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Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
3777 La Jolla Village Dr.
San Diego, CA 92122
858-552-1234
lajolla.hyatt.com


Taking Care of Business
Working and Playing in La Jolla
By Poppy Carew

Just a few minutes from the beach

With its massive, glass-encased convention center and slew of corporate-friendly hotels, downtown San Diego is often overrun with conference goers. Its low-key neighbor, La Jolla, on the other hand, caters more to well-heeled beach bums. But we don’t believe in this kind of segregation. Hop off the trodden path and head for the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, offering terrific business facilities in a calm, resort setting.

Just a few minutes drive from the beach, this 11-acre property isn’t your typical conference hotel. It was designed by Michael Graves, known for his classic influences on post-modern design, and for projects as diverse as the Shanghai Bund Art Center, United States Courthouse upgrade and exotic Hyatt Regency at Taba Heights on the Sinai Peninsula. High ceilings and natural light define the design-savvy public spaces, while guestrooms—tastefully decorated in mocha tones—take advantage of floor-to-ceiling windows.

Tastefully decorated rooms
Design-savvy lobby

Following a $7 million renovation, accommodations are not only stylish enough to keep up with high-profile contenders downtown (W San Diego, Hotel Solamar), they are well-equipped with all the basics, including wireless Internet. An additional 33 business plan rooms meet office-away-from-office needs, with spacious work desks, express continental breakfast and daily newspaper. They are complemented by 32,000 square-feet of function space, which can handle groups up to 1,600. Among the facilities are the Aventine Ballroom, glass-enclosed Barcino Pavilion and 21 meeting rooms.

Three dining options

Because all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy (and because families like to stay here, too, due to area attractions like the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld and beaches), Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine offers plenty to satisfy leisure-time cravings. The attached 32,000-square-foot Sporting Club provides a full fitness center, two lighted tennis courts and indoor basketball courts for a nominal fee; spa treatments are also available. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head over to Restaurant Village: Choose from Flemings Prime Steakhouse, Sofia’s Italian Table or Café Japengo, serving creative pan-Asian seafood dishes. Adding to the resort’s universal appeal are its quiet surroundings and attentive concierge, which ensure a relaxing, pampered stay.

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(Updated: 06/25/08 HC)


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