival Experience:
4.8
Accommodations:
4.8
Food & Beverage:
4.8
Guest Service Experience:
4.9
Conference Services Staff:
4.6
Meeting and Function Facilities:
4.4
Activity or Recreation Options:
4.6
Planner-to-Planner Recommendation:
4.5
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Capacity Charts
Room Name Total Square Meters Room Size(meters) Ceiling Height (meters) Total Square Feet Room Size (feet) Ceiling Height (feet) Classroom Theater Banquet 10 Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square 10 x 10s
Amphitheater N/A N/A 0 N/A N/A 0 0 0 60 120 0 0 0 0
Boardroom 63 7.9 x 7.9 2 676 26 x 26 8 0 0 14 20 0 0 0 0
Emerald Ballroom 122 12.5 x 9.8 2 1,344 44 x 32 8 60 90 90 120 34 30 28 0
Emerald Terrace 60 5.2 x 11.6 0 650 17 x 38 0 0 0 40 50 0 0 0 0
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Property News
BOARD MEETINGS TAKE ON THE CULTURE OF SO-CAL AT L’AUBERGE DEL MAR
Posted March 9, 2016
The Word “Board” Takes on New Meaning in this Breezy Surf Themed Setting
DEL MAR, Calif. – Land locked execs can answer their surfing dreams in the nearby Pacific and then strategize in a newly renovated Board Room at L’Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel.



A distinct departure from traditional meeting rooms, the new Board Room exudes a surf culture sensibility with larger than life ocean photography, a calming color palette in hues of blue, hardwood flooring, crisp white wood paneled walls and imaginative ocean inspired artwork.



Playing off the resort’s oceanfront locale the room’s reinvented design motif includes:



Compelling and colorful surf images by Solana Beach artist Aaron Chang, a former Surfing magazine photographer renowned for visually defining the sport of surfing. Each of Chang’s pieces depicts epic waves at nearby surfing spots.
A striking hand blown 12-foot-long chandelier designed by Escondido-based mixed media artist James Stone, noted for his marine themed sculptures. This custom hand blown light fixture was delicately crafted with hand applied color and dichroic glass fused at 1,500 degrees on two layers of titanium coated glass. Infused in soft hues of Turkish blue and sky blue with hints of cyan, white and sea green, this unique piece sets a breezy ocean themed tone for the entire room.
A custom 9’6” surfboard from Del Mar resident and eight time surfing champion Joel Tudor anchors the back wall behind the handsome wood conference table furthering the room’s authentically local motif.


According to Bob Harter, director of sales and marketing for L’Auberge Del Mar, the Board Room was carefully designed to help inspire and stimulate meeting attendees by the space’s new surf spirit and sense of adventure. “We want to take advantage of our beachfront location to provide our meeting guests with a unique, energizing setting – utilizing a range of materials, images and art all inspired by the sun, surf and sand.”



And, for execs who want to “hang 10” after a day of meetings, L’Auberge Del Mar offers complimentary body boards for guests to use and can arrange group surf lessons with Fulcrum Surf. Group lessons are available for $85 per surfer for a 90-minute session.



About L’Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel

Located in the heart of Southern California’s most picturesque coastal village of Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers a resort experience reminiscent of a private, coastal estate. Managed by Destination Hotels, this historic seaside hotel offers 121 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a cheerful and cozy spa, a private path to the beach and peaceful pool area. The award-winning, signature restaurant, KITCHEN 1540, blends energy and intrigue with a fresh, lively atmosphere. The restaurant’s extensive offerings meld the classic and the unexpected, making KITCHEN 1540 something one simply has to try when dining in Del Mar. For more information, please visit www.laubergedelmar.com or www.destinationhotels.com.



About Destination Hotels

Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 20 indigenous spas, and 110 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.



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L’AUBERGE DEL MAR CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY
Posted August 21, 2014
Guests can indulge in getaway, dining, spa and wedding specials
L’Auberge Del Mar, by Destination Hotels & Resorts is a San Diego retreat reminiscent of a private coastal escape with a star-studded past and reputation as one of the finest hotels in the region. This year, L’Auberge Del Mar is celebrating its 25th anniversary and marking the milestone with specials throughout the hotel. Everyone, from visitors seeking a seaside escape to locals stopping by for a sunset cocktail, can join in the celebration through room, spa, dining and wedding specials available now through December 25, 2014. The anniversary celebration will culminate on December 31, where the hotel will commemorate 25 years with a New Year’s Eve 25th Anniversary Bash.

Anniversary Getaway Package
In celebration of the hotel’s 25th anniversary, guests can book the Anniversary Package that includes overnight accommodations in one of the hotel’s elegantly appointed rooms and a $25 resort credit for use at Spa L’Auberge, KITCHEN 1540 or any other dining outlet. This package also includes a festive champagne and strawberry amenity and commemorative L’Auberge Del Mar keepsake silver anniversary photo frame. For more information and reservations, visit http://tinyurl.com/p2yqgy3 and enter booking code 25YEARS.

