J Street Hospitality announced today a new ground up construction project in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego. The Courtyard by Marriott will be a 90-room property and scheduled to open in the summer of 2015. J Street Hospitality is a leading hospitality group specializing in development and acquisitions of select and full service hotels.
“We are excited to open this new hotel as an important addition to the nearby community,” stated Sajan Hansji, President, J Street Hospitality. “In the past, it was the site of a failed office project and did not reflect the vibrancy of the neighborhood funneling into the San Diego Convention Center and Petco Park Ballpark. We feel comfortable and knowledgeable in this specific area given our other ground up project, the Residence Inn built in 2010, is in close proximity.”
“J Street Hospitality is perfectly suited to open the Courtyard and a property of this magnitude is ideal for the market and location,” said Eric Jacobs, Chief Development Officer North America Lodging, Marriott International. “They have the overwhelming support of the city and community to build a beautiful hotel that will remove an eyesore which has been in existence for six years. We’re proud they chose the Marriott name to continue their history of successful hotel ventures in the area.”
The new property will be a 100% custom urban 14-story building on a minimally sized 5,000 square foot site. The unique project combines the Marriott brand components with a design unlike anything that has ever been done before.
The Gaslamp Quarter
The Gaslamp Quarter is the historic heart of San Diego, California. It is a 16½ block historical neighborhood and is the center of downtown night life. The Quarter is home to many events and festivals, including Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp, Taste of Gaslamp and ShamROCK, a St. Patrick’s Day event. The Gaslamp Quarter extends from Broadway to Harbor Drive, and from 4th to 6th Avenue. It includes 94 historic buildings, most of which were constructed in the Victorian Era, and are still in use with active tenants including restaurants, shops and nightclubs.
About J Street Hospitality
J Street Hospitality is a leading hospitality ownership group specializing in development, acquisitions and ownership of select and full service hotels. They focus on key legacy brands including Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites and Hilton Garden Inn. J Street Hospitality currently owns four properties and is developing an additional four to bring the total portfolio to eight hotels.
About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. is a leading hospitality company with more than 3,800 properties, 19 brands (includes brand extensions), and associates at more than 3,800 managed and franchised properties around the world. Founded by J. Willard and Alice Marriott and guided by Marriott family leadership for more than 80 years, the company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and reported revenues of nearly $12 billion in fiscal year 2012.