US Grant Hotel Gets $13M Revamp

A $13 million revamp to downtown San Diego’s historic US Grant hotel will be completed by early 2017. The shiny new upgrades include a restyled grand lobby, meeting and wedding venues and an expanded fitness center.

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To celebrate the revamp, the hotel has added a few more bells and whistles, including live music in the lobby from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and elevated cocktail service in the lobby. The hotel will also launch a cocktail cart in late December.
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The hotel’s 270 guestrooms and suites have also gotten a refresh. The hotel’s Penthouse Presidential Suite will include art deco elements reflective of the 1930s.
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The US Grant’s Presidential Ballroom and foyer includes a new elevator landing. The foyer features portraits of the 15 U.S. presidents and 5 First Ladies who have visited the hotel.
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Design updates also feature a “Presidential” color scheme of navy blues and golds, mixed with earthy neutrals.
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The hotel’s Bivouac Ballroom and foyer – which operated as a speakeasy during Prohibition – now includes pendants reminiscent of the 1920s, plus new banquet menus and a Prohibition-inspired dessert station serving liquor-infused “waffle-tinis.” The US Grant’s Presidential Ballroom and foyer includes a new elevator landing. The foyer features portraits of the 15 U.S. presidents and 5 First Ladies who have visited the hotel.
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Built by the son of U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant in his father’s honor, the US Grant has been a landmark near downtown’s Gaslamp Quarter since 1910. The hotel underwent a $56 million renovation that was completed in 2006. The venue is also known for its on-site restaurant, the Grant Grill, which specializes in craft cocktails and seasonal California Cuisine.
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