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Dual-branded Marriott Property Opens in San Diego

SAN DIEGO—The SpringHill Suites & Residence Inn San Diego Downtown Bayfront at BRIC—operated by Managed by Marriott (MxM), Marriott International’s end-to-end hotel management solution, and designed by John Portman & Associates—has opened here. The SpringHill Suites marked the 3,000th select-service property for the Marriott global portfolio.

The 253-suite SpringHill Suites and 147-suite Residence Inn feature bay and city skyline views; a fifth-floor outdoor swimming pool; bayfront patio area; and a fitness center.

“The hotels in the first phase of BRIC are unlike any hotel property that has been built on the waterfront in San Diego’s recent history,” said Ambrish Baisiwala, CEO of Portman Holdings. “We, along with our partners at Lankford & Associates and Hensel Phelps, are so pleased we were able to work with Marriott to bring the vision to life on the San Diego Bay.”

The properties’ 11,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, including the Ted Williams Room and Bayview Terrace, can accommodate up to 225 people. Signature amenities and services include complimentary breakfast.

“We are honored to work with Portman and the developers on this exciting new project, and see this beautiful property come to life,” said Janis Milham, SVP, modern essentials and extended-stay brands for Marriott International. “San Diego is known as ‘America’s Finest City’ and for attracting visitors of all ages to its scenic waterfront location. Now, we look forward to offering travelers a getaway to this wonderful city through exceptional service and unique amenities from the minute they step into the hotel.”

Nearby attractions include the U.S.S. Midway; San Diego Zoo; historic Gaslamp District; Seaport Village; the Convention Center; and San Diego International Airport.