The resort community was now coming together with many new residents building homes and businesses. The investors then began to concentrate on the design and construction of the new hotel.

The Beach Company hired James and Watson Reid as the architects of the Hotel del Coronado and work began almost immediately with the groundbreaking ceremony held on March 19, 1887.

The Hotel del Coronado, completed in early 1888, officially opened its doors to the public on February 19th.