SOURCE: Marriott

Downtown San Diego CA Hotel

November 12, 2010 11:10 ET

Renovation of Bay Hotel in San Diego Reflects Area's Popularity for Vacation Travel

$200 Million Investment Includes Upgrades to Guest Rooms, Lobby, Ballroom & Meeting Space, Pool and New Public Waterfront Promenade

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2010) - The expansive renovation of the already majestic San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina is reflective of the many reasons travelers swarm to San Diego and its fabulous bay area when seeking family vacation fun and exciting weekend getaway adventures.

With parts of a $200 million facelift completed or underway, the impressive San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina stands at the forefront of downtown San Diego hotels. The ambitious renovation project will add 80,000 square feet of sophisticated ballroom and exhibition space, update the lobby and front entrance of the hotel, remodel the pool area to include new waterfalls, Jacuzzi, poor bar and restaurant, and create a spacious waterfront tree-lined promenade for public use. A new $1.4 million hotel fitness center includes a more convenient location with fantastic views overlooking the pool, a special movement and stretching room and luxurious new locker rooms.

Renovations also include a complete transformation of guestrooms, with a complete facelift of carpeting and bedding, case goods, wall vinyl and bathrooms and an upgrade from bath tubs to walk-in showers for all king rooms. Guests will also enjoy wireless technology and in-room entertainment on new 37-inch flat screen televisions. The hotel's south tower renovations have already been completed, and the north tower guest rooms are expected to be finished by April 2011. 

As guests at one of the premier waterfront hotels in San Diego, travelers can enjoy all the excitement and magnificent views of the bay area and still have easy access to popular attractions such as the world-famous San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, Sea World and LEGOLAND California. Guests are just steps away from unlimited water sports and dock rentals at the 446-slip marina. Golfers will delight in the many golf courses located just minutes from the hotel, including Torrey Pines, Coronado Municipal, River Walk, Cottonwood Country Club, La Costa and Maderas Golf Club, providing championship California golf at its finest.

The impressive bay hotel in San Diego is convenient to many of the area's favorite attractions including the popular Gaslamp district, the San Diego Convention Center, Petco Park, and the city's dynamic downtown and offers a variety of hotel deals to help make vacation fun affordable. Packages and deals range from Nickelodeon treats for families with small children to special deals that include hotel food and beverage credits as well as complimentary amenities or free breakfast. All are aimed at helping leisure travelers get the most out of their San Diego vacation experience. For more details about deals at the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina and reservations, visit

About the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina
The San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina is a dynamic hotel property located in the heart of San Diego and the bay area. Its resort-like style and atmosphere provides hotel guests with a unique opportunity to experience San Diego at its finest. Offering fabulous on-site dining including the famous Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine, where fresh local ingredients, European sauces and bold Asian spices combine for a unique culinary experience, and Tiki Bar & Grill, located beside the hotel's tropical pool and waterfalls between the hotel's glass towers and serving seasonal favorites; guests can relax and grasp the flavor of an exquisite San Diego travel experience.