The hotel industry has undeniably been ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, leaving many hotel assets in distress. While some operators are in survival mode, Lowe has delivered its latest hotel project, the renovation and repositioning of Town & Country resort in San Diego. The multi-million dollar project started before the pandemic, and has still found a foothold despite the market disruption. In fact, the property is attracting leisure travelers.

"Town and Country is attracting significant leisure travelers from throughout Southern California as people seek drive-to getaways. The property's abundant outdoor spaces, two pools with expansive deck areas and cabanas, al fresco dining, shaded gathering spots, a park and walking trails, are features that are even more attractive during this unusual time," Matt Walker, EVP at Lowe, tells

The property did make significant changes to follow coronavirus safety guidelines while maintaining the guest experience. "Town and Country is managed by Lowe's hotel management subsidiary CoralTree Hospitality," says Walker. "The CoralTree team, led by VP and Managing Director April Shute, has instituted new operation protocols and procedures that align with area guidelines for managing during COVID as well as newly adopted hotel industry standards for cleaning and safety. Working within these guidelines we are still providing guests a top-quality, welcoming and comfortable guest experience."

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.