The LaFayette Hotel and Swim Club
San Diego, CA
Renovation: 139 Room Hotel, F&B Outlets (Quixote, The Gutter, Beginner’s Diner, Le Horse, Lulu’s, The Mississippi Room), Lobby, Cafe, Pool, Outdoor Spaces
Owner: Consortium Holdings
Architects: Tucker Sadler
Contractor: CLTVT, Hawkins Construction, ADK Studios
The new LaFayette Hotel & Club brings guests on a creative exploration that features an ode to the original “city within a city” hotel concept moving beyond a one-dimensional space that exudes well curated affluence with aspirational style. Accessible luxury can be found in each of the hotel’s food & beverage vignettes and the 139 rooms featuring custom designed linens and a thoughtfully curated in-room bar amenity featuring a comprehensive spirit and cocktail set-up by venerable cocktail expert Paul McGee.
The Lobby Bar iscircular in design under the soaring glass atrium flooding the space with light and is anchored by the Atlas statue and surrounded by a hand-painted ceiling by Brazilian-based artist Joāo Incerti. The bar is constructed with detailed wood surrounded by delicate banquettes with wrought iron lamps and is a convenient meeting space and starting point to the many dining and entertainment rooms held within the hotel.
The LaFayette Hotel and Swim Club is home to a range of guest rooms, suites, and townhouses rooted in traditional Victorian, Tudor, and Gothic details. Rich saturations of color, texture, and pattern immerse guests in a fanciful experience that is much more than just a place of rest. Design elements such as wallpaper ceilings, saturated wall tones, fabric draped canopy beds, and burled bar carts read as functional sculpture or art.