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 recptions; 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.

 

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Three Tenant “Percent for Art” Projects Approved for Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

As part of efforts to enhance the waterfront experience through public art, the Board of Port Commissioners has approved artist concept proposals for three art projects to be installed in conjunction with the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina’s $200 million redevelopment project. The proposals were approved at the December 8, 2015, Board of Port Commissioners meeting and will fulfill the Port of San Diego’s “Tenant Percent for Art” requirement.

tide artThe first artwork, titled “Tide,” is an exterior sculpture comprised of a series of LED-illuminated waves created from powder-coated aluminum tubes and ceramic tile pavers. The tubes and pavers are arranged in a serpentine strand of sculptural waves that crest and fall. “Tide” will be installed on Marina Walk outside of the new Marriott Hall.

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San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina Project Moves Forward

1c proj_desc_-_Marina_WalkPlans are moving forward on an important expansion and improvement project at one of San Diego Bay's waterfront hotels, which will result in a long-awaited connection between downtown San Diego and the Bay.

The Board of Port Commissioners approved the concept and issuance of an appealable Coastal Development Permit for the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina Facilities Improvement Project at its May 2013 monthly board meeting. This project includes several public benefits at no cost to San Diego taxpayers. It entails $200 million in corporate investment, creates jobs, establishes a new entry point for public access to San Diego Bay and incorporates environmentally responsible design.

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