San Diego, California: In late October, Downtown San Diego’s hotel options expanded with the opening of the new Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Gaslamp/Convention Center. Built by general contractorSwinerton Builders, the hotel is owned by J Street Hospitality. The 14-story, 90-room hotel contains all the luxuries of a Courtyard by Marriott—with a European boutique feel.
Set in the heart of America’s Finest City, the hotel is located on 6th Avenue between J Street and Island Avenue. Positioned perfectly for a variety of travelers, it’s within walking distance of downtown’s most popular restaurants, entertainment venues, and shopping areas: Petco Park, Horton Plaza, USS Midway Museum, Gaslamp Quarter, East Village, Convention Center, and Seaport Village.
The hotel’s crowning jewel is its rooftop lounge, The Nolen, which offers sweeping views of the city skyline, San Diego Bay, Coronado Island, and the Pacific Ocean. The 2,500-square-foot upscale hangout has its own dedicated entrance and elevator that heads straight to the 14th floor. Other hotel amenities include a lobby restaurant and bar—The Bistro—a 24/7 convenience store, a fitness center, and a business center.
Before breaking ground in April 2014, Swinerton provided design, construction, budget, scheduling, and constructability services. They also took over the design of the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and structural concrete scopes of work, teaming closely with J Street Hospitality and Awbrey Cook Rogers McGill Architects. The restricted infill urban project site required the close collaboration of the team to maintain all the familiar elements of a Courtyard by Marriott. In addition, due to very tight site constraints and a limited laydown area, Swinerton coordinated closely with the City of San Diego and neighboring businesses to minimize impacts.
Swinerton is proud of their work on the new Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Gaslamp/Convention Center and to deliver a state-of-the art hotel and modern rooftop bar to downtown—for the enjoyment of both locals and tourists alike.
Swinerton provides commercial construction, construction management, and renewable energy services throughout the United States and is a 100% employee-owned company. Recognized nationally since 1888, Swinerton is the preferred builder and trusted partner in every market it serves—proudly leading with integrity, passion, and excellence. For more information on Swinerton, visit their blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.