Anniversary Spa Package
Spa L’Auberge, which offers seaside pampering with a beach cottage ambience, is paying tribute to the 25th anniversary with special pricing of $125 for either the 50-minute Mint Julep Body Scrub or two 25-minute express treatments. The Mint Julep Body Scrub, which was inspired by racing season at the nearby Del Mar Race Track, includes a Bourbon Bubbler full-body scrub made of Kentucky Whiskey and brown sugar, followed by a Shea butter, mint, lavender and vitamin E hydrating cream. The express spa services are a new offering and designed to provide instant revitalization without a huge time commitment. Included on the express spa menu are a custom full-body massage, seaweed scrub, sea breeze facial and a hand and foot indulgence. Anniversary pricing is available Monday through Wednesday.

Anniversary Cocktail Specials
The hotel’s elegant Living Room bar is featuring the festive Silver Anniversary Cocktail which fittingly includes Patron Silver, along with St. Germain, fresh rosemary, cucumber and lime. Guests can also opt for the bar’s anniversary special that includes two craft beers paired with a craft cheese and charcuterie board with two chef selections for $25.

KITCHEN 1540 Anniversary Special
KITCHEN 1540, L’Auberge Del Mar’s highly acclaimed restaurant that blends energy and intrigue in a fresh, simple atmosphere, is offering a nightly anniversary menu special through the end of the year.

In honor of the anniversary, Executive Chef Brandon Fortune has created a dry-aged beef program featuring either New York or Ribeye. Each day, chef will prepare a dry-aged beef dish special with accompaniments offered verbally by the servers (market price).

Anniversary Wedding Special
With its breathtaking ocean view setting, L’Auberge Del Mar has always held a special allure as a wedding destination. This year, couples tying the knot will let a little something extra simply by mentioning the 25th anniversary. Specials include 25 percent off the three and four hour silver bar package, complimentary silver shantung linen or ultra-platinum Lamoure linen, and sparkling wine for the bride and groom with custom silver label.

History of L’Auberge Del Mar
Located in the heart of the picturesque coastal village of Del Mar, L’Auberge Del Mar sits on a historic site that was originally home to the Stratford Inn. Opened in 1910, the hotel was a magnet for Hollywood stars during the silent film days. In 1927, the hotel changed its name to Hotel Del Mar and was again a gathering place for celebrities who came for sun, sand and Bing Crosby’s newly opened Del Mar Race Track. During WWII, the hotel closed and became home to soldiers and their families. After the war, it re-opened as a hotel, but never regained the popularity for which it was once known. In 1969, the hotel was torn down and the land stayed vacant until 1989 when it was rebuilt and opened as the Inn L’Auberge. In 2008, the property underwent an extensive renovation and emerged in its current form as the chic and sophisticated L’Auberge Del Mar.

About L’Auberge Del Mar, by Destination Hotels & Resorts
Located in the heart of Southern California’s most picturesque coastal village of Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers a resort experience reminiscent of a private, coastal estate. This historic seaside hotel offers 120 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a cheerful and cozy spa, a private path to the beach and peaceful pool area. The award-winning, signature restaurant, KITCHEN 1540, blends energy and intrigue with a fresh, lively atmosphere. The restaurant’s extensive offerings meld the classic and the unexpected, making KITCHEN 1540 something one simply has to try when dining in DelMar. For more information, please visit www.laubergedelmar.com or www.destinationhotels.com

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is an authentic collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across North America. Offering enriching, locally-inspired experiences from alpine adventures and stunning beachfronts to urban landmarks, each property reflects the natural surroundings and culture of its distinctive locale. With more than 40 properties in premier travel destinations, including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning portfolio features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional culinary venues. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.
“FORTUNE” ARRIVES AT KITCHEN 1540 AS L'AUBERGE DEL MAR MAKES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED EXECUTIVE CHEF ANNOUNCEMENT
Posted February 7, 2014
Del Mar, Calif.- February 7, 2014 - They say that all good things are worth waiting for and, in the case of KITCHEN 1540’s search for a new chef, fortune has finally arrived. L’Auberge Del Mar announced today that Brandon Fortune has been appointed executive chef of the 120-room hotel in San Diego’s picturesque coastal village of Del Mar. Fortune will oversee all culinary operations for the property, including the acclaimed KITCHEN 1540 restaurant.

“Brandon is an exceptional culinary talent who not only brings the kind of youthful energy and creativity we desire in an executive chef, but also the business acumen and leadership qualities,” said Michael Slosser, vice president and managing director for Destination Hotels & Resorts and general manager of L’Auberge Del Mar. “Having run his own restaurant and worked for stellar culinary establishments, he has the unique combination of understanding the demands of running both an efficient kitchen and a quality-driven operation.”

A native of the Southeast, Fortune draws inspiration from his Southern upbringing, world travels and outstanding educational background to create extraordinary cuisine. An honors graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Atlanta, Georgia, he began his career at the five-diamond, five-star Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta before heading west to hone his skills at another five-diamond, five-star resort, The Grand Del Mar in San Diego. As a member of The Grand Del Mar’s opening culinary team, Fortune worked alongside two-Michelin Star-awarded Chef Jason McLeod perfecting his craft in the resort’s dining outlets and banquets.

