North America / Hospitality / Coastal

Hotel del Coronado, San Diego, California

Built in 1886, the landmark Hotel Del Coronado is an icon of American beach resorts but a series of uncoordinated improvements over the years marred the guest experience and created operational inefficiencies. A new master plan was undertaken to guide a five-year, $120 million renovation and expansion plan. Phase One of the plan included renovation to the oceanside dining terraces and creation of the Windsor Lawn, a new beachfront event space that serves as a gracious setting for this Grand Dame of hotels.

Don Vita, Principal-in-charge, master planning and landscape architecture for Hart Howerton
Hornberger + Worstell – Architect of Record
Hart Howerton – Landscape Architect of Record

What Don Vita Did

  • Master Planning
  • Landscape Architecture


Project completed while Don Vita was Principal at Hart Howerton/Robert Lamb Hart.