BRIC Phase Two Tops Out
The second phase of a hotel-centric mixed-use development on the bay in San Diego recently reached an important milestone, as it has topped out. BRIC, named for its location along BRoadway and PacfIC Highway, will combine a newly opened dual-branded select service hotel consisting of a SpringHill Suites and Residence Inn with the new InterContinental Hotel. The overall design allows each hotel to have its own identity, while complementary façades tie the complex together.
Destination retail and open public spaces invite visitors and residents to activate the waterfront. Based on the vast experience in hospitality design, John Portman & Associates was chosen to design both phases of the project with the challenge to create an iconic cohesive complex. BRIC redefines the way limited service and full service hotels can coexist in a holistic harmonious architectural design for the benefit of the hotel guests and the city of San Diego.
Phase two is expected to open in 2018.