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Alila Marea coming to California in 2021
Alila hotels are absolutely phenomenal, and as a part of the 2018 Hyatt acquisition of Two Roads Hospitality, they became a part of the Hyatt portfolio. Currently, there are only 16 Alila hotels in the world, and just one in the United States: The Alila Ventana Big Sur. If you’re a part of the miles and points, you’re well aware of this property since it’s one of the best Hyatt point redemptions you can make ( possibly the best – it’s all inclusive with rates between $1k-$2k for a base room ). But, that all changes with Alila Marea.
Earlier this month, Hyatt announced that a brand new Alila would be built in Southern California: Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas. Encinitas is roughly an hour north of San Diego, and a neighboring town of Del Mar and La Jolla. If you’re a golf fan, you’ll realize how incredible this is since Torrey Pines is just a stone’s throw away – the US Open will be held there again in 2021 ( Tiger Woods won in 2008, the last time the event was held there, and just before his career imploded ).
The Hyatt website has the resort opening January 2021, which if they can stay on track, would mean that the hotel would be open for the 2021 US Open, and I’d highly recommend keeping an eagle’s eye on this development. It would be an incredible place to stay during the tournament.
Alila Marea will feature a 130 coastal and garden view rooms and suites. The design aesthetic seems to resemble that of Alila Villas Uluwatu with a sleek, modern, and minimalist approach to design that blends in with surroundings. I had the great fortune of staying at the Alila Villas Uluwatu in the summer of 2019 using points to stay in a pool villa.
Likely a Category 7
I would be surprised if this was priced at anything other than a category 7 hotel. With the all inclusive Alila Ventana still requiring just 30k points a night, it would be a shock to see this come in at Hyatt’s relatively new Category 8 pricing, but I’d also guess this will be a $500+ a night hotel, and category 6 pricing seems like a fantasy. We shall see what happens in the next few months, but if you’re thinking about going to the US Open in 2021…keep a close eye on this property.
*all images courtesy of Hyatt.com
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