For the first time in 132 years, the Hotel Del Coronado will temporarily suspend operations due to the novel coronavirus.

According to a press release, the temporary suspension will go into effect on March 26.

“This difficult decision is reflective of the current business environment and not a result of illness or confirmed cases at the hotel,” read the release. “Our hotel security team will be on-site 24/7 to ensure this National Historic Landmark remains protected for our future guests.”

In regard to the Master Plan, the hotel’s $400 million multiyear redevelopment and expansion project, the release states the Hotel will do its best to continue construction on all ongoing projects to the extent permitted by California Governor Gavin Newsom’s orders and in accordance with the health and safety policies of its general contractor.

“In its long-standing history, Hotel del Coronado has overcome many challenges and has always re-emerged stronger because of our community,” the release said. “Please know that we are committed to fully restoring operations and welcoming the community, guests and team members back as soon as possible.”

Travel & Hospitality reporter Mariel Concepcion can be reached at mconcepcion@sdbj.com or 858-634-4625.