Town and Country, a landmark resort in San Diego’s Mission Valley for more than 60 years, has announced the completion of its impressive, multi-million dollar renovation. The resort introduced new, modern guest rooms and three new dining outlets, including ARLO restaurant, a new sun-drenched pool deck with a zero-entry family pool, hot tub, children’s pool, and a four-story “Twister” waterslide. The property will also feature a brand-new, three-acre riverfront park.
“The renovation was created to build upon a legacy that will guide the property for the next 60 years of its history,” said Vice President and Managing Director April Shute. “We are proud to reopen our doors with a great new experience and a fresh new look. And officially welcome guests and local community back to continue making memories with us for years to come.”
Design at This Landmark Resort in San Diego
Designed by renowned architecture and design firm Gensler and overseen by Todd Majcher, senior vice president at Lowe, the project’s lead developer, the renovation has cued all eras of the hotel’s celebrated history throughout its new spaces.
“Town and Country are rooted in the history and culture of San Diego. That history was the inspiration for the resort’s renovation. We wanted to celebrate San Diego’s rich architectural vernacular, showcase the sincerity of its mid-century origins and the unique culture of our community,” shared Todd Majcher, senior vice president at a national real estate company and lead developer Lowe. “Creating a place that feels timeless, fun, and inspiring was our core goal. From the aesthetic of the lobby to the local art program and curated walls of ARLO, the landmark resort perfectly reflects the Town and Country’s place in the history of our city.
The fresh, reimagined mid-century modern interior design was conceived in a collaboration between Gensler and creative agency Sixteenfifty Creative Intelligence. It evokes a casual California aesthetic that draws tourists, conferences, and San Diegans alike to create memories and make connections with one another, the destination, and the nostalgia of the past. Rounding out the project. Room interiors were created by hotel interior design firm HFS Concepts 4 and Burton Landscape Architecture Studio. They designed the new landscape plan at this landmark resort.
Additionally, the resort’s artwork was hand-selected from local acclaimed artists throughout the property. Bringing diverse and dramatic textures, stories, and points of view to life. The collection includes work from Andy Davis in the room. It’s a 90-foot graphic installation on the main resort Palm Tower, and a hand-painted poolside mural. A hand-painted 40-foot mural called “Beaming” by Mark Warren Jacques. It sits adjacent to the lobby and welcomes visitors to the resort.
Providing a home away from home and a memorable experience in San Diego, the Town and Country features 675 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, including a selection of one-bedroom and two-bedroom accommodations. Ranging from 365-750 square feet with spacious seating and private balconies. Five top-floor Skyline suites offer a 1,100-square-foot escape delivering wall-to-wall windows. A private parlor and seating area, and a dining room and wet bar. Accommodations at the resort feature mid-century modern design, platform beds and modern amenities, quick access to the pool, valley views, and more. Town and Country offers pet-friendly accommodations, and ten percent of the pet deposit is donated to the San Diego Humane Society.
Town and Country has opened three new restaurants with the renovation including, ARLO, its signature stand-alone destination restaurant helmed by Chef Josh Mouzakes. ARLO serves innovative, scratch-made dishes inspired by regional flavors and celebrates San Diego’s lifestyle and culinary culture with a “taste of place.” Lapper is the resort’s poolside bar, and the eatery and MRKT are elevated fast-casual with grab-and-go offerings and specialty coffees. The property also has a new Lobby Bar. Offering shared bites, inventive drinks, and signature cocktails in a fun mid-century modern lounge. All the dining outlets offer outdoor seating with resort views.
AMENITIES AND ACTIVITIES
The resort’s renovation has created an outdoor oasis for all ages to enjoy with the addition of a 10,000 square foot pool complex. Complete with a zero-entry pool, children’s pool, and four story, 150-foot “Twister” waterslide, the longest hotel slide in San Diego. Plush cabanas and daybeds offer an elevated retreat for relaxation. Additional recreational elements on the property include a sand volleyball court and a three-acre riverfront park.
The resort is also set to offer a wide range of activities, including poolside/cabana massages for ultimate relaxation, history, and art tours throughout the property. Along with kid-friendly poolside crafts, disco nights, sock hops, and scavenger hunts. As well as fun for the whole family with s’mores, astronomy, and dive-in movies. Town and Country will offer a variety of fitness experiences for fitness and wellness. Including paddleboard yoga, fitness classes, stretch and sculpt in the new Riverfront Park, aqua Zumba, and access to local jogging and biking trails and a sand volleyball court. When open, the new penthouse fitness facility, once home to the Jabberwocky nightclub, will offer sweeping views of the valley and resort. Featuring state-of-the-art equipment, including ellipticals, treadmills, spin bikes, weights, and more.
MEETINGS AND EVENTS
Town and Country offers plenty of room to spread out with 258,000 square feet of newly renovated spaces. Including San Diego’s very first convention center located on the property. These integral spaces complement an abundance of breakout, smaller areas to accommodate any group, meeting, conference, retreat, or workshop. Town and Country’s audiovisual partner AVMS offers a full suite of event technology solutions. Including virtual conferencing for remote attendees, wide-screen projectors, concert-sound systems, and computer-driven LED lighting.
Wedding celebrations are magical at Town and Country. The hotel’s complimentary bridal consultant will help plan the dream San Diego wedding. From choosing the ideal celebration locations at the resort to assisting with hotel rooms for guests. Town and Country sets the stage for everything, from the best engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners to meaningful ceremonies, receptions, and farewell dinners.
For more information on Town and Country, please visit www.towncountry.com or call 619-291-7131.
More About Town and Country
A landmark resort in Mission Valley, Calif., for over 60 years. Town and Country San Diego is an iconic destination at the center of San Diego’s best attractions and experiences. Following a multi-million dollar renovation, the Town and Country cues all the hotel’s celebrated history eras throughout its new spaces. Creating a fresh, reimagined modern resort. Town and Country evokes a casual California aesthetic that draws tourists, conferences, and locals alike. To create memories and connect with San Diego and the nostalgia of the past.