Marriott's Bayfront SpringHill Suites & Residence Inn Open Bayside In Downtown San Diego

April 7, 2016

Marriott International today celebrated the grand opening of the highly anticipated SpringHill Suites & Residence Inn San Diego Downtown Bayfront at BRIC - the mixed-use project at the former site of the Lane Field ballpark in downtown San Diego.  Leadership from Marriott International, the City of San Diego and the Port of San Diego gathered to welcome local patrons and visitors alike to this innovative and forward thinking hotel property.

Designed by John Portman & Associates, this new dual-concept hotel offers a premiere location and easy access to local attractions, situated almost directly across from the U.S.S. Midway and adjacent to Waterfront Park. The new 253-suite SpringHill Suites and 147-suite Residence Inn is a welcome addition to the North Embarcadero area of Downtown, offering cutting-edge design with its striking yellow wall, spectacular bay and city skyline views, fifth-floor outdoor swimming pool, bayfront patio area and state of the art fitness center. Signature amenities and services such as complimentary breakfast cater to each guests’ stay whether it is for business or leisure.

“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.”

This hotel encompasses not only lifestyle amenities with the SpringHill Suites, but also helps guests thrive on long trips with a leader in extended-stays, Residence Inn. The properties’ 11,000 square feet of meeting space can accommodate up to 225 people. This space includes the Ted Williams Room and Bayview Terrace and overlooks the U.S.S. Midway, while also presenting panoramic views of San Diego Bay from the Coronado Bridge to Point Loma.

“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, senior vice president, 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.”

Retail tenants have not yet been disclosed for the BRIC project, but the developers will soon being phase 2 of the ambitious  redevelopment - a $200million overhaul that will include a a 400-room luxury InterContinental Hotel.

For more information or reservations contact the SpringHill Suites San Diego Downtown/Bayfront directly at 619.831.0024, call the SpringHill Suites toll-free number at 888.287.9400, or visit Or to contact the Residence Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayfront directly, call 619.831.0225, call the Residence Inn toll-free number at 800.331.3131, or visit