Hotels in development in the U.S. include a Marriott-managed Gaylord resort and convention center in Southern California; a reimagined Fairmont hotel in Long Beach, CA; and a second Cambria property in Denver.
Gaylord Pacific Resort and Convention Center
Marriott International Inc. has commenced construction on the Gaylord Pacific Resort and Convention Center. Developed by RIDA Development Corporation, the project is expected to open in summer 2025 and serve as a key component of the Chula Vista Bayfront, located in Chula Vista, CA, and within close proximity to San Diego.
Marriott International will manage the resort and convention center under a long-term management agreement. It is anticipated to have 1,600 hotel rooms, including 89 suites with 12 presidential suites. The resort will offer 360-degree views with San Diego Bay to the west and Chula Vista Marina.
Gaylord Pacific is expected to offer nine signature dining options with more than 418,746 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor convention center space, inclusive of a flexible 143,553-sq.-ft. exhibit hall; up to 62 breakout and conference rooms; and five outdoor event lawns and terraces. Plans for the hotel include an expansive, glass lobby atrium, nine restaurants and bars, a full-service Relâche signature spa and salon and a fitness center. The resort is also slated to feature an outdoor waterpark complex with water slides, a full wave pool, adult and kid’s pools and a lazy river.
Marriott International currently operates five Gaylord Hotels across Nashville; Kissimmee, FL; Grapevine, TX; National Harbor, MD; and Aurora, CO.
Fairmont The Breakers, Long Beach
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, in partnership with Long Beach-based investment and development group Pacific6, has revealed the redevelopment of the Breakers Hotel in Long Beach, CA. Originally opened in the 1920s, The Breakers was a sought-after destination for celebrities and dignitaries, including Elizabeth Taylor, Cary Grant, Babe Ruth and Clark Gable, among other Hollywood stars, according to the brand. The historic property is currently undergoing a restoration and redevelopment, and is slated to reopen in 2023 as a luxury boutique hotel.
The reimagined Fairmont The Breakers, Long Beach will feature 185 boutique hotel rooms and suites; a rooftop pool and terrace overlooking the Terrace Theater Plaza; an open-air rooftop lounge and bar with 360-degree views of the Pacific Ocean and Los Angeles basin; a two-story spa, wellness and fitness center; a live jazz club and music lounge; and more than 12,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting and function space. The hotel’s culinary program will include five innovative food & beverage venues, including the reopening of the famed Sky Room restaurant.
Cambria Hotel Denver Downtown RiNo
Cambria Hotels, an upscale brand franchised by Choice Hotels International Inc., has continued its nationwide expansion with the groundbreaking of the Cambria Hotel Denver Downtown RiNo. Expected to open in December 2023, the seven-story, 153-room Cambria will be the brand’s second hotel in the Colorado capital, joining Cambria Hotel Denver International Airport when it debuts.
The future Cambria will be located in the heart of Denver’s River North (RiNo) Arts District, with access to other popular Denver attractions, including the nearby Union Station neighborhood and the Denver Pro Sports Complex and the Colorado Convention Center.
Amenities will feature multi-purpose indoor and outdoor spaces, including a rooftop space with mountain views; locally inspired design and decor from Denver and Colorado-based artists, including a custom exterior mural reflecting Colorado’s landscape; on-site dining featuring freshly made food, local craft beer, wine and specialty cocktails, as well as to-go options; multi-function meeting and event spaces; and a fitness center.