Hotel del Coronado’s Gina Petrone on Preserving the History of One of America’s Most Iconic Hotelswith Gina Petrone
In this episode of Priority Status, Vice President, Marrissa Mallory uncovers the surprising secrets of the hotel that put Southern California on the map—Hotel del Coronado. She delves into the history of the grand Damme with “The Del’s” Heritage Manager Gina Petrone, and learns what it’s like to play host to celebrities and icons from Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin to Frank Sinatra and Al Pacino; Presidents from Franklin Roosevelt to Ronald Reagan, and America’s founding families including decades of Vanderbilts to Carnegies. The National Historic Landmark hotel—credited as the genesis the American beach vacation—has been serving up nostalgia to travelers far and wide for more than 130 years, and has completed big plans to ensure it preserves its prized nostalgia for generations of travelers to come.
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