SAN DIEGO—Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina has broken ground on a meeting space expansion that will result in the largest event space on the West Coast.
Currently offering 47 meeting rooms with 80,000 square feet of total event space, the downtown San Diego hotel will be expanding to nearly 240,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event venues, scheduled for completion summer of 2016.
The San Diego meeting and wedding venue will be using its bay and downtown surroundings as backdrops during the reconstruction. In place of the current ballrooms, two stacked 36,000-square-foot ballrooms are being built to overlook the San Diego Bay, each able to accommodate up to 4,500 guests. A glass curtain wall will provide unobstructed views of downtown San Diego. Additional highlights include a Swarovski crystal ceiling installation located in the pre-function space and a video wall system. Outdoors, the Marina Terrace offers 26,450 square feet of paved space overlooking the marina.
In its newest addition, the San Diego hotel will be building the Marina Walk, connecting downtown and the San Diego Bay. Along the path, visitors will enjoy views of the marina, parks, and the waterfront. Finishing touches of this landscaped walkway will include bike racks, benches, public art, and decorative paving, as well as wheelchair accessibility.