Pendry Hotels opened its first hotel in San Diego's downtown Gaslamp Quarter late last month. A new luxury brand from Montage International, in partnership with The Robert Green Development Company, the Pendry San Diego has 317 guestrooms, three dining concepts, three bars, a spa as well as private meeting and event spaces.
Locally based ACRM Architects + Interiors created the exterior, while Rottet Studio was responsible for the 317 guestrooms, 10,000-square-foot pool deck, meeting space and spa. In addition, Toronto-based Studio Munge was responsible for the three food-and-beverage venues. David Reed Construction was the project’s contractor.
The design for the Pendry San Diego’s rooms was inspired by the city's beach and surf culture. Thirty-six suites have views of the city skyline and harbor, the historic streets of the Gaslamp Quarter, or direct access to The Pool House outdoor deck.
The hotel also has a Tom Adler-curated pop-up art gallery highlighting Ron Churchsurf photography.
For dining, Pendry San Diego has the Provisional Kitchen, Café & Mercantile, which was designed in partnership with Raan and Lindsay Parton from Los Angeles' Alchemy Worksretail concept. Provisional has a communal dining space with a Vittoria Coffee espresso bar, high ceilings, bistro tables and a retail marketplace set within a greenhouse. The marketplace has a curated collection of items, including homeware, ceramics, apothecary items, pantry staples and jewelry.
Nason's Beer Hall is a new addition to the San Diego craft beer scene. Its name pays homage to Nason & Co. Farmer's Market, formerly located in the current location of the beer hall in the early 1900s.
Fifth & Rose, inspired by a living room, uses a palette of pink, green and black with crimson details, candles and fresh roses.
The Lionfish, which was developed in partnership with Andy Masi's Clique Hospitality, has an airy two-floor dining room.
Also developed by Clique Hospitality, the Oxford Social Club is the hotel's night venue. The space has banquette seating, plush furnishings and art installations that all take inspiration from a private residential setting.
Boasting views of the Gaslamp Quarter, The Pool House at Pendry San Diego is the hotel's rooftop lounge, developed in partnership with Clique Hospitality. It has an open-air design and indoor/outdoor aesthetic. The rooftop is perched above the Gaslamp's 5th Avenue.