BRIC Phase Two Holds Grand Opening in San Diego

John Portman & Associates-designed InterContinental Hotel completes Lane Field complex.

ATLANTA (September 20, 2018) ­— Last Thursday, we celebrated the debut of a luxurious InterContinental hotel on the waterfront in San Diego. BRIC, named for its location along BRoadway and PacfIC highway, combines the new InterContinental hotel with a dual-branded select service hotel consisting of a SpringHill Suites and Residence Inn. The BRIC development is fronted by Lane Field Park.

“It is gratifying to complete the goals established in the Lane Field masterplan and the larger North Embarcadero Visionary Plan,” said Gordon Beckman, AIA, Principal and VP of Design for John Portman & Associates. “Achieving an increased public connectedness to the waterfront further defines the fabric of San Diego’s urban environment in a positive way.”

Designed to embrace San Diego’s maritime flavor, the InterContinental’s floor-to-ceiling glass brings in natural light and frames outstanding views of the bay. The hotel features 400 guestrooms including 24 suites; 35,000 square feet of indoor meeting space exemplified by the 12,000-square-foot Pacific Ballroom; 60,000 square feet of outdoor event space involving bay view terraces and the Lane Field Park; a health and wellness center that includes an outdoor yoga terrace; and an underground parking garage.

Dining experiences abound with choices between a destination steakhouse, a lobby-level restaurant featuring an open kitchen, and a lobby lounge enhanced with an outdoor terrace overlooking the water. The tower’s 19th-floor rooftop bar offers unmatched views, while the podium’s fourth-floor rooftop pool and sundeck also include a bar and café.

The InterContinental represents the firm’s fourth project in San Diego. “It is an honor to play a continuing role in helping the city connect to its coastal context.” said Jack Portman, Chairman and CEO of John Portman & Associates.

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Photo by David Naughton, Bric Phase Two Collection, © 2018 The Portman Archives, LLC.