In 2010, Fortune opened his own tapas restaurant in La Jolla, Calif. called Aquamoree. The restaurant offered upscale Southern cuisine prepared as small plates and was quickly named a top American restaurant by San Diego opentable.com. With the arrival of his first child in 2013, Fortune moved away from restaurant ownership and has been serving as a culinary consultant on a local project.

“I’m thrilled to return to the hotel business, especially with such an incredible property as L’Auberge Del Mar where the ocean is right outside my kitchen,” said Fortune. “I’m excited to build on KITCHEN 1540’s acclaimed history and continue its reputation as a top establishment for creative, inspired dining in San Diego.”

Fortune will start at L'Auberge Del Mar on February 17 and will begin implementing his vision immediately. A complete new menu release for KITCHEN 1540 is anticipated in April.

About KITCHEN 1540
Modern and comfortable, KITCHEN 1540 blends energy and intrigue with a fresh, simple atmosphere. Inspired by New York architect Andre Kikoski, KITCHEN 1540 boasts white vaulted ceilings, an elegant fireplace and modern furniture offering a level of contemporary-chic sophistication rarely seen in a hotel restaurant. The inviting wine bar, with 24-bottle Cruvinet, doubles as a dining counter providing an intriguing glimpse into the energy and excitement of the open kitchen activity, while the private dining room wrapped in wine-encased walls provides a quieter, more intimate setting. The spacious outdoor patio allows guests to enjoy the ocean breezes and features private cabanas for intimate dining. The setting is punctuated with a waterfall and hanging lanterns to set just the right mood.
KITCHEN 1540 has garnered numerous awards including such prestigious honors as Wine Spectator Magazine: Award of Excellence; CA Restaurant Association: Gold Medallion - Best Hotel Restaurant, Fine Dining; San Diego Magazine: Best Hotel Restaurant; and Ranch & Coast Magazine: Editor's Pick for Best Restaurant.

About L’Auberge Del Mar
Located in the heart of Southern California’s most picturesque coastal village of Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers a resort experience reminiscent of a private, coastal estate. This historic seaside hotel offers 120 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a cheerful and cozy spa, a private path to the beach and peaceful pool area. The award-winning, signature restaurant, KITCHEN 1540, blends energy and intrigue with a fresh, lively atmosphere. The restaurant’s extensive offerings meld the classic and the unexpected, making KITCHEN 1540 something one simply has to try when dining in Del Mar. For more information, please visit www.laubergedelmar.com or www.destinationhotels.com

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is an authentic collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across North America. Offering enriching, locally-inspired experiences from alpine adventures and stunning beachfronts to urban landmarks, each property reflects the natural surroundings and culture of its distinctive locale. With more than 40 properties in premier travel destinations, including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning portfolio features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional culinary venues. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit www.destinationhotels.com.
JLK COMMUICATIONS RETAINED BY L'AUBERGE DEL MAR
Posted February 2, 2012
Firm Specializes in Luxury Travel - Lifestyle, Culinary and Spa
(Bonsall, CA) February 2, 2012- JLK Communications, a luxury hospitality PR and marketing firm in Southern California, announced the addition of L'AUBERGE DEL MAR to its list of prestigious travel clients. JLK will provide strategic public relations and media relations services throughout the important introduction of the property's new executive chef.

"It's an honor to be selected to tell the news of Del Mar's most prestigious property. We are thrilled that our knowledge of and success with promoting luxury hotel experiences will be utilized right here in our home of San Diego," said Lori Kennedy, partner.

Located in the heart of Southern California's most picturesque coastal village of Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers a resort experience reminiscent of a private, coastal estate. Managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, this historic seaside hotel offers 120 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a cheerful and cozy spa, a private path to the beach and peaceful pool area. The award-winning, signature restaurant, KITCHEN 1540, blends energy and intrigue with a fresh, lively atmosphere. The restaurant's extensive offerings meld the classic and the unexpected, making KITCHEN 1540 something one simply has to try when dining in Del Mar. For more information, please visit www.laubergedelmar.com or www.destinationhotels.com


About JLK
JLK Communication's expertise in the hospitality industry spans more than 10 years, with the partners bringing more than 40 years of luxury, lifestyle and experience to its clients. Among the roster of clients JLK has worked with are: Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts (corporate); Four Seasons properties including Punta Mita, Maui, Newport Beach, Las Vegas and Aviara; Four Seasons Residence Club; Teton Ridge Ranch (a Paul Allen property); Solstice; Hotel 71 Chicago, Regent Beverly Wilshire, LA; Maui Visitors Bureau; British Airways; Terranea Resort; and VISIT Oceanside.

JLK Communications' purpose is to be an integral extension of the communications and marketing efforts for a small number of clients. The partners of the business perform all of the company's tasks, ensuring an extraordinarily high level of experience and excellence across every project.

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