An Encinitas-based developer known for luxury hotels and mixed-used developments on Friday proposed building an 831-room convention hotel adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center.
The Robert Green Company, which has developed hotels across the country and is currently building the Pendry in the Gaslamp, submitted a proposal for the 5th Avenue Landing project to the Port of San Diego.
“The opportunity to build a world-class hotel on San Diego’s Bay and provide the public with new, high-quality open space is an exciting opportunity for our company,” said Robert Green, president of the development firm.
The hotel would be built on six acres of bayfront property at the corner of Convention Way and Marina Park. The ground lease to the property has been held by Fifth Avenue Landing LLC, led by Arthur Engel and Raymond Carpenter, for more than three decades.
The proposal also calls for a second lodging structure with a pool, cafes and 160 rooms accommodating 565 beds — a kind of modern-day hostel for budget travelers — along with an expanded marina, new public open space, and viewing plazas.
The project, designed by Gensler architects, will be previewed for conceptual approval by the port commissioners within the next two months.
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