Developers planned an April 7 formal opening for the first dual-branded Marriott hotels on the former site of the Lane Field ballpark in downtown San Diego, part of a larger mixed-use project now known as BRIC.
A spokeswoman for the development partnership, Lankford Phelps Portman, said the name is a combination of the first two letters of Broadway and the last two letters of Pacific. Developers and local government officials were slated to mark the opening of the two hotels with a public ceremony at Broadway and Pacific Highway, across from the Embarcadero.
The $130 million first phase includes a 253-room SpringHill Suites and a 147-room Residence Inn, which had their soft openings last month. Developers said they have tapped Jim Rinehart and Matt Moser, of local brokerage firm Retail Insite, to handle leasing for the project’s 27,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space in the first phase, and another 31,500 square feet planned in the second phase.
No retail tenants have yet been disclosed. Developers previously announced that the $200 million Phase Two of the Lane Field redevelopment, breaking ground later this year, will be anchored by a 400-room luxury InterContinental Hotel, recently approved by port district officials.