The San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina Facilities Improvement Project, at 333 W. Harbor Drive, encompasses three main components: Marriott Hall, Marina Terrace and Marina Walk. These components propose upgrades and features that are intended to modernize the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina's facilities.
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina Project
The San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina is located at 333 West Harbor Drive in the Port District’s South Embarcadero. The hotel opened in 1984 with the North Tower and added the South Tower in 1987. The hotel features 1,355 guest rooms, 75,000 square feet of meeting space, a 450-slip marina, state-of-the-art fitness center and top-notch waterfront restaurants.
Marriott is proposing a major renovation of its meeting facilities to meet demands for space, flexibility, technology, food service, and design. Marriott executives believe the changes would make the hotel competitive with the newer San Diego Convention Center headquarter hotels in the vicinity.
The proposed new facilities would enable Marriott to book more group meetings, which would help ensure Marriott continues to maximize its hotel room occupancy. It would result in increased revenues for the Port District. The proposed project would also add a public access corridor, known as Marina Walk, between the Marriott and the adjacent Manchester Grand Hyatt. Marina Walk would improve public access to the South Embarcadero waterfront from Harbor Drive and the adjacent downtown residential community. Furthermore, the proposed project includes a 25,000-square-foot paved outdoor event area that will be used for hotel events such as cocktail parties and receptions; when not in use for Marriott events, it will be available for the public to use as an open gathering and activity space. The proposed project does not involve an increase in the number of hotel rooms or any in-water work at the Marriott Marina.
The entitlement processing for the Facilities Improvement Project will follow the requirements set forth in the lease, comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Port Master Plan, California Coastal Act (PDF), and other regulatory requirements, and be an open public process. The following entitlement milestones have been completed: