Hyatt Regency La Jolla At Aventine Finalizes Property-Wide Renovation

Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine announces today the completion of its property-wide, multiphase $10 million dollar renovation. Debuting a fresh, elevated design inspired by the surrounding locale, the celebrated San Diego property introduces a remodeled exterior and interior with a transformed lobby, social and event spaces.

Located in the coastal town of La Jolla, Hyatt Regency La Jolla is a conveniently located retreat just minutes from picturesque beaches, University of California San Diego, Westfield UTC, and many of San Diego’s most famed attractions.

Originally opened in 1989, Hyatt Regency La Jolla has completed a comprehensive reimagination of the guest journey including the lobby and foyer spaces, the property’s 400 guest rooms and 16 suites, and the introduction of MARKET La Jolla. The arrival of Shor, a brand new breakfast restaurant set to debut this summer, will round out the exciting updates to the property.

“We’re pleased to celebrate the completion of the reimagined Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine and to share this elevated look and feel with our guests and the local community,” said Todd McAninch, General Manager of Hyatt Regency La Jolla. “Our team has been looking forward to this moment for several years as we worked to provide enhancements that transform the guest journey and will offer a future of memorable experiences in the heart of San Diego.”


The renovation of Hyatt Regency La Jolla was led by interior design firm, Looney & Associates, and preserves the original design by Michael Graves, paying homage to the world-renowned architect, while adding fresh, elevated touches throughout. The renovation design is inspired by the temporal moments where the waters of the Pacific meet the shore. Merging nature and architecture, the selection of interior materials and finishes feature soft, organic textures with materials and colors that create harmony and generate new, engaging spaces.

Upon entry, guests are welcomed to Hyatt Regency La Jolla by an inviting yet casual atmosphere reflective of the Southern California locale. Drawing inspiration from the colors of La Jolla Cove Beach at dusk, the palette is soft and ethereal, punctuated with deep blue tones. The reimagined, spacious lobby layout creates a retreat for guests to converge, relax and dine.

Layered textures, warm hues and mixed wood tones with leather accents give the space an engaging feel. Multi-functional lounge spaces offer communal seating framed by open bookshelves made with natural walnut, warm metals and colored glass that define intimate spaces without creating visual boundaries. The lobby’s welcoming library includes literature on San Diego, surfing and architecture since the property’s opening in 1989.


Providing a memorable experience in San Diego for locals and travelers alike, Hyatt Regency La Jolla features 416 refreshed guest accommodations with sweeping views, including 16 suites. Four VIP suites range from 1,000-1,400 sq.ft. with a whirlpool tub, dining area, wet bar and lounge area while 12 Studio suites offer spacious 650 sq. ft. spaces with a separate lounge area.

The clean, contemporary guest room and suite design is reflective of the hotel’s San Diego surroundings, drawing inspiration from the sea, sand, flora and cliffs of nearby beaches. Guests can let in the Southern California air with expansive windows offering views of La Jolla and surrounding cities, and can enjoy a spa-inspired bath with detailed glass mosaic tiling. Hyatt Regency La Jolla is pet-friendly and features contactless arrival and departure through Mobile Key available in the World of Hyatt app.


Taking its cues from the natural beauty and surf culture of the nearby coast, Hyatt Regency La Jolla’s signature restaurant DRIFT eat + drink offers seasonal menus that highlight regional ingredients and healthful food served artfully. Featuring indoor seating and an outdoor patio with firepits, guests can enjoy a crafted cocktail, range of dynamic dishes, and San Diego craft beers on tap.

MARKET La Jolla is conveniently located adjacent to the lobby, offering breakfast and coffee options for early risers or house made gelato to enjoy by the cozy terrace firepits. Opening this summer, Shor will serve up fresh, traditional breakfast dishes. Additionally, Hyatt Regency La Jolla is located across from Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, serving the finest quality hand-cut prime steaks, and Truluck’s, offering the city’s freshest seafood and signature stone crab.


Hyatt Regency La Jolla’s renovation has created energetic outdoor spaces with lush foliage for guests to enjoy, such as the expansive pool deck featuring a Junior Olympic-size heated outdoor lap pool with individual cabanas, a Whirlpool hot tub, seasonal pool bar and oversized fire pits for evening s’more roasting. With warm weather year-round, guests can take in a game of tennis on one of the hotel’s two onsite tennis courts, with complimentary racquet and ball rentals.

The property also features a 24-hour complimentary Hyatt StayFit™ gym complete with Life Fitness cardio and strength equipment, plus an outdoor stretching area with medicine balls and yoga mats. For curated mindfulness, meditation and sleep exercises, Headspace is complimentary for guests through the World of Hyatt app.


With a total of 42,000 sq.ft. of flexible indoor and outdoor function space, Hyatt Regency La Jolla welcomes meetings, events and weddings to convene in the newly transformed venues, conference rooms and ballrooms, designed with open floor plans and nature-inspired art features. Memorable experiences will be made in the refreshed spaces, which offer a crisp, bright palette paired with ocean blue accents and flowing, organic carpet patterns. Custom glass chandeliers reminiscent of floating petals fill the rooms with soft, warm lighting.

The property’s 26 meeting rooms, including the expansive 11,800 sq. ft. Regency Ballroom with 18’ ceilings, are divisible into 7 sections complete with FRESCO touchscreen lighting. To incorporate an outdoor setting into an indoor function, the stunning 5,850 square foot glass-enclosed La Jolla Ballroom accommodates up to 500 guests with natural light and sliding glass doors that open to a coastal breeze.

Adding a uniquely San Diego touch to the meeting spaces upon the property’s renovation, each room has been renamed and themed for local beach cities downstairs such as Encinitas, La Jolla, Del Mar, and beaches upstairs such as Torrey Pines Beach and Windansea Beach.

For more information on Hyatt Regency La Jolla, please visit here or call 858.552.1234.

About Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

Hyatt Regency La Jolla is pleased to unveil a hotel-wide transformation encompassing the lobby, arrival experience and meeting spaces.  With 416 guestrooms, onsite restaurants including DRIFT eat + drink, MARKET La Jolla and Shor, an expansive pool deck complete with cabanas and a Junior Olympic-size pool, tennis courts and 42,000 square feet of airy and inviting function space. The hotel’s central location allows for a day spent exploring outdoor activities along the coast or discovering the refined shopping and dining experience in La Jolla and UTC Westfield.  Business travelers are welcomed with a multi-functional lounge while fitness buffs can take in a 1,300 sq. ft. StayFit™ fitness center. An outdoor stretching area with medicine balls and yoga mats allows guests to take advantage of the California sunshine. Visit Hyatt Regency La Jolla online here and connect on Instagram and Facebook.

See you there….and stay healthy, San Diego!

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