San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina prepares for opening

San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina prepares for opening

A brand new flag is waving on the California coast, at the newly-christened San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina prepares to open following a $200 renovation.

Formerly known as the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina, the Marquis becomes one of only four of its kind in the country, and the premier destination for meetings, events and relaxing getaways.

“We are excited to bring this exclusive new brand of Marriott service to San Diego and extend it to meeting planners, business travellers and vacationers from across the globe,” said general manager Ray Warren.

Distinguished by their exceptional offerings and iconic locations, Marquis Hotels boast over 1,000 guest rooms, expansive meeting facilities, multiple restaurants, and grand public spaces.

And with 1,360 guest rooms, 75,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, and a 446-slip private marina, the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina is no exception.

The centrepiece of an inspiring bay front, the hotel is adjacent to the San Diego Convention Centre and steps from Petco Park, the historic Gaslamp Quarter and Seaport Village.

With key elements of an ambitious renovation complete, guests are treated to an entirely new arrival experience, updated lobby and concierge level, completely remodelled guest rooms, and a state-of-the art-fitness centre overlooking a vibrant new pool area.

Opening this April, the pool environment boasts private cabanas, cosy fire pits, a poolside restaurant and bar, and separate kids play area. By 2014 the Marquis plans to add two 40,000 square-foot high-tech ballrooms and a luxurious full-service spa.

While the changes were designed to meet the growing demand of corporate groups and associations on an international scale, considerable care was taken to maintain the relaxed, coastal feel of leisure resort.

“Our focus has always been on providing an authentic San Diego experience for each and every guest” added Warren.

“By introducing a Marquis hotel in this exceptional bay front location, we’re sending a message to the world that San Diego is the destination planners and vacationers should consider first.”