Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina started its meeting space expansion that will result in the largest event space on the West Coast. Already, the property offers 47 meeting rooms with 80,000 square feet of total event space. Upon completion of the expansion project, the Downtown San Diego hotel will be expanding to nearly 240,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event venues, scheduled for completion in summer of 2016.
The San Diego meeting and wedding venue will be using its bay and downtown surroundings as backdrops during the reconstruction. In place of the current ballrooms, two stacked 36,000-square-foot ballrooms are being built to overlook the San Diego Bay, each able to accommodate up to 4,500 guests. Inspired by the natural beauty of Southern California, the design will have colors that match the beaches and sunsets. A glass curtain wall will provide views of Downtown San Diego. A one-of-a-kind Swarovski crystal ceiling installation will be located in the pre-function space. Lastly, there will be a video wall system using the latest technology.
For event planners looking to take celebrations outdoors, the Marina Terrace will provide 26,450 square feet of paved space overlooking the marina.
In its newest addition, the luxury San Diego hotel will be building the Marina Walk, connecting downtown and the San Diego Bay. Along the path, visitors will enjoy views of the marina, parks and the waterfront. Finishing touches of this landscaped walkway will include bike racks, benches, public art and decorative paving, as well as wheelchair accessibility.
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina is located at 333 W. Harbor Drive in San Diego, Calif., near the San Diego Convention Center and the Gaslamp Quarter. The hotel has two towers, each with 25 floors, offering 1,360 guestrooms, the Marina Kitchen restaurant, a fitness center, The Hideaway Spa, two outdoor free-form pools, a whirlpool and 446-slip marina.