L’Auberge Del Mar Celebrates 30 Years Of Oceanfront Hospitality


Del Mar – Poised to celebrate its 30th anniversary, L’Auberge Del Mar, the Village of Del Mar’s chic centerpiece hotel, opened its doors on July 28, 1989, to great acclaim. Since then, the 121-room resort has garnered many accolades, undergone multiple renovations – including a major transformation in 2008 – and emerged as the largest single source of net revenue for the city of Del Mar. 

It all started when entrepreneur/developer and visionary Jim Watkins – still today an active proponent of Del Mar as a destination for locals and visitors alike – orchestrated a rebirth of the oceanfront village in 1989. Watkins’ centerpiece project was The Inn at L’Auberge Del Mar, which was constructed on a 5.2-acre site overlooking the Pacific. Ultimately fueling a Del Mar renaissance, the hotel was designed to re-envision the 1940’s glamor of this appealing seaside town with a slight European flavor as seen in the chateau-like architecture. 

Now, on the heels of a recent refurbishment program of the guestrooms, meeting spaces and select public areas by noted Los Angeles interior designer Barclay Butera, L’Auberge Del Mar is ready to celebrate its 30th anniversary in style. According to Bob Harter, director of sales and marketing for L’Auberge Del Mar, the resort is commemorating this significant anniversary with a series of pearl-themed events, packages and amenities. “Taking a cue from the traditional 30th anniversary gift of pearls, we’ve created luxury pearl-themed experiences to observe this important milestone throughout the rest of the year,” he added.

L’Auberge Del Mar’s 30th anniversary celebrations include:

30th Anniversary Party
Friday, May 3, from 6:30 to 10 p.m., throughout the resort
Known for throwing some of the hottest parties in town, L’Auberge Del Mar kicks off its 30th Anniversary celebration with a party open to the public on Friday, May 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. with live music on the Sunset Terrace, tray passed bites and craft cocktails.
Admission is free. All food and drink are for purchase.

Pearl Luxury Escape Package
Available through December 31, 2019
The Pearl Luxury Escape package includes:

  • Luxurious overnight accommodations
  • $150 Spa L’Auberge credit
  • $150 dining credit
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • L’Auberge Del Mar’s exclusive Signature Coastal Laurel scented sticks to take home

Package starts at $465 per night. Reservations are available by calling (800) 245-9757 or visiting www.laubergedelmar.com

Pearl ’89 Cocktail
Available at the Living Room Bar through 2019
Light and lovely. Cheers to Pearl ’89, an anniversary cocktail, to be enjoyed in the Living Room and concocted with Moet Chandon, Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin, Elderflower Tonic, Giffard Pamplemousse and Lemon Juice – a memorable pearly quaff.
$16 per cocktail

Pearl Radiance Facial
Available at Spa L’Auberge through 2019
This facial is customized for individual skincare needs, using the Spa’s natural skincare line with ingredients derived from the ocean. Skin is oxygenated, brightened and toned improving cellular function. The finish is an illuminating, effervescent pearly glow.
Anniversary Price: $125

About L’Auberge Del Mar
Located in the heart of the coastal Southern California village Del Mar, L’Auberge Del Mar overlooks the Pacific Ocean offering a resort experience reminiscent of a private seaside estate. This intimate hotel presents 121 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a full service beach house-style 5,000-square-foot spa, a private path for easy beach access, tennis courts, a 24-hour fitness center and a peaceful pool area with a leisure pool and whirlpool. An array of dining and drink selections includes the award-winning KITCHEN 1540, L’Auberge Del Mar’s Living Room for handcrafted cocktails and tasty appetizers, the Living Room’s Coastline Deck for ocean view al fresco dining, and the lively poolside Bleu Bar for libations and nibbles. For more information, please visit www.LAubergeDelMar.com

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