Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Statuesque and stunning, the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego towers over the city’s sparkling bay. And, thanks to a multimillion-­dollar face-lift, the property ­­— which holds the distinction of being the tallest waterfront building on the entire West Coast — features loads of new amenities to draw in guests. The renovation project kicked off in spring 2012, driven by a clear vision of new owners Host Hotels & Resorts. International design firm Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo (WATG) gave the property an urban feel in the rooms and the public areas with a design inspired by the nearby iconic Coronado Bridge. Rooms — 1,628 in all — feature floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the bay and the city and, best of all, they open to allow the fresh sea breeze to sweep inside. Grand Club Level guests can access the newly revamped 33rd-floor exclusive Club Lounge and revel in complimentary food and nonboozy beverages, workstations and a personal concierge. The next phase of the project (due to wrap in January) will include an update to the hotel’s meeting facilities, lounges and restaurants. From $199, www.manchestergrand.hyatt.com